Startups & Entrepreneurs


How can we help startups emerging from universities?

Research that emerges from Australian universities is world-class, with 85 percent of it rated at or above the world standard. Our country’s university system is fertile ground for cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to be turned into budding startups. In 2021, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia

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New corporate-startup matchmaking collaboration platform

Stone & Chalk, Australia’s premier home for emerging tech innovation, today officially unveiled Venture Connect – a program designed to curate and foster connections between corporations looking for ways to accelerate their growth through collaboration and startups eager to establish relationships with potential partners and

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Elevating Female Founders program opens

River City Labs has launched the Elevating Female Founders Program, an initiative to help Queensland female entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality. Launched at the Something Tech. festival in Brisbane today, the program is open to twenty Queensland based women founders which will offer an eight-month

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One state’s startup ecosystem is outperforming growth expectations

An updated report from Deloitte Access Economics has found the Victorian startup ecosystem has out- performed growth expectations from those forecast in its 2020 report. Commissioned by Victoria’s Startup Agency, LaunchVic, ‘Scaling up: Growing the economic opportunity for Victoria’s startup ecosystem’ report highlights that Victoria’s entire ecosystem value

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New funding for AgTech startups

Investment support for AgTech startups has never been better with a new suite of initiatives to support more innovation in the sector by LaunchVic and Agriculture Victoria announced today. A new sidecar fund, the $1 million Hugh Victor McKay Fund, is now open for applications

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Who are Australia’s nine female billionaires?

Amid recent reports that Australia is the second most popular location for millionaires to migrate to, surpassing the USA, it can be revealed that Australia is home to the fifth-highest number of female billionaires in the world. That’s according to the latest study from City Index, which scraped the Forbes live billionaire tracker to find the country that

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