Top 11 Startup Accelerators and Startup Incubators in Australia [2021]

Top 12 Startup Accelerators and Startup Incubators in Australia

Australia is an incredible country brimming with start-ups and celebrating a great startup culture. It is only natural, then, for support systems around it to show up as well. A startup reaches out to a startup accelerator or a startup incubator in order to get a head start in the market. Young and innovative companies can find mentors in startup accelerators that help them gain years’ worth of knowledge with the help of their intense training programs. Before we get to our list of the top 12 startup accelerator and startup incubators, here is a quick rundown on the main benefits of such programs.

The many advantages to these short-term growth programs offered by startup accelerators and startup incubators include

  • Seed capital: Many startup accelerators offer some initial capital to help you wade through the first few years in exchange for equity. 
  • Rigorous training program: You get to learn the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of business from the experts themselves. Successful founders and investors impart their wisdom to help your business flourish.
  • Office/coworking space: Some startup accelerators also provide private offices or coworking spaces for you to plan your way forward.
  • Cohorts: This is a great opportunity for networking as you get to meet like-minded people and fellow innovators. You can also get connected to an alumni network. 
  • Pitch/Demo day: You get to pitch your startup idea to potential investors. 

Cities like Melbourne and Sydney are flourishing global startup hubs and draw founders and investors from all over the world. Here are the best startup accelerators and startup incubators in Australia that are dedicated to helping new startups succeed.

1. BlueChilli: Startup incubator Sydney 

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Top 12 Venture Capital Firms in Australia [2021]

Venture Capital (VC) firms are the lifeblood of start-ups in Australia. A VC firm basically raises capital and provides funding to start-ups and small businesses with long term growth potential. 

In the last decade, Australia has seen exponential growth in the number of startups being launched and quite a few of them have gone on to become world-renowned names. This new wave of Aussie startups and their success has been made possible by the millions of dollars being invested in them by venture capital firms. VC firms are different from Angel Investors, you can also read our list of the top 12 Angel Investors in Australia

In this article, we have a closer look at the top 12 Australian venture capital firms.

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Top 12 Angel Investors in Australia [2021]

Top 12 Angel Investors in Australia

Are you a budding entrepreneur with a great business idea? Does your startup idea need a boost of capital to get it off the ground? Angel Investors might just be the heavenly help you have been praying for.

An Angel investor (also known as a seed investor, a business angel, a private investor or an angel funder) is an individual who invests money in your startup, by providing you funding, usually in exchange for business equity. Angel Investors are different from Venture Capital firms. Not only will the right angel investors in Australia help you with funding your startup, but they can also add immense value in the form of expertise and professional network that they will bring with them.

With such backing, your startup idea – whether it’s in tech (an app idea?), or travel & hospitality, or education – or even SPACE! – is almost certain to get the wings it needs to fly.

We at Elegant Media are all about helping startups, which is why we have curated this list. For the sake of simplicity, we have divided the list into three categories:

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Progressive Web Apps (PWA) Vs Native App – Pros and cons!

Progressive Web App Vs Native Web App

It is forecasted that Australia’s eCommerce market will hit US$27.2 billion by the end of  2020. Mobile commerce heavily supplements this, one in four shoppers are now buying things on a mobile phone and 48% of people shop via mobile at least once a week. As more of us are buying products and services from our phones, it is essential to ensure a smooth user experience. This is where the difference between Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and Native Apps comes into play. 

Let’s say that Sam has an eye on a particular product that he can get from two websites. He logs in on both from his phone and notices a stark difference between the two. While one looks like a poorly adapted mobile version of the website, the other is a responsive and fresh mobile website that offers app-like interactions and allows you to work offline. There are no prizes for guessing which of the two the user prefers to make a purchase from. The latter is a well-developed progressive web app. A native App is a regular App that you have on your phone. 

In this article we cover: 

What is a PWA or Progressive Web App?

What makes a PWA so great?

