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11 innovators scooped up $300k funding in under three minutes at this pitch event

The inaugural Optus Future Makers program, launched earlier this year, is designed to foster digital innovation that has the ability to change the social landscape.

What’s up, Adelaide? Apparently, a lot, thanks to New Venture Institute

Flinders University has just launched a new department, New Venture Institute (NVI), aimed at helping entrepreneurs get a good footing in the business world...

What’s up, Adelaide? Apparently, a lot, thanks to New Venture Institute

Flinders University has just launched a new department, New Venture Institute (NVI), aimed at helping entrepreneurs get a good footing in the business world...

Marita Cheng, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

If the proposition "A robot in every home" sounds like a fantasy, a touch dystopian even, then you haven't met Marita Cheng, Mechatronics Engineering student at Melbourne University and serial entrepreneur, at the tender age of 22.

Marita Cheng, 2010 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Marita Cheng's drive to energize young girls about engineering and science has lost not one erg of energy since 2009, when she was added to that year's 30under30 list. If anything, her drive has kicked into another gear.

Nudge (SMART 100)

...cofounders Marita Cheng and Mark Parncutt heard about the Melbourne University Entrepreneur’s Challenge. While only in their first three months of university, they vowed to come up with an idea and enter. A few weeks later, Mark was hanging out with his friend, when she suddenly jumped up and exclaimed, ‘Drats! I forgot to take my antibiotics!’ Mark thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if she received a text message reminder on her mobile reminding her to take her medication?’ An idea for the challenge was born, and Marita and Mark took out first place in the Undergraduates Division of MUEC.

Marita Cheng, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Marita Cheng is still at university (studying a mechatronics engineering and computer science double-degree), but she already owns and runs two businesses.

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