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Meet the Hatchery Ideate Showcase Contenders

Above: Coreable, Picture by Lourdes Millare As we get ready for our Hatchery Ideate Autumn Showcase, we’re introducing you to the teams who’ll take to the stage to pitch their startup idea to the experts. With seven teams in the running, and a broad range...

Hatchlings hit San Francisco for Hult Prize regional final

Four of our Hatchery Ideate Alumni took their innovative ideas on solar power to the world stage. They pitched to world tech leaders for the regional finals of the Hult Prize, which looks for the best sustainable solutions to world’s most critical challenges. Recently...

The female startup founder gap and the role of ‘hubris’

Why are there fewer female startup founders than males? Could it be that hubris plays a part? UTS Hatchery Accelerate Program Manager Joe Allen explains what it is and its impact on female founder startup rates. Over the past three years, I’ve worked with hundreds of...

The story of the sustainability entrepreneurs behind ecostore

A purpose-led business challenges traditional thinking to make genuinely significant change possible. Malcolm and Melanie Rands (pictured) did just that when they set out to cut nasty chemicals from their lives and founded the eco products company ecostore, and it’s...

Making diversity a reality — the truth from Atlassian

Atlassian is the poster child for Aussie startups — and with good reason. The company was our first unicorn, and it’s now bigger than Qantas, valued at over $US10 billion. That sort of success doesn’t happen by accident, and the management team of Atlassian have put a...

How Code Like A Girl is getting women into tech

In mid-2014, Apple announced a Health app that would track “all of [the] metrics that you’re most interested in.” Well, all the health metrics a bloke is interested in. When the app was released a few months later, female iPhone users noticed an important metric was...

Hatchlings take on Hult Prize for chance to win $USD1m in funding

Tamim Rahimi (Law/Arts and Social Sciences), LuAnna Han (Law/Arts and Social Sciences), Michael Djunaidi (Business), and Dhruv Saggar (Law/Arts and Social Sciences) [picture – left to right] Exciting times are ahead for four of our Hatchery Ideate 2017 alumni,...

Three reasons why women are #killingit in the adult industry

Quyen Nguyen explores how female empowerment, sexuality and business intersect in the startup space. At least 90% of startups fail, with some of the most common reasons being funding challenges, poor marketing and lack of passion. It’s even harder to get started when...

Tekuma flies the coop… and the country

Out of our Hatchery Accelerate (formerly Hatchery+) alumni, it probably won’t shock anyone that drone company Tekuma is the team that has spent most of the time in the air. Entrepreneurs Annette McClelland and Michael Griffin of Cohort 2 have had a whirlwind year,...

Casting a Wide Web: Projects from our first online cohort

Applications for Hatchery Ideate Autumn 2018 close on Friday 15 December. Apply here! If we had our way, every UTS student would graduate with a degree in one hand and an entrepreneurial toolkit in the other. Unfortunately, we can only fit so many people through the...