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  • May 3 2018 The break small businesses deserve

    Obtaining finance can be challenging for any business but it is an acute difficulty for micro and small businesses in their start-up phase. Having the Best Business Idea in the World won’t necessarily be enough to convince sceptical, risk-averse banks to approve a loan, especially if the business owner doesn’t have a proven track record Read More…

  • April 27 2018 Holographics startup amongst participants selected for CEA’s creative tech accelerator

    Ten creative tech companies spanning verticals including robotics, fashion tech, AR, VR and music tech have been selected by Queensland University of Technology’s startup hub Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) to participate in its 2018 Collider Accelerator.   [Related: Winning Creative3 Pitch helped Darren Tonkin’s photo sharing app ‘cut through all the noise’, How Virgin StartUp’s UK accelerator Read More…

  • April 13 2018 How Virgin StartUp’s UK accelerator helped Peppermint’s founder strengthen her ‘Why’

    Kelley Sheenan, the Brisbanite behind Peppermint – an independent fashion and lifestyle magazine with a focus on sustainability – recently returned from London where she participated in StepUp, a mini-accelerator program run by Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp (VSU). [Related: Winning Creative3 Pitch helped Darren Tonkin’s photo sharing app ‘cut through all the noise‘ and “If you can Read More…

  • April 11 2018 Qantas’ new startup accelerator taking flight

    Startups, scaleups and digital disruptors – both within and beyond Australia –  are being invited by Qantas Group to apply for its second AVRO Accelerator program, following on from the first last year. Run in partnership with Slingshot, the program will provide entrepreneurs with funding and mentoring as well as access to Qantas’ domain expertise, Read More…

  • March 28 2018 Meet the female-led startups participating in the 2018 Springboard Enterprises Accelerator

    Eight female founders, representing tech startups across a range of industries, have been selected to participate in SBE Australia’s 2018 Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator program.  [Related: Noga Edelstein (UrbanYou) joins SBE Australia board as 2018 female startup program launches, Crop health monitoring startup FluroSat secures $1.5 million to fuel rapid growth, The tech sector needs to start valuing women for Read More…

  • March 22 2018 New Visa scheme requires ‘aggressive changes’ to help early-stage startups: Slingshot’s CEO

    Unveiled this week, the Global Talent Scheme represents a softening of the Government’s stance on skilled immigration. Dynamic Business spoke with a cohort of business leaders from across the tech, recruitment and startup sectors to gauge whether they believe the 457 Visa replacement scheme will satisfy the needs of SMBs for highly-skilled foreign workers.  [Related: Startups Read More…

  • March 21 2018 Technology startups exposed to legal risk due to omission from copyright scheme: StartupAUS

    Australia’s peak startup body, StartupAUS, has expressed disappointment in a senate committee’s recommendation to exclude technology companies from legislation extending the copyright safe harbour scheme to a broader range of service providers. [Related: Startups to have easier access to global talent under new scheme being piloted by government] The report on the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Read More…

  • March 21 2018 Vic Govt to spend $2.9m on startup education

    The Victorian Government will invest $2.9 million in educating thousands of Victorian startups though the state’s startup agency, LaunchVic. Sixteen service providers have been selected to run the education programs, with up to 2,000 places available to Victorian startup founders and their staff. The programs will vary in length and format, and include short courses, intensive Read More…

  • March 1 2018 ‘I’m self-incubating’: The Studio’s CEO discusses NSW’s first creative and media-tech incubator

    NSW now boasts a dedicated incubator for tech startups operating across the media, entertainment, games, music, design and creative industries, with The Studio today opening its doors in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.   [Related: “Huge coup for Sydney” –  $35m startup hub to host exclusive Microsoft accelerator program and The NSW Government is launching a Read More…

  • February 15 2018 Australia’s first incubator for resource-intensive hardware startups opens soon

    Australia’s first hardware incubator launches in Brisbane, next week, with the entrepreneur at its helm promising resource-intensive startups efficient and affordable access to equipment that will streamline the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking products. Arc Hardware Incubator is being delivered by Vektor Innovation whose CEO, Victor Vicario, told Dynamic Business that early-stage hardware ventures can Read More…

  • February 11 2018 Sydney startup creates tech to help landlords tackle unlawful subletting in the Airbnb era

    A property monitoring service that alerts landlords to unauthorised subletting through Airbnb and other rental websites has been launched by Sydney-based tech startup BnbGuard. The brainchild of serial entrepreneurs Reuben Schwarz and Richard Frey, BnbGuard is an automated technology platform that monitors long-term and short-term rental websites such as Airbnb, Flatmates.com.au and Stayz for clients, Read More…

  • January 29 2018 “The stories we’re telling are changing the startup narrative,” says SheStarts director

    Named Australia’s ‘Accelerator of the Year’ at StartCon 2017, SheStarts returns for its sophomore series tomorrow (Tuesday, 30 January) with nine female founders, representing eight early-stage tech startups, taking part in the BlueChilli-backed program. The second SheStarts cohort includes Dr Annie McCauley (Talk-i-Wear), Andrez Coco (Knowlly), Karen Hind (Recall App), Danielle Owen Whitford (Pioneera), Laura Read More…

  • January 25 2018 “A rising tide lifts all boats”: Victoria’s online marketplace startups generating $1.6b in profit

    Victoria’s online marketplace startups have created jobs for 93,000 people and contribute $1.6 billion to the state economy, according to new report from EY-Parthenon and startup ecosystem development agency LaunchVic. The report, A Review of Melbourne’s Digital Marketplaces, shows the sector is growing at 11% per year, well above Victoria’s current industry growth rate of Read More…

  • January 24 2018 Seed funds, mentoring available to creative tech startups via CEA’s Collider accelerator

    QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has invited creative tech startups to apply for its forthcoming Collider Accelerator. Up to 11 emerging and highly-scalable companies will be selected for Collider, which is being spearheaded this year by Alan Jones, a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures. “CEA is really excited about Alan Jones filling the Read More…

  • January 24 2018 Noga Edelstein (UrbanYou) joins SBE Australia board as 2018 female startup program launches

    Noga Edelstein, co-founder of on-demand home services marketplace UrbanYou, has joined the board of SBE Australia, coinciding with an announcement from the not-for-profit organisation that women-led tech startups can now apply for its 2018 Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator. [Related: The tech sector needs to start valuing women for their unique skills, says Silicon Valley vet, UrbanYou acquires Read More…