Progressive Web App success stories

Cons of Progressive Web Apps

How do Native Apps Compare? (Pros and Cons)

Progressive Web App vs Native Web Apps a comparison

Advantages of using progressive web apps for your business

Advantages of using native apps for your business

The final word on the Native App vs Progressive Web App debate

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50 Untapped Mobile App Ideas for 2021 – Pick One and Execute

Even though App stores are flooded with different applications, Apps are only getting started. The correct execution of a good mobile App idea can easily make you a profitable App entrepreneur and possibly even a millionaire. 

The App markets, both Android and iOS, are blowing up; with new ideas and innovative apps making waves every day. The mobile app economy was worth $53 billion in 2012 and is tipped to be worth $6.3 trillion in 2021. There’s a lot of money to be made in investing in this market. 

All Great Apps start with that one great idea; and since we at Elegant Media live and breathe Apps, we have curated for you an exclusive list of 50 untapped mobile App ideas that are waiting to be made in 2021! 
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20 Best App Designs of the Future

20 Best app designs of the future

It was in June 2007 that the very first iPhone was released. Native apps were developed for the phone, and just over a year later, the App Store was launched. Till only 13 years ago most people on the planet did not even know what App designs or even Apps are. Fast forward to 2021 and Apps have become the lifeblood of the way we humans consume information, communicate with each other and do pretty much everything else.

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10 Ways To Find Investors for Your App Idea in Australia

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A great App idea might not necessarily need funding from an investor. Depending on the idea, you might be able to fund it using your savings or pay for it using one of our Flexi payment plans. But many App ideas can end up requiring substantial amounts of investment and cash flow. If your App idea happens to be one of these, then the process of finding investors for your App idea in Australia can leave you confused and unmotivated. But don’t fret, we are here to help.

In this article, we list the most effective 10 ways in which you can find investors for your App idea in Australia.

1. Referrals might be your best bet at finding an investor

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Sell an App Development, Web Design or a Digital Agency?

If you’re thinking of selling your agency, we’re actively looking to acquire digital agencies. If you’re thinking of selling your digital agency, please get in touch with us.

We’ll have a confidential discussion, smooth, and a simple discussion on how we can make it work for both sides.

We’re looking to acquire Australian based companies in the following categories.

  • Mobile App Development Companies
  • Web Design Companies
  • SEO Agencies
  • Companies in similar categories

Whatever the reason is, maybe retirement, a career change, financial difficulties, or any other personal reasons we can discuss about having a smooth transition.

Sometimes running a digital agency might be hard, and you could be looking at available options such as downsizing, selling, liquidation or closing doors.

Every acquisition is different, so that’s why it’s best that we have a confidential discussion on the best possible outcome while retaining the maximum value of your company during the transition.

All discussions can be held off-site until a decision is reached, and we can sign NDAs for your peace of mind.

If you’re seriously considering selling your app development, web design, SEO, or digital agency, contact us to have a chat.

App Development Costs Revealed – See How Much Popular Apps Cost to Build

Famous Apps development

The costs of app development will depend on the platforms the App is launched (iOS or Android or on both platforms), the functionality or the features that are available on the App and the maintenance cost. Developing an App is similar to investing in a business. The capital investment will be high, however, with an accurate Marketing Strategy, the end result in terms of revenue will be limitless. Your idea of an App could be developed using the basic features initially so that the App could function efficiently and more features could be added once the user base grows and revenue increases. Social Media and Gaming Apps could be very expensive to develop but interestingly most of the popular Apps are in those industries too. Let us take a look at a few popular Apps and their cost of development.

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How To Use Mobile Apps Efficiently: The A to Z

 

Using the KIN app developed by Elegant Media
Using the KIN app developed by Elegant Media

Mobile phones are much in vogue today. Everyone has high-tech smartphones, and also a bunch of mobile apps installed in them. It’s no secret that we use mobile apps everyday to read news, network with friends, do some random tasks or just kill time. And, whenever we come to know about a new app, we are quick to download it. We use some apps daily without thinking how can Continue reading “How To Use Mobile Apps Efficiently: The A to Z”