If there’s one thing politicians and the startup world agree on, it’s that the key to positioning Australia as a leader in technology in the future is to not only teach kids STEM skills, but to get them excited about the possibilities of technology. Canberra startup Hact is trying to do its part by running events to promote engagement with STEM and entrepreneurship among 10 to 17 year olds.
Canberra’s GRIFFIN Accelerator has announced the seven startups selected to take part in its 2015 program.
Airpocket is a new type of carry on bag that has been designed to fit in the back seat pocket on planes. But what may seem like a simple product now, could be a niche technology play says the founder.
Nothing in this world angers me more than someone fronting as a charity to dupe people out of their money. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence. The latest fraudster to roam our shores is someone who has used at least two separate monikers in attempts to extract money from Australian companies. The unknown culprit is specifically targeting ecommerce startups and small businesses.
Today, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched the GRIFFIN Accelerator at the ANU Connect Ventures Innovation Showcase. The focus of the accelerator program is ‘Servicing Government’, and so applicants with solutions in the Government Software, Government Services, Defence, Education and Health space are welcome to apply.
Responding to concerns raised by startups, the Australian Government has decided to review tax rules surrounding employee share options.
Twenty-five year old philanthropist Daniel Flynn was last week named Victorian Young Australian of the Year 2014. His efforts in driving the growth of Thankyou Group, a social enterprise that funds life-changing projects in developing nations, earned him the prestigious title.
Two Australian National University graduates Sanchit Baweja and Yashas Alur have taken on major player Institchu, and launched their own online store for customisable, tailor-made men’s suits. Their point-of-difference? Quality. And when buying with your instincts online, guaranteed quality matters.
Canberra’s entrepreneurial community will soon be sharing synergies and collaborating with hackers, makers, coders and designers at a new co-working space in the city.