FUNDING OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR STARTUPS IN AUSTRALIA

Looking for money is always hard. Here is a list of the options we know of in Australia. ACCELERATORS Startmate Startmate is a group of startup executives offering mentorship and seed financing to founders of Internet and software businesses based in Australia. The...
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INSIDE THE INCUBATOR

Following a two day microhack, we partnered with Horizon Power to incubate four entrepreneurs to build disrupt the energy industry. We spoke to Grant Young, who was one of the attendees chosen to come into incubation at Pollenizer. His company Nexergy, co-founded with... read more

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: INTRODUCING XO

If we are to solve the unprecedented range and scale of global challenges confronting us, we need to get cutting edge “Deep Tech” innovation out of the lab and into the world faster. Organisations big and small will have to work together in complementary ways to... read more

TASMANIA’S STARTUP SCENE

If you’re thinking about moving to Tasmania, or stopping down south for a working holiday, then this guide should give you a great head start on figuring out who’s who in the community and where the local focal points of startup activity are. The startup ecosystem in... read more

ME, THE ENERGY COMPANY

I am an energy company. At least I will be soon. How we generate and flow energy is changing, driven by technology changes that are happening so fast, it is hard to see them happening around us. One day soon we will wake up and find it hard to imagine coal power... read more

NOT ALL PIVOTS ARE EQUAL

This is a guest post by Alistair Croll, global bestselling author of Lean Analytics from the Lean Startup book series. The word “pivot” is synonymous with the Lean Startup movement. But since Eric Ries first coined the term to refer to making iterative course... read more

BIG DATA MADE SIMPLE

There two things we can all agree on when it comes to big data. 1. Startups think they’ll make a fortune accumulating it 2. Big companies think they need to be using it. Both of these might be true, but there is one thing I know to be true for sure: There is a lot of... read more

WHEN DISRUPTION STARES YOU IN THE FACE

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” There is some debate over whether it was Charles Darwin who said it or not, but the sentiment still stands. I had... read more

PRODUCT MARKET FIT USING A PROXY

Noticing the Patterns I’ve been a surfer for many years. In the time I went from a teenager to  married man with children most of my old surfing buddies gave the sport away. But I’m one of those die hard surfers who still goes surfing winter or summer. For years I... read more

PORTER MEETS THEIL – 5 FORCES OF STARTUPS

I just finished reading Peter Thiel’s new book Zero to One. An easy read full of serious startup insights (worth the effort). But what I couldn’t help but thinking about was how similar it is to many other long standing business strategies. In fact, it reminded me the... read more

THE INNOVATION TEAM’S PURPOSE

Discovering new innovation is now the whole company’s job, not a special role for an elite few. The competitive landscape is changing so fast that innovation needs to be in every cell of the company’s organism. Innovating requires: The permission to fail... read more

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