Archive for August, 2013

Steve Blank on Life Science Startups – Health Innovation Summit

Steve Blank and Thomas Goetz discuss utilising the lean startup methodology in digital health at the Health Innovation Summit. Check out the video here. …… it’s awesome and there are no excuses! Steve Blank has had a 33-year career as a successful businessman, conservationist and teacher. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Steve was part of […]

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How health.com.au became the only new private health insurer in 30 years

Private health insurer health.com.au took out the Start-up Award at the national Telstra Australian Business Awards last week. At just over two years old, the start-up has already signed up 40,000 Australians to its policies, with projected annual revenue of $46 million. Two years ago, Andy Sheats decided he was done at realestate.com.au, and was […]

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Employee Share Scheme Discussion Paper Released

The Rudd Labor Government will begin consultation with industry about reforming employee share schemes to provide greater assistance to start-up companies. The Government has today released a discussion paper Employee Share Schemes and Start-Up Companies in line with our commitment to undertake a regulatory review into employee share schemes. The Government understands that this is […]

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Why accelerators are started: to make money or to do good

by Jed Christiansen, SEED-DB Whether accelerator founders know it or not, they have made one fundamental decision before any companies start in their program.  They’re in it either *to make money* or *to do good*.  And this initial foundation influences much of how the accelerator will eventually operate. In my opinion the top performing programs […]

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Zenogen raises over $400,000 to commercialise a revolutionary graphite technology for industrial gas production.

Ignition Labs portfolio company Zenogen has successfully raised over $400,000 from a syndicate of investors including Sydney Angels and the Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund. “This investment is a great validation that accelerator programs in Australia can be effective for businesses outside of IT and demonstrates a renewed interest in early stage deep technologies amongst investors.” […]

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