River City Labs and muru-D accelerator produces impressive first crop of startups

12:04PM | Monday, 14 December 2015 |  The 14-week program kicked off in September, offering the five teams funding, mentoring and co-working space in exchange for 3% equity.

Startup Muster 2015 report shows Australia is “on the precipice of something amazing”

12:41PM | Friday, 4 December 2015 |  The majority of these startups are based in Sydney ,which houses 44% of all companies. Melbourne comes next with 17%.

Do tech accelerators have a sexism problem?

10:23AM | Monday, 26 October 2015 |  You only need to take a quick look at any accelerator participant list to see that women lack status, visibility and voice within these programmes

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.