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Like its US partner, the Australian accelerator will focus specifically on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies targeting corporate and enterprise clients. Applications are now open, with the first cohort to launch in February 2018.

Opus Medical has developed its “Breathe Well” technology which coaches cancer patients to self-regulate their breathing to assist in the accurate targeting of tumours and sparing of healthy tissues during radiation treatment.

In 2017 alone, Supple ranked #22 in the AFR Fast 100, placed #37 in the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and was named a finalist for Optus MyBusiness Awards 2017.

Alpha Vet Tech has developed ‘The Wireless Zoo’ platform which can monitor vital health signs in animals – including cats, dogs, cattle, horses, and even camels - such as heart rate, oxygen saturation and internal temperature

Moreover, GPS tracking gives customers peace of mind. No more edging to the door in anticipation of a pizza, or suffering from anxiety while waiting for a particular garment or good to arrive before a deadline.

The Australian roll out, which has begun in Sydney and Perth, comes after a successful launch in New Zealand. Thousands have embraced the service across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Co-founders Bec Bignell (formerly ABC) and Marius Foley (RMIT) founded Cockatoo Co.lab in December 2016 with a vision to give a voice to underrepresented communities, starting with regional Australia.

Eight METS companies have recently completed the Igniting METS Accelerator in Brisbane. The Igniting METS Accelerator was METS Ignited’s highly successful pilot program with the Queensland State Government.

The 12-week program culminated in pitch events with industry representatives and the investment community as well as a graduation event in Brisbane.

The Aussie entrepreneurs behind hero business Creatively Squared battled it out on the world stage presenting their digital marketing business which matches brands with creatives to produce original, authentic content.

Alongside rent-free spaces, the businesses will also receive 12-months of invaluable mentorship from the MYOB, StartUpVIC and CreativeCubes.Co teams in a once-in-a-lifestyle opportunity for up-and-comers.

The way people are reacting to Amazon launching in Australia, you’d think that the world is ending. (Cue the apocalyptic music). Yes, Amazon is planning to undercut existing Australian brands by as much as 30%.

Carter has taken a 10 per cent equity stake through his jointly owned investment business, 910 Limited, and is looking to become more involved in the company as and when he transitions away from rugby.

From capital investment strategies to predictive analytics on critical equipment, Relken Engineering helps clients increase the productivity of physical assets and infrastructure, and reduce total cost of ownership.

RMIT Activator has announced further pre-seed funding of $100,000 from the Activator Capital Fund, to be split between five of its startup teams. The announcement brings the startup funding from the Activator Capital Fund to $800,000, of a total $7 million dedicated to financially supporting startups.

Exhibiting alongside elite showmakers and distributors like Sony Pictures, Disney, Lionsgate and FremantleMedia, the Caulfield-based hsquared now distributes 80% of its locally-produced programs to international audiences

Career technologists, Martin McCann and Dr. Matthias Born, are launching a world-first lending tech for banks and traditional lenders that will help to equip them against competition from tech giants such as Facebook, Tencent, and eBay wanting to enter financial services.

maekit is a cloud platform allowing freelance web designers and small agencies to manage multiple websites and the entire lifecycle of a client through one simple platform.

The accelerator is a structured, 12 week program designed to build compelling business models and secure the traction, viability and investment needed for each business to succeed.

The new digital marketplace connects boutique, florists with customers in a hyper-local model, to bring the magic back to buying flowers. “The way people buy flowers online right now doesn’t reflect the magic of the moment,” says founder and CEO, Leah Pooley.

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