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Applications are open for Tech23 2015, an event that connects Australian start-ups with the connected people, clever ideas and capital they need to succeed
On World Sight Day, judges of the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School’s $100,000 Enterprize competition finals voted resoundingly for an innovation that could control the world’s single largest cause of blindness – cataract, a clouding of the eye’s lens among older populations. Calpain Therapeutics, an Adelaide startup that has developed a drug that can slow the onset of cataract, won the nation’s richest business plan competition, ahead of four others shortlisted.
Is it possible to attribute Australia's next generation of successful entrepreneurs to the GFC? Look around and it's not too hard to discover a slew of entrepreneurial startups rising from the ashes of the hard-hit banking and finance sector. TopGuest, Greenstride Funds Management, SeeMedia Group, Kaggle and now Paws for Life – were all founded, indirectly, by way of our top banks.
The University of Queensland Business School has announced the five finalists of its 2011 Enterprize competition. A drug to the delay the progression of cataracts, a stopping corrosion low-cost chemical mix, an environment friendly fabrication technology, an online international patent search tool and an internet hub that hosts competitions to build predictive models are the five ideas behind the finalists of the business competition.
There's something inherently cool about the idea of world-class scientists battling it out for the honor of creating the most elegant solution to a sticky, real-world problem. Four men in a Melbourne office created the arena for these clashes. Kaggle is this year's X-Factor winner in the Anthill Cool Company Awards.