Startups & Entrepreneurs


Overcoming the startup odds: 5 tips to beat the 70% failure rate

The startup world is both exhilarating and perilous, with the stark reality that up to 90% of new ventures fail. The journey from conception to success is fraught with challenges, including financial constraints, market misalignment, inadequate research, and more. This harsh landscape demands wisdom and insight

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How can we help startups emerging from universities?

Research that emerges from Australian universities is world-class, with 85 percent of it rated at or above the world standard. Our country’s university system is fertile ground for cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to be turned into budding startups. In 2021, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia

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New corporate-startup matchmaking collaboration platform

Stone & Chalk, Australia’s premier home for emerging tech innovation, today officially unveiled Venture Connect – a program designed to curate and foster connections between corporations looking for ways to accelerate their growth through collaboration and startups eager to establish relationships with potential partners and

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Elevating Female Founders program opens

River City Labs has launched the Elevating Female Founders Program, an initiative to help Queensland female entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality. Launched at the Something Tech. festival in Brisbane today, the program is open to twenty Queensland based women founders which will offer an eight-month

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One state’s startup ecosystem is outperforming growth expectations

An updated report from Deloitte Access Economics has found the Victorian startup ecosystem has out- performed growth expectations from those forecast in its 2020 report. Commissioned by Victoria’s Startup Agency, LaunchVic, ‘Scaling up: Growing the economic opportunity for Victoria’s startup ecosystem’ report highlights that Victoria’s entire ecosystem value

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New funding for AgTech startups

Investment support for AgTech startups has never been better with a new suite of initiatives to support more innovation in the sector by LaunchVic and Agriculture Victoria announced today. A new sidecar fund, the $1 million Hugh Victor McKay Fund, is now open for applications

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