Support packages for Victorian businesses

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With Victoria’s seven-day lockdown inevitably impacting the state’s economy, the Victorian Government has announced support packages for the businesses most affected. The ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown has forced many businesses to shut their doors and the packages aim to minimise the damage to Victoria’s workforce. Up to 90,000 Victorian businesses affected by the restrictions that remain until… Continue reading Support packages for Victorian businesses

Main Sequence announces $250 million deep tech fund to make the world a better place

Main Sequence team: (left to right, top) Virginia Crawter, Bill Bartee, Mike Nicholls, Phil Morle; (left to right, bottom) Stella Xu, Mike Zimmerman, Jen Baxter | Main Sequence

Australian deep tech venture firm Main Sequence has announced a $250 million fund to increase its focus on solving some of the world’s biggest issues in areas such as climate and food.

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.

Snowflake announces $250,000 Global Startup Challenge

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Snowflake, the Data Cloud platform based in the US, announced its first-ever Global Startup Challenge, with the winner receiving up to $250,000. “This competition will showcase the power of data network effects while also expanding their reach. We look forward to rewarding a top startup who both embodies and employs the Snowflake vision: To mobilise… Continue reading Snowflake announces $250,000 Global Startup Challenge

New funding for Emesent takes drone company to new heights

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Drone autonomy company, Emesent, has announced a new investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the investment arm of the US intelligence agency the CIA. The strategic investment will help power Emesent’s expansion into new industries including defence, security, and emergency response. “This investment from In-Q-Tel and the strategic support it offers is a boon for our continued growth and the… Continue reading New funding for Emesent takes drone company to new heights

Does your business have what it takes to go public?

Brett Kelly of Kelly+Partners ringing the bell at the ASX

Many entrepreneurs secretly dream of one day listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), but the IPO process is not for the faint-hearted. Brett Kelly shares Kelly+Partners’ journey from privately-owned accounting practice to publicly listed company. Brett Kelly has never been afraid to aim high.  When the 22-year-old suddenly found himself unemployed, he approached 34… Continue reading Does your business have what it takes to go public?