Friday, February 13, 2015

Company Accelerator Program Launched in Canberra

Greetings from the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRin), where the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr is officially launching the Griffin 2015. The chief minister said he would "twist the arms" of the owners of surplus office space in the Canberra city center to make it available for startup companies. Perhaps Canberra could emulate Leichhardt Council's excellent "Renew Leichhardt" initiative, which offers property owners incentives to make surplus space available (including at the Italian Forum).
The Griffin Accelerator is a three month program, where new startup businesses are mentored. There will be up to ten teams selected for the first intake in 2015. The scheme is similar to the Telstra Muru-D Start-up Accelerator. Currently I am teaching an online curse for the Australian Computer Society in  "New Technology Alignment" and hope to have an improved course for ANU, for next year.

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