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The Startup Accelerator Trend Is Finally Slowing Down

TechCrunch – Mark Lennon Starting a company has never been easy. Not having to worry about market research and resources can be the difference between getting off the ground and moving back in with your parents. This might explain the record number of startup accelerators and incubators in 2013. According to our projections, there will […]

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Ideas don’t fail, teams do: Startmate’s founder on what they’ve learned from a 50% failure rate

By Rose Powell – StartupSmart Most start-ups fail, even those carefully selected and backed with cash and mentors to have the best shot at success.   With more than half of the Startmate accelerator program start-ups failing,StartupSmart spoke to the program co-founder and serial entrepreneur Niki Scevak about why it’s rarely the idea that’s the make-or-break factor.   […]

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Kickstarter Launched in Australia & New Zealand

Straight from the horses mouth ….. In August we announced that Kickstarter would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand for the first time. Today we’re happy to announce that the day has finally come! Beginning today (like, right now!), people in Australia and New Zealand can start building their projects by clicking on the […]

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Telstra invests in electronic health record specialists IP Health

Telstra has finalised an investment in Australian electronic health record specialist IP Health, which provides medical practitioners with access to complete patient information on their smartphones and tablets. IP Health’s core product, Verdi, gives hospital clinicians and administrators a single view of patient information aggregated from multiple systems in a hospital. It extracts information in […]

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Ignition Labs launches 4 medical technology startups in its second class.

Ignition Labs, an accelerator program for niche technologies, will fund and support 4 medical technology startups as part of its second program, which started in Sydney this week. The accelerator provides each business with $25,000 in startup capital, experienced mentors, space inside the ATP Innovations incubator; Australia’s largest community of medical technology startups, and access […]

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