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Hundreds of startups apply for Startmate’s accelerator program – but only 30 can join each year. Here’s how it works.

Australian company Startmate provides an accelerator program for startups that offers investment and mentoring opportunities. CEO Michael Batko told Business Insider Australia the company is industry agnostic so startups from any industry can apply. Startmate also has a women-only fellowship designed to get women into the startup world. Visit Business […]
Hundreds of startups apply for Startmate’s accelerator program – but only 30 can join each year. Here’s how it works.
Tech

Google is launching an accelerator for climate change startups

Google is looking for ‘social impact’ startups for a new accelerator program. The first cohort will be selected from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for a six-month program beginning in early 2020 and a second cohort will start later in 2020 as well. Google isn’t promising to invest in […]
Google is launching an accelerator for climate change startups
Markets

Qantas has dropped its startup accelerator after just two rounds of programs

Qantas has decided to close its startup accelerator program. The functions carried out by the airline’s central ventures unit will devolve back to individual business units. Qantas says the exercise broadened the airline’s thinking on innovation. Qantas has dropped its venture arm and associated AVRO Accelerator, designed to boost startups […]
Qantas has dropped its startup accelerator after just two rounds of programs
Tech

Learn from Y Combinator’s Paul Graham and Dropbox’s Drew Houston as they take the stage together at IGNITION 2018

Paul Graham is a prolific investor and entrepreneur who cofounded the world’s most influential startup accelerator, Y Combinator. Since its launch in 2005, the accelerator has invested in more than 1,300 startups. One such startup that has benefited from Y Combinator’s incubator programming is Dropbox, a business collaboration platform helmed […]
Learn from Y Combinator’s Paul Graham and Dropbox’s Drew Houston as they take the stage together at IGNITION 2018
Tech

The 8 Australian startup founders selected for the women-only Springboard accelerator

Eight Australian startup founders have been selected for the next women-only Springboard Enterprises Australia accelerator program. SBE Australia, a not-for-profit with the first female-only startup accelerator in Australia, says the founders lead successful businesses in industries including healthtech, agritech, real estate, wellness and fashion. The Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator program […]
The 8 Australian startup founders selected for the women-only Springboard accelerator
Tech

The maker of XXXX just launched a startup accelerator

Trans-Tasman food and beverage giant Lion has launched a startup accelerator to foster entrepreneurship in that industry. The maker of brands such as XXXX beer, Dairy Farmers and Pura milk announced Thursday it partnered with corporate startup engagement specialist Slingshot to create a 12-week accelerator named Lion Unleashed. Lion chief […]
The maker of XXXX just launched a startup accelerator
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A sharing economy accelerator has launched in Australia

A sharing economy accelerator has launched in Australia, backed by some of Australia’s industry leaders. The Sharing Hub, which aims to foster innovation and work with policy makers to grow the sector, will be led by Mike Rosenbaum, the co-founder of Deals Direct and now the CEO of Spacer.com.au. Joining […]
A sharing economy accelerator has launched in Australia
Tech

Here’s a program to help more Australian companies emulate Kickstarter

Becoming a social enterprise – a for-profit organisation that operates with a social or environmental mission – can bring myriad positives. But while social entrepreneurs may be passionate and well-intentioned, Geoff Gourley, founder of the new One10 accelerator, says they may not have the acumen to build a business. Gourley […]
Here’s a program to help more Australian companies emulate Kickstarter
Strategy

DISRUPT: 10 things startups need to know about an accelerator

Entrepreneurs and industry leaders are flexing their skills and sharing their knowledge at Freelancer’s SydStart event in Sydney today. Speaking at one of the workshops is Gary Elphick, founder and CEO of Disrupt. The Aussie startup launched last year on a platform which allowed customers to design and 3D print […]
DISRUPT: 10 things startups need to know about an accelerator
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This electric racing car goes from zero to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds

VIDEO: Students at ETH Zurich, one of Switzerland's premiere engineering universities, have built Flüela, an electric car that's breaking world records. With its insane acceleration, it's blowing professional gasoline engines out of the water, and the builders from the AMZ racing team hope to prove that electric cars are the future.
This electric racing car goes from zero to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds