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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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Ignition Labs mentor Dr Greg Roger announced as new Medical and Scientific Technologies Supplier Advocate

Further support for Australian business in food and medical industries Australian manufacturers will receive a welcome boost with the appointment of leading industry executives as supplier advocates for the food sector and the growing medical technologies market. Grocery executive Mr Geoff Starr has been appointed as the Federal Government’s Food Supplier Advocate, while medical practitioner […]

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How to make hospital wards smarter

Jess Gardner reveals the human side of a start-up, driven to improve patient care and the experiences of those involve on both sides of the patient bed….. Rob Ferguson was lunching with some mates at Centennial Vineyards in Bowral when he first met Matt Darling. “He approached us nervously,” Ferguson says. “He wasn’t brazen about […]

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