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What more can we do to support the growth of Australia’s future innovation industries? Assistant Minister for Innovation Hon Wyatt Roy MP today announced the launch of Policy Hack, a new initiative in industry policy design to take place on Saturday 17 October in Sydney. “The Federal Government is committed to making innovation a centrepiece...
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After being frustrated working in a corporate environment and being unable to book a meeting room, Space Connect founder Matt Pope decided to do something about it. “I have always been passionate about technology and improving the way we work and operate”. Using “Ambient Intelligence” through Bluetooth based iBeacons, SpaceConnect brings together people and office...
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The second round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, this time focussing on agribusiness, was a raging success.  We received just over 130 impressive applications from every state in Australia, and the range of ideas was tremendous. Agribusiness itself is very broad and to give you an idea of the types of applications we received, we...
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Startups are really hard work. Really really hard work. Unfortunately in all of our efforts to promote success we often overlook the journeys we take to get there, we forget the challenges we faced and brush aside the emotions and efforts along the way.  That’s why we’ve teamed up with the award winning guys at Hixon...
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Back in March this year we announced we’d be producing another version of the startup community map we call Startrail this year, our first since 2013. Sorry it’s been such a long project — we know startup founders, incubators, accelerators, investors and local and state governments are waiting eagerly to see it because you kept...
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Sydney and Melbourne both dropped places in the just released Global Startup Ecosystem Report by Startup Compass. Who cares how Australia ranks in a global study of tech startup ecosystems? You should. It’s an indicator Australia may be failing to transition our economy from primary industry to information and technology. We’re making progress, and viewed...
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The common complaint of a “lack of suitable funding” for Australia’s tech startup ecosystem is very real. It is the biggest inhibitor to Australia being on a level playing field in the global startup industry. However the solution is more complex than simply adding additional capital resources and the ecosystem needs to address the supply of suitably developed early...
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agritech in the field
When we chose to focus on agribusiness for this round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, I admit I was a touch nervous. We’ve been sticking seeds in the dirt and collecting animals in our communities for centuries without deviating too far from the original methods. Sure, the opportunity for innovation in agribusiness is huge —...
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We’re delighted to report that BlueChilli portfolio startup GiggedIn has closed a seed funding round of AUD500,000 to prepare for global growth and service the growing demand from brand marketers seeking a youth audience. Investors include the BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Dominet Digital, Social Family Group and a number of individual angel...
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BlueChilli is probably best-known for partnering with entrepreneurs to build brand-new startups, but actually we get to work with later-stage startups too. We’ve just announced one of Australia’s best-known SAAS startups, Shoeboxed Australia, is working with BlueChilli, so we can help them develop a new business, independent of the US parent, Shoeboxed Inc. An Australian receipt scanning technology...
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