Category: Australia

KPMG’s Energise accelerator program graduates 12 startups

Australia: Three of Australia’s most promising energy, mining and natural resources startups have taken home awards at KPMG Australia’s Energise accelerator program graduation night.

Qantas partners Slingshot to launch 1st startup accelerator program

Australia: Qantas has launched a new start-up accelerator Avro, seeking start-ups to work with the airline on its innovation agenda.

SproutX closes AU$10M AgTech venture capital fund for startups in it’s accelerator

Australia: The SproutX Venture Capital Fund, to be managed by Artesian Venture Partners, will invest in agtech startups accepted into SproutX’s accelerator programs over the next four years.

Australia launches startup incubator “Landing Pad” in Singapore with support from SGInnovate

Singapore: Australian Govt. has launched a startup incubator called the “Landing Pad” in Singapore, with support from SGInnovate – an investment unit funded by the local Singapore government.

Queensland govt recruits Slingshot to run Tourism Accelerator in Cairns & Brisbane

Australia: The Queensland government has recruited corporate accelerator Slingshot to help bolster its share of Australia’s $119.4 billion tourism industry through the creation of new high-growth startups.

HCF and Slingshot announce most diverse HCF Catalyst cohort yet

Australia: HCF, Australia’s leading not-for-profit health fund and corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot have selected seven Startups and five Scaleups from more than 200 applicants and 45 Pitch Day finalists.

Hudson, SEEK partner Slingshot’s ‘human capital’ accelerator programme

Australia: Global recruitment and talent solutions company Hudson and Australian global online jobs and employment group SEEK are joining corporate start-up accelerator Slingshot to lead Australia’s first HR-tech start-up accelerator.

CSIRO launches first operational Urban Living Lab in Sydney

Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has established its first operational Urban Living Lab at the Sydney Science Park in western Sydney, in partnership with property developers Celestino.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has issued a «cryptobond» developed in its Innovation Lab

Australia: Commonwealth Bank of Australia has issued a «cryptobond» for Queensland Treasury Corporation using its capital markets blockchain platform.

Major Defense companies partner Techstars to launch a Defense & Security accelerator in Australia

Australia: Techstars has kicked off its Asia Pacific expansion, choosing Adelaide to launch its first startup accelerator in the region. US -headquartered startup accelerator Techstars has expanded into the Asia-Pacific region, with Adelaide chosen as its first launch location.

Law firm Allens partners KPMG’s Energise 2.0 accelerator program for energy and resources start-ups

Australia: Allens will give a legal leg-up to energy and natural resources start-ups in Perth and Brisbane as legal partners for KPMG’s Energise 2.0 accelerator program.

CSC Launches Sydney Innovation Center

Australia: CSC launched an Innovation Center in its regional headquarters at Macquarie Park, Sydney, building on the company’s strategy to drive further development of next generation technology solutions.