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Australia Q4 2018

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4th quarter 2018

  • Australia: An intro to Tritium EV charger startup, aiming to add electric vehicle charging in and near petrol stations   //   read it here
  • Australia: TravelbyBit tourism crypto-payments startup to add Binance BNB cryptocurrency across all merchants   //   read it here
  • Novatti AUD Utility Token, Australian dollar-pegged stablecoin, preps for November launch   //   read it here
  • Australia: Universities group collaborate on 3D printing method for concrete   //   read it here
  • Australia: Incent cryptocurrency partners Gfinity esports to bring blockchain to gaming   //   read it here
  • Australia: NSW Gov’t, Macquarie Uni and Optus launch NSW-India Cyber Security Exchange, providing 10 NSW cyber-sec startups with India opportunities   //   read it here
  • Australia: QUT CEA Fashion360 applications now open   //   read it here
  • Australia: What to expect from the ASX blockchain-based CHESS replacement for post-trade settlement   //   read it here
  • Australia: Queensland’s TravelbyBit backed for US$2.5M by Binance cryptocurrency exchange   //   read it here
  • Australia: Power Ledger takes win at Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge 2018   //   read it here
  • Australia: Vodafone signs deal with China’s Alipay   //   read it here
  • Australia: TALI Health startup launches TALI Train, clinically validated, non-drug based digital strategy to strengthen attention skills in childhood   //   read it here
  • Australia: HCF Caltalyst accelerator opens applications for tech startups to shape the future of health care   //   read it here
  • Australia: Project Rockit anti-bullying social enterprise backed for $1M by Facebook and Instagram   //   read it here
  • Australia: Startup Grind APAC Conference set for Melbourne, December 6 & 7   //   read it here
  • Australia: Okra Solar startup secures pre-seed funding to expand off-grid microgrids into Southeast Asia   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to the speakers set for the SouthStart Conference in Adelaide in November   //   read it here
  • Australia: Startup Tablelands opens applications for Australian Future Agro Challenge, set for November 16 & 17   //   read it here
  • Australia: ​NSW Land Registry to trial blockchain for conveyancing, aiming for full transition in 2019   //   read it here
  • Australia: NEM Foundation to launch blockchain hub in Melbourne   //   read it here
  • Australia: Caper Co-Living startup launches with two properties in Sydney   //   read it here
  • Startupbootcamp Energy Australia applications close soon for startups dealing with efficiency, independence, digitisation and analytics   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Pelikin fintech startup, aiming at the travel money market with mobile-only multi-currency account and prepaid Visa card   //   read it here
  • Australia: Slyp ‘smart receipts’ startup backed by banks in $2M round   //   read it here
  • Australia: Persuit law-tech startup helps legal departments manage requests for proposals with outside-counsel management platform   //   read it here
  • Australia: Mills Oakley legal firm backs ConvX, AI-driven legal tech startup focused on conveyancing   //   read it here
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to partner to partner innovation hubs in future-proofing move   //   read it here
  • Australia: Fishburners startup hub in Brisbane expands by near 60% to meet demand   //   read it here
  • Australia’s Digital Trade Opportunity at Home and Abroad (pdf)   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Bega Innovation Hub, first of its kind in regional Australia   //   read it here
  • Australia: Regional startups and entrepreneurs recognised in the NEWi Awards program   //   read it here
  • Australia: Rare Birds Labs launches aiming to help corporates launch new digital business entities   //   read it here
  • Australia: ANZ partners Singapore’s Moneythor for ‘financial wellness’ venture   //   read it here
  • Australia: Plug and Play on the lookout for a Victorian startup working in the advanced materials field   //   read it here
  • Australia: Applications open for EvokeAg Startup Alley at AgriFutures event in 2019   //   read it here
  • Electriq-Global, Australian-Israeli startup, creates water-based fuel for electric vehicles   //   read it here
  • Australia: StartUp Ballarat launches to add to growing ecosystem   //   read it here
  • Australia: CannVaLate medicinal marijuana platform secures $4M to connect suppliers with doctors   //   read it here
  • Australia’s Assigner raises $8.7M with platform to help construction contractors improve safety and efficiency   //   read it here
  • Australia: Emesent underground drone startup backed for $3.5M by CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures   //   read it here
  • Australia: Startup Weekend Fashion set for Brisbane, November 16-18   //   read it here
  • Australia: NSW preps for use of national facial recognition system   //   read it here
  • Australia: A look at Phoria, a startup that pivoted from using VR in real estate to working with kids with cancer   //   read it here
  • Australia: Billy healthtech startup secures $5M with sensor tech to help the elderly stay out of aged care longer   //   read it here
  • Australia: Queensland Gov’t commits to AI training and networking hub as part of The Precinct startup hub’s expansion   //   read it here
  • Australia: Data61 and the Commonwealth Bank trial blockchain-driven smart payments for health and welfare sectors   //   read it here
  • Australia: Perlin aimes to turn idle PC power into income via decentralized cloud solution   //   read it here
  • Australia: Sourcr data-driven recruitment startup secures $310K for national growth   //   read it here
  • Australia and New Zealand: UK Tech Rocketship Awards applications close November 26   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Nokk, property site to connect buyers and sellers   //   read it here
