$143 million business support package announced by Victorian Government following 5-day lockdown

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Victorian business affected by the most recent lockdown may be eligible for support thanks to a Circuit Breaker Support Package introduced by the State Government.

Australian government opens third round of international collaboration grant: Up to $1 million for successful applicants

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The third round of the government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program, aiming to provide funding to help Australian businesses or researchers collaborate with international partners, is now open for applications.

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… Continue reading The break small businesses deserve

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… Continue reading Holographics startup amongst participants selected for CEA’s creative tech accelerator

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… Continue reading How Virgin StartUp’s UK accelerator helped Peppermint’s founder strengthen her ‘Why’

Qantas’ new startup accelerator taking flight

The 2017 AVRO Accelerator program cohort

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,… Continue reading Qantas’ new startup accelerator taking flight

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

Clockwise from top left: Bernadette Olivier, Barbara Sharp, Kylie Legge, Flurosat, Mel Gollan, Georgie Drury, Claire Morris and Sabrina Bethunin.

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… Continue reading Meet the female-led startups participating in the 2018 Springboard Enterprises Accelerator

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… Continue reading New Visa scheme requires ‘aggressive changes’ to help early-stage startups: Slingshot’s CEO

Technology startups exposed to legal risk due to omission from copyright scheme: StartupAUS

Alex McCauley, CEO of 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)… Continue reading Technology startups exposed to legal risk due to omission from copyright scheme: StartupAUS

Vic Govt to spend $2.9m on startup education

City Of Melbourne/That Startup Show/Photographer: WrenSteiner

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… Continue reading Vic Govt to spend $2.9m on startup education