[box]#feb026[/box]For all the latest news from iAccelerate and the iAccelerate Centre, view the current iAccelerate Newsletter and past issues.
Aussie Books for Zim delivers 30,000 books to Zimbabwe
iAccelerate's resident social enterprise Aussie Books for Zim have just reached a major milestone in their bid to promote education and improve literacy in the remote rural communities of Zimbabwe. 30,000 books - 12 tonnes of educational material to children - has just landed in Zimbabwe, destined for not one but six disadvantaged schools that currently don’t have books or libraries.
Wollongong ‘Grow with nbn’ winner announced
Wollongong not-for-profit and iAccelerate Start resident company, Living Connected, has been recognised for its outstanding use of connectivity as part of the 2017 Grow with nbn grants program.
On the rise! iAccelerate residents creating local jobs
It has been a busy start to the year for iAccelerate resident companies with a series of new hires in the iAccelerate Centre recently announced. Companies including Planet Footprint, GeoInteractive, MiNumus, 152Hq and Easy Agile (formerly Arijea) have all created new jobs in the Illawarra in the first quarter of 2017.
Nine businesses accepted into iAccelerate's first intake of 2017
iAccelerate have announced nine new companies have been successful in the latest iAccelerate intake round. The diverse group of innovative companies officially started at iAccelerate on Monday 20th March.
Tracka - helping construction & building companies control projects
iAccelerate Advanced resident company 152HQ have recently launched their brand new Tracka website and are in the final stages of development of their marketing outreach to the private developer construction industry.
SOOMA accepted into Cicada Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program
iAccelerate resident company SOOMA has been accepted into the 2017 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) run by Cicada Innovations as one of the top 16 medical projects across NSW.
Binary Beer accepted into 4 month MassChallenge accelerator
Since iAccelerate residents Binary Beer (formerly Digital Home Brew) were shortlisted in the top 10 startups to represent Australia at the Mass Challenge in Boston for a 5 Day bootcamp, they have now progressed to the next round to compete for a share of a $3M prize pool.
Win Win Parenting secure large contract with DTC
Davidson Trahaire Corpsych (DTC) have just announced a new partnership with iAccelerate Advanced company Win Win Parenting.
Story from a founder: How I turned my prototype into a real product
Pablo the Robot Draws Warilla High Students Into High-Tech Future
A locally-developed robot called Pablo, by iAccelerate residents Polygon Door, will see Warilla High School students explore creativity and technology in an exciting new program to run at the school in 2017.
In the Media: iAccelerate residents SOOMA
In the Media: Artesian announce an $85 million investment from Hostplus
This article was recently published in the Financial Review on 26th February.
"Hostplus adds to its venture capital portfolio"
The benefits of having a young membership are on display again at Hostplus, the $22 billion industry superannuation fund that caters to workers in the hospitality sector. A young membership means Hostplus can afford to invest in projects where the pay-off is 15 years away or more.
Seed fund raising the bar of success for regional innovation
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has announced the raising of $10 million in investment capital to support entrepreneurs grow their ideas into viable businesses.
GeoInteractive joins Muru-D's 2017 cohort
iAccelerate resident company GeoInteractive has been announced as one of the eight successful companies to enter muru-D, a startup accelerator program, backed by Telstra.
The Art of Startup Perseverance #2: Arijea
TEN ALPHAS, current Filmmakers in Residence at iAccelerate, are making a documentary on 'The Art of Start Up Perseverance', following some of the iAccelerate residents as they develop their business. In the second installment we meet iAccelerate residents Arijea, who discuss their ambitions for the business and what success looks like to them. Read more...
2017 iAccelerate applicants eligible for iAccelerate Seed Fund
Successful iAccelerate applicants in 2017 will be eligible to apply to the iAccelerate Seed Fund. The $10 million iAccelerate Seed Fund will be delivered through iAccelerate, and managed by Artesian Venture Partners.
Win Win Parenting join "Stop It At The Start" campaign to end violence against women.
Dr Rosina McAlpine, CEO and Founding Director of iAccelerate Advanced company Win Win Parenting, has been invited to participate as one of the parenting experts for the joint Australian, state and territory government initiative to reduce violence against women.
MEET THE RESIDENTS: Planet Footprint
Introducing the newest iAccelerate Advanced company: Planet Footprint.