• BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil launch Xcelerate to turn ideas into global businesses

    Today Coca-Cola Amatil has launched its Xcelerate program, powered by Australia’s largest tech startup accelerator BlueChilli, to give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to quit their day job and have their innovative idea become a global reality. Australians and New Zealanders with brilliant ideas that could become global businesses with the right support… Read more »

  • New AR app puts technology to commercial use

    An Australian start-up has launched a world-first augmented reality app that puts Apple’s exciting ARKit framework to use for a genuinely commercial purpose. Realar Places, the creation of well-known tech entrepreneurs Dr Dan Swan and Keith Ahern, is the first fully operational AR sales tool exclusively for the property industry. The app gives builders the… Read more »

  • Now boarding startups and scaleups for Qantas Innovation Program

    Qantas Group is inviting the world’s most innovative startups, scaleups and digital disruptors to apply for its second AVRO Accelerator program. The AVRO Accelerator, run in partnership with Slingshot, gives entrepreneurs the chance to work with Qantas Group to develop, incubate and scale their businesses. The program, launched in 2017, helped participants build products to trial… Read more »

  • Rocket Lab ‘Its Business Time’ launch window to open 20 April 2018 NZT

    US/New-Zealand orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has today confirmed it will open a 14-day launch window this month to conduct the company’s first fully commercial launch. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time’, includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics Inc., built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. The 14-day ‘It’s Business Time’ launch window will open on Friday, April 20,… Read more »

  • Forget Facebook & Google Ads, The Sticky Handshake launches local small business social networking tool

    The Sticky Handshake, is launching today a revolutionary new referral solution for time-poor small business owners across Australia, who have failed to win new business from Google and Facebook advertising and find industry networking time-consuming, expensive and daunting. Aimed at locally focused small businesses of all kinds including start-ups, legal, financial services or real estate… Read more »

  • $100,000 Scholarship Fund launches to help close the gap for women in tech

    A new Women in Tech Scholarship Fund will help break down the barriers to entry for women into the technology space, and provide the insights and skills needed for female entrepreneurs and women returning to work to advance in a tech industry. Tech Ready Women and Academy Xi have partnered together to create this $100,000 opportunity to ultimately see… Read more »

  • Australian Industrial IoT company secures $4.8M from Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital

    Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution, FitMachine® ‘the Fitbit® for machines’, has secured $4.8M in Series A funding. The round, led by Blackbird Ventures, included Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). The investment will allow MOVUS to scale up to international… Read more »