Twelve startups have been selected to participate in Horizons, a regional travel accelerator program being run by Slingshot in partnership with travel tech company Amadeus, Brisbane Airport corporation and Queensland Tourism Industry Council. According to Slingshot CEO, Karen Lawson, the Horizons cohort boasts some of the most experienced travel entrepreneurs in the industry, including Paul … Read more

Tucking into the Australian superfood market

The healthy food revolution has sparked consumer interest in “superfoods”. But there are several foods in our own backyard ripe for picking as SMEs tap into this space. Entrepreneur, nutritional scientist and native food expert Vic Cherikoff runs Australian Functional Ingredients. Among the range of products he markets via his online store are sauces (Illawarra plum), … Read more


In being selected for Cedar-Sinai Medical Centre’s health tech accelerator, CancerAid has become the first-ever Australian startup to participate in the Los Angeles-based, Techstars-powered boot camp. Founded in August 2015 by doctors Nikhil Pooviah and Raghav Murali-Ganesh from the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Sydney, CancerAid is a cancer support app that helps patients … Read more

NevHouse is the recycled housing startup representing Australia on a global stage for the Pitch@Palace finals in London

Gold Coast-based startup NevHouse has been named among three winners at the Pitch@Palace Australia competition finals, and will now be heading to London to pitch its recycled disaster-relief housing solutions on a global stage. NevHouse was born from a plastics recycling plant that founder Nev Hyman invested in in 2004, but it wasn’t until a … Read more

Rational Investing : The Subtleties of Asset Management (ebook)

Authors: Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler Many investors believe that success in investing is either luck or clairvoyance. In Rational Investing, finance professor Hugues Langlois and asset manager Jacques Lussier present the current state of asset management and clarify the conundrum of luck versus skill. The core of Rational Investing is a framework for smart … Read more

Square Peg Capital co-founder Paul Bassat shares the four things startups should know when pitching to investors

For startups hoping to secure investment from SEEK co-founder and Square Peg Capital investor and co-founder Paul Bassat, there are four things they need to know: how to be genuine; how to tell a good story; how to avoid false valuations; and how to tell their advisors to take a back seat. Speaking at LaunchVic’s … Read more

Leading startup investment insiders told us what they’re looking for in the perfect fintech

Rajeev Gupta knows about startups and what’s needed to attract funding for them. The former investment banker and technology investor has had his own startup, Geckolife, and has also worked at Goldman Sachs and Tribeca. Now he’s a partner at Alium Capital, a technology-focused crossover investment fund looking after sophisticated investors wanting to get in on … Read more