- BRW Lists
Published 09 May 2012 16:39, Updated 09 May 2012 17:04
2005:Y Combinator – a big US accelerator and tech-kingmaker takes its first eight start-ups in Silicon Valley. Subsequent graduate companies include Airbnb and Dropbox.
2007: Boulder, Colorado, accelerator TechStars admits its first 10 companies.
2008: Pollenizer starts business as a consultancy.
2009: Pollenizer moves to an equity and contracting model.
2010: Pollenizer moves to an equity-only model, later moving to a semester based approach.
Jan 2011: Startmate welcomes its first five businesses in Sydney.
Jan 2011: Yahoo!7 buys Pollenizer portfolio company Spreets for $40 million.
July 2011: Y Combinator takes in 60 companies.
Sept 2011: AngelCube welcomes its first four Melbourne businesses.
Dec 2011: Startmate alumni Grabble is acquired up by Walmart.
2012: Blue Chilli, PushStart, Ignition Labs and Innovyz START all join the fray.
2012: Former Pollenizer entrepreneur Nikki Durkin (from fashion e-marketplace 99dresses) takes part in Y Combinator.