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As we promised back in August we’re going to do our best to bang out an update of our popular Startrail maps every three months or so, and here are your December updates. They are perfect for printing out to use as Christmas present wrapping paper, or saving as a graphic to include in your end of...
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In a recent ASX announcement from Collaborate Corporation Limited (ASX:CL8) (a major investor in BlueChilli startup FundX) has announced that FundX has made significant progress since its soft launch in September. Enquiries for over $1m in loans have been received and five loans have been advanced, representing more than 20% of the value of the...
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Today we’re announcing we’re partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) to create Collaborate, a unique accelerator designed to build businesses focused on solving the problems of business. Collaborate will be open to entrepreneurs from all industries, at all life-stages, and will be focused on creating products and services to solve the...
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Our new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hit the nail on the head when he said “the Australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative”. Rather than just political lip service, the urgency of his words rings true for large corporations in particular – those companies...
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Collaborate Corporation Limited (Collaborate or the Company) (ASX: CL8) is pleased to announce it has expanded its reach into the rapidly expanding fintech industry through an initial investment in peer-to-peer SME lending platform FundX (www.FundX.com.au). FundX will also license Collaborate’s PeerPass platform as part of its funding assessment process Collaborate has made an initial investment of $150,000 in...
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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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The key driver for Adam Poole, founder of Safety Compass, was a depressing workplace statistic where globally 1 person is killed every 15 seconds.  This equates to over 5,500 people a day or 2.5 million people a year who don’t come home from work.  “It’s a confronting issue and coming from a professional safety background in heavy...
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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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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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$230 billion. That’s the annual value of the agribusiness industry in Australia. Did you know that it’s actually bigger than the mining industry? So wouldn’t it surprise you then that we don’t hear much about startups applying new technologies in this sector? Is it because entrepreneurs don’t want to get their hands dirty (pun intended) or could...
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