3D printing startup Makers Empire to tap into the American education market

6:08PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 |  South Australian startup Makers Empire has struck a deal to sell its 3D printing software to the American education market.

Australia needs to create a media and entertainment accelerator – or risk falling behind

5:26PM | Friday, 8 May 2015 |  Australian entertainment and media companies risk falling behind the rest of the world unless they organise startup accelerator programs focused on their industry, the author of an award-winning thesis examining US media giant Time Warner’s accelerator programs has warned.

Investors want to see traction, not accelerator credentials, says Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

4:05PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 |  Being able to prove traction is more attractive to investors than having completed a mentoring or accelerator program, according to investor Steve Baxter.

OPINION: It's about the founders

6:59PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 |  I’m glad startup tech companies are getting some more attention but it’s a bit too ‘popular’ and we’ve lost a focus on what’s important. It’s not about the investors, accelerators, governments, mentors, universities, incubators, co-working spaces, service providers, industry groups or corporates. It’s about the founders.

Accelerators seem to want a lot of equity for little funding – is it worth applying?

5:56PM | Thursday, 3 May 2012 |  Accelerators can provide you with a lot of value beyond funding, including mentorship, office space, legal advice, hosting and marketing.

PushStart launches seed fund for start-ups

12:59PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Start-up mentorship network PushStart has launched its first accelerator seed fund, which will hand pick budding entrepreneurs to receive $20,000 in funding and access to a heavy-hitting group of mentors.

How my perseverance paid off

11:02PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  Halle Tecco, founder of seed accelerator RockHealth, explains how she dealt with continual rejection of her idea.