Australian-developed Clever Buoy aims to protect both sharks and swimmers

5:21PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 |  An Australian biotech startup has developed a buoy which is capable of detecting sharks and warning lifesavers of their presence.

Start-up accelerator Optus Innov8 announces new senior associate

10:53PM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 |  Optus Innov8, a start-up accelerator program, has appointed Humphrey Laubscher to be a senior associate on their management team.

Calling all app developers: the 2014 OzApp awards are open for entry

8:09PM | Thursday, 22 August 2013 |  One of Australia’s leading app development competitions is calling for entries from entrepreneurs who have built creative apps for mobile, web or cloud systems this year.

Investment accelerator Optus Innov8 Seed Program seeking new director

7:55PM | Wednesday, 24 July 2013 |  One of Australia’s high profile investment accelerators, the Optus Innov8 Seed program, is seeking a new principal to join its leadership team.

Pitching event promises lowdown on the “good, bad and the ugly” of Asian markets

7:12PM | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 |  An opportunity to pitch to a panel of 12 in-market experts from Asia has been announced by TiE Sydney, a chapter of the not-for-profit global entrepreneurs’ network.

Fishburners launches Fast-Track Program – but don’t expect any cash

5:51PM | Monday, 13 May 2013 |  Sydney-based co-working space Fishburners is launching a fast-track program for members looking to accelerate their growth, but won’t be offering any cash as part of the program.

Inspire9 snags sponsorship from Optus

5:22PM | Wednesday, 1 May 2013 |  The Melbourne-based co-working space Inspire9 says it will be able to open up the venue to more entrepreneurs after securing a sponsorship deal from Optus for the duration of 2013.

11 Aussie start-ups to battle it out for slot at Echelon 2013

4:11AM | Tuesday, 30 April 2013 |  Airtasker, LawPath and Pocketbook are among the 11 start-ups chosen to pitch at Echelon Ignite: Australia, but only one will progress to present to investors at a key event in Singapore later this year.

Optus Innov8 start-up program opens applications for second season

1:51PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  The Optus Innov8 Seed Program has opened applications for its second season following the success of the inaugural round in 2012, which saw two start-ups secure a total of $700,000.

Optus Innov8 Seed Program sinks $700,000 into first Aussie start-ups

11:00AM | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 |  Venuemob and 121cast are the first Australian tech start-ups to receive funding from the Optus Innov8 Seed Program, pocketing $450,000 and $250,000 respectively for their innovations.