Myriad festival to fly entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Qld … SparkLabs launches food and agtech accelerator … ASIC releases guidelines for crowdsourced equity funding

The Queensland State Government has partnered with Qantas to bring a jet full of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Queensland as part of the tech and startup-focused Myriad festival, the Courier Mail reports.

More than 200 executives and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley are expected to be on the 747 aircraft, which will bring talent to next year’s Myriad festival held in Brisbane on May 16-18. The festival is also giving local startups the opportunity to apply to be one of the 360 passengers on the plane.

Queensland’s chief entrepreneur Mark Sowerby told the Courier Mail the initiative “will be a lightning rod for Queensland”.

While there hasn’t been an official release of any names that will be on the flight, high-profile entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Larry Page will be targeted to make the trip, according to reports.

SparkLabs Group partners with New South Wales government for food and agtech accelerator

Asian accelerator program SparkLabs Group has partnered with the New South Wales government to launch Cultiv8, a food and agtech-focused accelerator program in Orange, NSW, StartupDaily reports. Read more

Angela Castles - Smart Company - 22 Sep 2017

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