Category Archives: Funding & Grants Back

Brisbane Local ranked one of five top startups in the world

“Brisbane Local and recipient of the Lord Mayors Budding Entrepreneur Program has been recognised as one of 5 top startups in the world. In 2015, James Oliver developed Conweigh a mobile container weighing business that provides an on-demand and on-site container weighing alternative to expensive and heavy weighing equipment such as weighbridges. Shortly after launching … Read more

Photo startup ArtLife wins $10,000 in prizes at Brisbane’s hackathon for creative tech

“A photo startup that is aiming to “make metadata sexy” has won $10,000 in prizes at the second annual creative tech hackathon hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) in Brisbane. ArtLife is an app that will integrate with mobile devices and the cloud so people can easily sort and search for saved photos using … Read more

The NAB has just bought into foreign exchange payments startup Veem

“NAB Ventures, the National Australia Bank’s fund, has led an investment round in San Francisco-based foreign exchange payments company Veem. Veem leverages blockchain technology to allow organisations to send and receive payments in local currency. “Technology in the global payments and foreign exchange space is evolving rapidly as customers identify new platforms to help them … Read more

Advance Queensland recruits Slingshot to bolster share of Australia’s $119.4 billion tourism sector by creating new startups

“The Queensland government has recruited corporate accelerator Slingshot to help bolster its share of Australia’s $119.4 billion tourism industry through the creation of new high-growth startups. According to IBISWorld’s Tourism in Australia 2017 report, Queensland is one of the top destinations for domestic travel, with the Great Barrier Reef among the major magnets for tourists. … Read more

Australia Post Regional Pitchfest looking to uncover the next big business idea in regional Australia

“Applications have opened for the 2017 Australia Post Regional Pitchfest, which will give startups and small business owners across regional Australia a chance to pitch for a share in a $100,000 prize pool to help fuel their business idea. To apply to take part, participants submit short video applications outlining their business idea. Each chosen … Read more

Foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop launches Singapore landing pad for Aussie startups

“Foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop has officially launched the federal government’s landing pad for Australian startups in Singapore this week. Joined by Singapore’s minister for trade and industry S. Iswaran at one of Singapore’s largest startup spaces BASH (Building Amazing Startups Here), Bishop said the landing pad, which is currently home to four Australian ventures, … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Federal government adds 2300 new places to New Enterprise Incentive Scheme to support young entrepreneurs

“The federal government has made an additional 2300 places available to new business owners under its New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS). In the 2016 budget the federal government pledged to invest more in the scheme and said at the time that an expanded NEIS program would come into effect from December 2016. The aim was to bring the total number of places … Read more