Category Archives: Startups Back

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST INCUBATOR FOR RESOURCE-INTENSIVE HARDWARE STARTUPS OPENS SOON

Australia’s first hardware incubator launches in Brisbane, next week, with the entrepreneur at its helm promising resource-intensive startups efficient and affordable access to equipment that will streamline the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking products. Arc Hardware Incubator is being delivered by Vektor Innovation whose CEO, Victor Vicario, told Dynamic Business that early-stage hardware ventures can get derailed at … Read more

“ROCKET SCIENCE IS NO EASY FEAT”: FLEET’S CEO ON PAVING THE WAY FOR SPACE STARTUPS IN AUSTRALIA

When Fleet launched in 2015, its three founders faced an uphill battle. They had created an IoT nanosatellite technology startup in Adelaide at a time when Australia’s commercial space sector was practically non-existent and – in the absence of a national space agency – they were told the venture would likely fail. Fast-forward to today … Read more

The Brisbane entrepreneurs who cut through US red tape to develop medical devices

A Brisbane medical innovation start-up is revolutionising medical product development in Australia and the US1 by creating their latest product from concept to US FDA approval at two and a half times faster and 65 times cheaper than the US average timeframe and cost to develop a medical device. Orthopaedic innovation and devices company Field Orthopaedics … Read more

The language of startups needs to change: Why it’s time to stop saying we’re “crushing” and “killing” it

“We’ve been smashing all our milestones for the last 12 months, and now we’re hoping to keep killing it over 2018.” How many times have you heard that sentence, or something similar? Or how many times have you yourself said your company was “crushing it” or “dominating”? These words have become an inherent part of … Read more

Sex industry blockchain startup intimate raises $4.5 million in pre-sale ahead of full ICO next month

An Aussie blockchain startup focused on solving issues inherent in the adult industry has raised $4.5 million in a token pre-sale and is gearing up for a further $24 million raise in March. The startup, intimate, was launched last year by founding trio Reuben Coppa, Leah Callon-Butler and Nathan Smale, who formed the idea of … Read more

Telstra’s muru-D just picked 10 new startups for its accelerator program

muru-D, the accelerator program backed by Telstra, has just picked 10 new startups to support. An autonomous passenger aircraft, virtual reality being used to rehabilitate stroke victims, and autonomous tree-planting robots are among the technologies being developed by the startups accepted into the SYD5 program. “It was important to us to select teams that have … Read more

SYDNEY STARTUP CREATES TECH TO HELP LANDLORDS TACKLE UNLAWFUL SUBLETTING IN THE AIRBNB ERA

A property monitoring service that alerts landlords to unauthorised subletting through Airbnb and other rental websites has been launched by Sydney-based tech startup BnbGuard. The brainchild of serial entrepreneurs Reuben Schwarz and Richard Frey, BnbGuard is an automated technology platform that monitors long-term and short-term rental websites such as Airbnb, Flatmates.com.au and Stayz for clients, sending them an … Read more

The 10 medtech startups selected for Australia’s Catalyst accelerator program

Another 10 medtech startups have been selected for the third year of HCF Catalyst accelerator program. The new cohort of entrepreneurs will spend the next 12 weeks with startup accelerator Slingshot turning their health tech ideas into high impact businesses. Here are the 10: Vantari VR. New ways to visualise, interpret and understand medical images … Read more

“WILD RIDE”: OPUS MEDICAL’S COO ON IMPROVING CANCER TREATMENT AS HIS STARTUP GOES GLOBAL

Harnessing technology more than a decade in the making, the medical minds behind Opus Medical are pursuing a global opportunity exceeding $800 million to improve treatment outcomes for breast cancer patients. Co-founded by Dr Sean Pollock (COO) and University of Sydney Professor Paul Keall (Director), the Sydney-based medtech startup is in the business of developing … Read more

“We’re going to be the next Australian unicorn”: Real estate startup ActivePipe raises $5.9 million from NAB

Three-year-old startup and Smart50 finalist ActivePipe is confident it will be one of Australia’s next unicorns after closing a $5.9 million Series A round led by NAB Ventures. This ends a long search for “strategic” money by the startup, which offers real estate agencies a predictive analytics and data-focused communication platform to help them identify and convert … Read more