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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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

“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...

“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...

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...

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...

Three startups to compete for USD$100k in funding at SalesForce’s Sydney Pitchcomp

Startups that apply to pitch at the forthcoming Salesforce PitchComp in Sydney are in with a chance to win USD$100,000 in funding from the...

Indigenous startup accelerator goes virtual to reach entrepreneurs in remote communities

A national accelerator program geared towards indigenous entrepreneurs has helped nine startups become viable commercial enterprises.    Run by early stage investment group Investible, the...

South Australian startup using AI to improve IVF wins “best idea” at global tech pitch comp

Leading entrepreneurial minds, including Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, have deemed a South Australian startup’s use of artificial intelligence to improve the success...

Tech startup advocate Annie Parker says global leadership award is recognition of her ethos

Fresh from being named ‘Most Progressive Workplace Leader’ at the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards, startup ecosystem builder Annie Parker (CEO, Fishburners & Co-founder, muru-D)...

Investors in BlueChilli startups automatically qualify for tax deduction after ATO ruling

Investors who back startups in the BlueChilli portfolio will now enjoy an immediate tax deduction plus capital gains tax exemptions. This follows a private...

Dovetail’s founders built their tech startup on the cultural values of ex-employer Atlassian

The ex-Atlassian duo behind Sydney-based startup Dovetail are staying true to the values espoused by their former employer as they attract the likes of...

Sharing economy awards: entries now open

A new awards program celebrating top startups, leaders, innovators and disruptors in Australia’s sharing economy has been launched by Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator...

StartupAUS refreshes its leadership team

Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, StartupAUS, has welcomed four new board members: Elaine Stead (MD, Blue Sky Venture Capital), Rachael Neumann (investment advisor...

CancerAid first-ever Aussie startup selected for prestigious LA-based health tech accelerator

In being selected for Cedar-Sinai Medical Centre’s health tech accelerator, CancerAid has become the first-ever Australian startup to participate in the Los Angeles-based, Techstars-powered...

GoGet launches new carshare-enabled airport

GoGet are continuing to realise their vision for a national network of carshare-enabled airports, with the introduction of their car sharing service at Adelaide...