Wednesday 12 September
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 |
According to Pete Cooper, organiser of SydStart, Sydney’s start-up scene is a bit like “a gangly teenager which is finding out how fast it can run.”A recent surge in the number of incubators, networking events and investor cash is, however, enabling Sydney’s nascent tech community to aim big.
Cooper’s SydStart – an annual one-day conference and pitch competition that was held on Monday – featured some of the city’s, and Australia’s, brightest hopes. Today, we pick out five of the best pitches from the start-ups looking to catch the eye of attendees.
One start-up that has already secured cash is Melbourne venture RefreshHQ, which has raised $350,000 just five months after being an untested idea.
But there is less welcome news out of Commercialisation Australia, with the government agency temporarily freezing all new grants.
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