The Founder Institute


Who wants an intern? New platform launches to enable connections

9:02PM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 |  An online platform to enable easier access for interns and start-ups has launched this week in Sydney.

Happy Startup Spring Festival! What we’re celebrating and what’s next for the Australian start-up community

9:00AM | Friday, 20 September 2013 |  The Australian start-up community is one week into a three-week celebration and outreach festival, Startup Spring, with over 100 events taking place across the country.

Sydney start-ups set to get the MBA treatment from UNSW students

8:50PM | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 |  Sydney-based start-ups can apply to have an MBA student tackle a strategic issue with them as part of a new initiative launched by the University of New South Wales.

Online travel management tool breaks down borders

8:19PM | Friday, 23 August 2013 |  Duncan Thomas has assembled an unlikely international team to help bring his online travel management start-up to life.

Local start-ups ponder US or Australia when it comes to raising funds

8:59PM | Friday, 23 August 2013 |  Twenty-five high-potential start-ups from across New South Wales gathered to discuss the challenges facing start-ups with global ambitions.

Australian in global pitching final asked “most oddball question ever heard from a judge”

8:49PM | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 |  The first question Slidefish founder Neil Smith received after pitching at a recent global pitching event was one of the oddest the organiser’s chief executive, Adeo Ressi, had heard.

Top five mentoring tips from Australia’s newly named highest rated mentor

7:19PM | Monday, 22 July 2013 |  Phil Morle, co-founder and chief executive of start-up incubator and accelerator Pollenizer, has been named the leading start-up mentor in Australia by international accelerator program the Founder Institute.

Australian entrepreneur comes out of shell to pitch on world stage

7:26PM | Tuesday, 16 July 2013 |  Australian entrepreneur Neil Smith is nervous ahead of pitching his start-up in front of a panel of investors in the US this week.

Sydney start-ups graduate from global accelerator program

7:30PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 |  A localised weather station system to improve agricultural yield and a social network for motoring enthusiasts are among the eight start-ups that graduated from the Sydney 2013 program of the Founder Institute, an international start-up accelerator program.

Seven Perth start-ups graduate from global accelerator program

6:05PM | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 |  Seven Perth-based start-ups have graduated from the Founder Institute, an international start-up accelerator program.