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CUA has welcomed these 5 start-ups into its Sponsored Entrepreneur Program at River City Labs

5 start-ups enter CUA Sponsored Entrepreneur Program

CUA, Australia’s largest member-owned financial services provider, has selected five startups for its Sponsored Entrepreneur Program, in conjunction with tech start-up hub River City Labs. The program runs for over three months with CUA sponsoring full-time desk memberships at River City Labs, structured mentoring by the River City Labs mentoring team and access to training and networking events for the successful applicants.

Why Melbourne startup Parkhound said no to a $400,000 Shark Tank deal

Why Melbourne startup Parkhound said no to a $400,000 Shark Tank deal – StartupSmart

The founder of a Melbourne startup that turned down a $400,000 deal from some of Australia’s highest profile investors says he doesn’t regret the decison for a second. Robert Crocitti appeared on Shark Tank last week to pitch Parkhound, a share market for parking, and rejected a $400,000 offer from sharks Naomi Simson, Janine Allis and Glen Richards.

River City Labs to be first startup hub with Childcare (Subscriber article)

Babies to meet brogrammers at start-up hub

Brisbane’s River City Labs is about to call for tenders to provide onsite childcare, the first in Australia attached to a startup co-working space. Female membership has “rarely been above 10 per cent” at River City Labs says Peta Ellis, who was its general manager for four years before taking maternity leave in December, and next week returns to a promotion at the facility.

New boss says it’s time for GoCatch to grow up

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