What We Do

We’re Australia’s national startup advocacy group, working to support the tech community and accelerate the growth of Australian startups.
We believe a strong homegrown tech sector is vital to future Australian jobs and wealth. But getting there will require a national imperative to create the right environment, with a supportive culture and more entrepreneurs with the right skills.

StartupAUS is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2013 by fifty leaders in the national startup community. Our mission is to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. That means making Australia one of the best places in the world to build and grow a tech startup.

Our efforts are focused on trying to get the big picture right for Australian startups – improving the regulatory environment, building a case for the right sort of Government support for a fast-growing sector, and increasing public awareness of the impact of tech startups across the country. We work with startups and investors to help governments around the country get the settings right to create successful startup ecosystems.

StartupAUS is funded by corporate and community support, with limited project-based Government funding. Our leadership partners provide the backbone of the organisation’s financial support, with community partners and other project-based sponsors vital to our success. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without this generous support.

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