RSS News Briefs from InnovationAUS

  • SheStarts founder program at risk
    Australia’s tech accelerator focused entirely on women entrepreneurs SheStarts will almost certainly be wound-up once its third cohort complete their pitches to program’s Showcase event on schedule on November 27. The SheStarts program is a casualty of a restructure at Sydney-based BlueChilli, which announced on Monday that it was pulling back from early-stage startups,...
  • Govt AI ethics ignore our laws
    The government should focus on enforcing existing laws and strengthening regulations to govern the use of artificial intelligence, rather than its “fluffy” ethics framework, according to Deakin University senior lecturer Dr Monique Mann. Industry Minister Karen Andrews last week unveiled an AI ethics framework and announced that a number of large businesses, including NAB,...
  • Digital ID gets a poor focus reception
    Two-thirds of Australlians won’t use the federal government’s digital identity unless there is a significant public awareness campaign, and more needs to be done to improve security and privacy, according to the Digital Transformation Agency’s focus group testing. The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is responsible for the GovPass project, a set of...

ICBI33 Report

Report of key findings/learnings from the 2019 Conference prepared by Melbourne Innovation Centre staff member Francisco Fernandez who found the conference to be very valuable.

The 33rd International Conference on Business Incubation held in Minneapolis, Minnesota delivered sessions and discussions around the current trends, insights, and strategies to maximise the productivity of incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurs.

This report highlights the topics covered in the sessions which focused on food and agriculture, mentoring, and utilising the best practices for incubators and accelerators.

RSS News Briefs from Inside Small Business

  • Never be lonely in business again
    Business can be a lonely place, especially if you’re the one sitting at the top, and it's important to know that you don’t have to face things alone. The post Never be lonely in business again appeared first on Inside Small Business.
  • Five factors to help you deliver consistently great projects
    It takes vision, carefully-picked teams and leadership rather than management to deliver projects on time and within budget. The post Five factors to help you deliver consistently great projects appeared first on Inside Small Business.

An action plan to develop a world-leading tech startup ecosystem in Australia.

AABI General Assembly and EPiC

  • Background: Elevator Pitch Competition, “EPiC” in short, is a fun-filled international start-up event organised by HKSTP, the organizer of 2019 AABI General Assembly. In 2019, the finals of EPiC will be held on Nov 8 in Hong Kong as one of the 25th AABI General Assembly events.
  • To participate: Taking this opportunity, AABI Secretariat and HKSTP would like to invite AABI members to nominate outstanding incubatees in your corresponding regions to join this unique global start-up event. Please note that among all candidates, AABI Secretariat and HKSTP will conduct a preliminary selection and eventually nominate TEN of them to go directly into the finals of EPiC.