  • Australia: The Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneur Program – applications close November 14   //   read it here
  • Australia: Mastercard opens Global Tech Hub in Sydney, its first in the southern hemisphere   //   read it here
  • Australia: Qantas closes AVRO startup accelerator after just 2 program rounds   //   read it here
  • Australia: Investec investment bank raising dedicated $50-70M fund to invest in Australian startups   //   read it here
  • Australia: Virtual reality used in South Australia to remind residents of the dangers in bushfire season   //   read it here
  • Australia: Future Female Entrepreneurs program launches to engage 55K girls and young women via digital platform, mentoring and workshops   //   read it here
  • Australia: WanderSafe founder heads to US, where more VCs will back women   //   read it here
  • Australia: Xinja fintech to launch equity crowdfund campaign for $5M, aiming to build on previous $2.4M raise   //   read it here
  • Australia: Helio startup allows users to get fiat loans by using crypto wallet holdings as collateral   //   read it here
  • Australia: Digital bank 86 400 unveils new debit card and app in beta   //   read it here
  • Australia: Government releases ‘Australia’s Tech Future’ digital economy strategy document   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Mappen lesson-planning edtech startup   //   read it here
  • Australia’s Tech Future: Delivering a strong, safe and inclusive digital economy (pdf)   //   read it here
  • Australia: QUT CEA Collider Accelerator expressions of interest for 2019 cohort now open   //   read it here
  • Australia Solomon Islands Technology for Development Challenge closes 10th December   //   read it here
  • Australia: Douugh AI-driven fintech startup aiming to raise up to $5M via equity crowdfunding   //   read it here
  • Australia: Basiq startup aims to help banks with automated loan assessment processes   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Pelikin fintech startup’s travel and foreign exchange service   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Hassl, app aiming to challenge global management tools like Slack and Trello   //   read it here
  • Australia: Legislation passes to allow gov’t agency access to encrypted data   //   read it here
  • Australia: Billionaire establishing Sydney institute to ‘support evidence-based journalism and the pursuit of truth’   //   read it here
  • Australia: An intro to Brandollo, recently-funded AI marketing startup from QUT’s Collider accelerator   //   read it here
  • Australia: Power Ledger goes live in Fremantle with blockchain-based energy trading   //   read it here
  • Australia: RealRenta crypto startup aims to open up property investment with real estate cryptocurrency token and management platform   //   read it here
  • Australia’s first real estate crypto token set to change how you invest in property   //   read it here
  • 2019 SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge applications open December 18th   //   read it here
  • Australia: University of Queensland unveils 12 teams chosen for Germinate Plus accelerator program   //   read it here
  • Elon Musk’s proposed Starlink satellite-delivered broadband aims for Australia-wide coverage   //   read it here
  • South Australia In Focus – a preview from the coming StartupAus Crossroads report (pdf)   //   read it here
  • Australia: University of Newcastle launching Simulation Technology Evaluation Pilot Program to position VR as teaching tool   //   read it here
  • Australia-Korea Fintech Regulation Symposium 2019 set for Sydney in February   //   read it here
  • Australia: Xinja officially becomes a bank with restricted banking licence   //   read it here
  • Australia: BeefLedger partners NTI truck insurer for blockchain food provenance trial   //   read it here
  • Australia: Myriota aiming for first real-time direct-to-orbit IoT platform   //   read it here
  • Australia: Microsoft, Macquarie Group and KPMG to participate in ANU AI institute   //   read it here
  • Australia: Artificial Intelligence – A Starter Guide to the Future of Business (pdf)   //   read it here
  • Australia: Wildlife Drones tech startup set to launch drone radio-tracking system following $670K funding   //   read it here
  • Australia: Myriota this month rolled out world’s first real-time 24/7 direct-to-orbit IoT platform   //   read it here
  • Australia: StartupAus Crossroads Report edition 5 now available to download   //   read it here
  • Australia: Sydney’s Fishburners opens ‘virtual membership’ aimed at regional startups   //   read it here
  • Australia: UNSW and WBS Technology partner for EMIoT wireless platform using LED exit signs as backbone of low-power meshed ‘smart building’ network   //   read it here
  • Australia: Darwin Harbour pilots AI system for monitoring of sharks, crocodiles and fish   //   read it here
  • Australia: Sydney Universit blockchain project aims to deliver smart contract focused programming language   //   read it here
  • Supporting Innovation in South Australia visa pilot program launched to attract international entrepreneurs   //   read it here
  • Australia: A look back at the startups selected for Microsoft’s debut Sydney ScaleUp Program   //   read it here
  • Australia: Studio Bucket startup launches video workflow management platform   //   read it here
  • Australia’s Swoop Aero startup launches drone delivery of vaccinations in Vanuatu   //   read it here
  • Australia: Plattar startup’s AR app lets shoppers view products in augmented reality before buying   //   read it here
  • South Australia launches personal protection app for women   //   read it here
  • Australia: A look at YouCamp, platform allowing land owners to advertise their properties for campers   //   read it here
  • An overview of China’s Didi Chuxing ride-hail app’s growth in Australia   //   read it here

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