Friday, 29 June 2012 07:59

Entrepreneurial fellowships aid four startups at Melbourne University


The Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne has selected four teams of students and alumni for entrepreneurial fellowships in a program aimed at accelerating startups and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship at the institution.

The Melbourne Accelerator Program at the University of Melbourne's Melbourne School of Engineering has selected four teams out of 32 that applied for the 2012 Melbourne Accelerator Program. Open to students, alumni and academic staff, the program offers access to resources and mentoring, with the goals of maximising the chance of success, accelerating the start-ups' progress, and creating a culture of entrepreneurship at the university.

“By involving mentors in the program, our students, academics and alumni can gain unlimited exposure to a range of experts who can guide, advise and support them through the journey of innovation," said Professor Iven Mareels, dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering.

THe four participants are 121cast (personalised Internet radio station delivering information such as calendar events and social media content via text to speech as well as conventional audio content), UniSquare (an Internet social platform for university students), VenueMob (an Internet booking system for venue owners), and a team working on a remote area power system to enable people in those areas to get the most from the available electricity supply.

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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