Silicon Lakes directors head to US to build relationships with start-up community

6:11PM | Tuesday, 11 June 2013 |  The directors of Gold Coast incubator Silicon Lakes are flying to the United States tomorrow (Wednesday) to build relationships with the start-up community there and provide a future pathway for Queensland start-ups.

Meet the 11 hottest new tech start-ups out of TechStars New York

4:46PM | Monday, 8 April 2013 |  A social outreach platform for churchgoers and a two-tap concert concierge are among the 11 companies accepted into TechStars’ newest class for New York City, chosen from a record applicant pool of nearly 1,700 companies.

Startup Weekend winner among latest Innovyz START participants

1:12PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  A former winner of Startup Weekend is among the 10 ventures selected to take part in the second ANZ Innovyz START program, which is once again dominated by Adelaide-based start-ups.

Startup Weekend to launch 10,000 start-ups via new partnership

11:00AM | Thursday, 1 November 2012 |  Startup Weekend has teamed up with TechStars and Startup America to launch a new program dubbed Startup Weekend Next, which will aim to create 10,000 start-ups throughout the world.

ANZ Innovyz START names inaugural start-ups for accelerator program

5:00AM | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 |  A marketplace for pre-loved baby items and a farm business management software provider are among the 10 companies selected to take part in the first three-month ANZ Innovyz START program.

The Finalists Interview

4:01AM | Friday, 27 April 2012 |  The entrepreneurs jump through hoops to make it into the TechStars finals. But who will make the final cut?

Y Combinator trumps TechStars in start-up funding stakes

12:25PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 |  Experts say you shouldn’t compare start-up incubators based on capital raising figures alone, after new data revealed US incubator Y Combinator has funded companies as its rival TechStars.

Microsoft and TechStars unveil $20k Kinect Accelerator

11:39PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Microsoft has teamed up with US seed fund TechStars to create the Kinect Accelerator, a scheme where start-ups receive $20,000 to develop technologies for Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system.

Graduating TechStars-style

10:04PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  In Weekend Reads we have the story of the New York TechStar graduates, reveal how start-up Dropbox managed to raise a whopping $250 million, and look at what can go wrong if your suppliers let you down.

TechStars Network to expand incubator model to Australia

10:36PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  A TechStars-based model is to launch in Australia next year, with the celebrated US start-up incubator handing a licence to an Adelaide-based firm via its TechStars Network program, StartupSmart can reveal.