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While a focus on training Australians to fill our own labour market needs is important, skilled migrants are often best positioned to be educating the next generation of Australian workers

With that said, a mandatory mentorship program between the universities and startups would be a valuable concept to instill these “real world’ insights into the students.

CEA’s Collider Accelerator is the latest program to be launched with support from Advance Queensland, which is investing more than $400-million to position Queensland as a hub of innovation and growth.

StopRotor’s Deanne Watkins said its unique design allows the UAV to take off and hover like a helicopter and but also reach speeds of 110km/h for up to 10 hours.

One in four Aussies are now self-employed in their own business, and many more have indicated their intentions to launch a start-up in the future.

Startups today are no longer reinventing the wheel. Given that they’re often nimble innovators themselves, startups are trusting other startups with handling some of the most fundamental parts of their business.

It is important that Australia increases the number of women founders as it sets an example for females of all ages that they have the power and authority to establish enterprises that give rise to their dreams.

In fact, Australia’s fintech space is booming. It has been predicted that our fintech sector will reach $4.2 billion by 2020 (up from just under $250 million in 2015).

Four startups with a fledgling product or service will be selected to participate in the Acceleration Program and be supported through a mentored process to become a market ready, investable company.

HCF, Australia's leading not-for-profit health fund and corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot have selected seven Startups and five Scaleups from more than 200 applicants and 45 Pitch Day finalists.

In a fast changing society it is crucial that businesses acknowledge and embrace the younger generation - allowing them to cut through the clutter and become relevant in a period of innovation and disruption.

VentureCrowd raised $155,000 in convertible notes, as part of a larger US$3 million funding round led by reputable venture capital firms like CE Ventures, AfterDox, Plus Ventures and 2B Angels.

One10 are offering places for up to 12 startups to participate in Activate, and 5 scaleups in Amplify in each location, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and its first regional centre Geelong, Victoria.

Richard Webb from StartMesh, a high-profile entrepreneur, mentor, investor and disruptor shares what VCs look for when investing in start-up companies.

If you look back to the pre-millennial time before 1980’s, there were as many dreams and talents as now. Since then, technology, the Internet and smartphones democratised opportunities and brought them closer to those with the dream to do more, especially the youth.

The evidence supports the idea that startup job creation is more than just wishful thinking by the startup community, or jockeying for political position by our government ministers.

Working with on demand workers, particularly experienced C-suite executives, is a great way to bring in best practice from outside your company and upskill your existing talent in a way that fits with your business.

StartupAUS, supported by FinTech Australia, StartupWA, StartupTas, TechSydney, Startup Adelaide and Startup Victoria, proposes recommendations to the Federal Government review that would see the scheme enhance its investment in innovative, high-growth businesses.

HCF Catalyst is accepting applications from health entrepreneurs, experts and specialists to participate in a 12-week structured program to develop compelling business models and secure the traction, viability and investment needed to succeed.

In only its second year, having rebranded from the highly successful Startup Week Sydney in 2015, Spark Festival is Australia's leading startup festival, organised by the startup community for the startup community. The first round of Spark Festival’s program features over 50 events across tracks including The Startup Journey, HealthTech, Going Global, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security, Social Enterprise, Fintech, Education, Diversity and more.

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