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startmate sydney cohort 2019
Last night in North Melbourne the startup community gathered to watch the pitches of Startmate's latest Sydney cohort. Considered by most to be Australia's best startup accelerator program, Startmate certainly didn't disappoint with 8 strong pitches of promising new companies.Founded in 2010, Startmate has invested in 99 startups with a combined valuation of over $600,000,000. Over 1400 jobs have...
vegan protest melbourne
Tens of thousands of commuters were made late to work this morning by a well-planned protest by vegans wishing to raise awareness for agricultural practices within Australia.Hundreds of protesters took over the crossroads outside Flinders station next to Federation Square effectively blocking all trams and traffic heading into or out of the city. More than 11 tram lines were...
wizards unite harry potter melbourne
The hype is real Melbourne, but are you ready? From the creators of 'Pokemon Go' comes Wizard's Unite; a Harry Potter mobile AR game that will have you running all over Melbourne catching mythical beasts and duelling with your friends.Update: As of today (May 2nd 2019) the beta for the game is now open to Australians on both iOS...
jims book
We all grew up seeing Jim’s Mowing trailers on the road, but it turns out there is much more to the story of the founder than meets the eye. In March this year a biography of Jim Penman, the founder of the Jim’s Group, hit bookstores. It is aptly called Jim’s Book, was written by Melbournian Catherine Moolenschot, and...
melbourne design week 2019
What do you think when you hear the word Design?Maybe a good-looking website, a blueprint of a house, a pattern on a dress? Have you ever associated the word Design with the food you eat, the death of a loved one, the train you catch, or your last hospital experience?Design is everywhere, it infiltrates almost every corner of...
royal botanic gardens 20 year master plan
On Thursday, 21 February, local residents were provided a sneak peek of the draft Melbourne Gardens Master Plan for 2019-2039, ahead of its release for public comment in March.The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria executive team said the Plan addressed two key challenges: climate change and population growth.Melbourne’s average temperature is expected to be 3 degrees higher by the end...
spacetech entrepreneurs pitch night melbourne
Whilst South Australia won the battle to become Australia's official 'space hub' Victoria is still fostering its own ecosystem of space entrepreneurs.I went along to a recent pitch night organised by StartupVictoria, The Quantum Leap Program, OneGlobalVenture & Moonshot to learn more about the 4 finalists battling for a startup prize package. The MC for the evening was local legend...

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