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First YC-Backed Biotech Company Announced

Gingko Bioworks sounds kind of like a mad science lab of the future. The Boston-based biotech company is currently working on a project with DARPA to treat antibiotic-resistant germs, using designer microbes to convert CO2 emissions into fuel and is somehow making yeast smell like roses. Gingko Bioworks co-founder Jason Kelly considers these projects, and many others, the future […]

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Canberra based accelerator program announces 2014 program participants

Five Canberra based businesses have been accepted into the inaugural 2014 GRIFFIN Accelerator program, with the program kicking off today. Launched by the Chief Minister Katy Gallagher in March over 40 teams applied from Canberra, Australia and overseas. Focussing on ‘Servicing Government’ the accelerator program has received applicants with solutions in the Government Software, Government […]

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Australian incubator recognised as best in world

 ATP Innovations takes home top prizes at NBIA global awards in New Orleans   Leading technology business incubator ATP Innovations took top honours today at the NBIA awards in New Orleans, Louisiana, winning the prestigious 2014 Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year Award at the International Conference on Business Incubation. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the peak global […]

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Canberra based accelerator program launched by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

27th March 2014 – Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today launched the ‘GRIFFIN Accelerator’ at the ANU Connect Ventures Innovation Showcase. Focussing on ‘Servicing Government’ the accelerator program is seeking applicants with solutions in the Government Software, Government Services, Defence, Education and Health space. Targeting a cohort of 10 program participants, the program is now open […]

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Can entrepreneurship be taught? Lean startup guru Steve Blank

The man who made the lean start-up approach a movement, Steve Blank, says asking if entrepreneurship can be taught is the wrong question, the question that matters is who can it be taught to. The serial entrepreneur and author spoke to the Melbourne startup community via video conference coordinated by the Melbourne University Accelerator Program. “The short answer […]

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