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StartupAUS says startups have ‘dropped off the radar’ in 2017 Federal Budget

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StartupAUS, Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, today acknowledged support for Fintech in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, but noted that overall it had not focused on innovation or entrepreneurship. CEO of StartupAUS Alex McCauley, said: “There clearly isn’t a focus on startups or innovation in this budget. That will certainly cause some frustration, because the Government has…

Sydney leads the world in tech startup exit growth rate

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Joint media statement with TechSydney, StartupAUS, the Committee for Sydney and UTS.  A new report shows Sydney has the potential to punch significantly above its weight in technology. The Startup Genome Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2017 shows Sydney achieved the highest Exit Growth rate in the world over the past two years at 370…

StartupAUS welcomes Minister Sinodinos to the innovation portfolio

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CEO and Executive Director of StartupAUS, Alex McCauley: “Following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announced new changes to his ministry, StartupAUS would like to congratulate the former Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt and wish him well in his role as the Minister for Health. “StartupAUS warmly welcomes Arthur Sinodinos to the innovation portfolio….

StartupAUS Crossroads Report: Capital, culture and talent key to a competitive startup ecosystem

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Crossroads will officially launch Thursday, December 1 at International Towers, Barangaroo Australia, 1 December 2016: Australia is well-placed to capitalise on the strong growth seen in its fledgling startup sector, but some significant barriers remain to enjoying a truly world class startup ecosystem StartupAUS, Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, said today. Releasing the third…

StartupAUS Board welcomes Topaz Conway

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  Board member and investor, Teresa Engelhard, announced as Chair Australia, 28 November 2016: StartupAUS, Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, has appointed entrepreneur, angel investor and director Topaz Conway to the board of the organisation and announced existing board director and Redbubble investor, Teresa Engelhard, as Chairman. Topaz Conway is Chair of Springboard Enterprises;…

Startup organisations unite to respond to review of the R&D Tax Incentive

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Australia, 25 October 2016: An alliance of startup organisations are calling for startup-friendly enhancements to the R&D Tax Incentive scheme. The submission, prepared by StartupAUS and supported by FinTech Australia, StartupWA, StartupTas, TechSydney, Startup Adelaide and Startup Victoria, proposes a series of key recommendations to the Federal Government review that would see the scheme enhance…

Powering Growth: Realising the potential of AgTech for Australia

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StartupAUS report outlines insights and key recommendations for the future of AgTech in Australia.   Australia, 07 September 2016: Australia is poised to use digital agricultural technology (AgTech) as a critical component of its goal to develop an AU$100 billion agricultural industry by 2030, according to a report, Powering Growth: Realising the potential of AgTech for Australia,…

The view from here – the Australian startup landscape as seen by three startups looking to scale.

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Our discussion began with an apology. StartupAUS CEO Alex McCauley and I were on the Melbourne leg of our national Crossroads 2016 tour, meeting with startups, investors and community partners in the lead up to our Crossroads community event at Inspire9. We had been enjoying our tour of York Butter Factory (YBF) and asking copious questions about…

Startups and tech companies are the engine room for Australia’s future workforce

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StartupAUS’ latest discussion paper examines important themes that will be included in its upcoming Crossroads Report   Australia, Thursday 28 July 2016:  As many as 4.6 million Australian jobs may be at risk within the decade if Australia fails to create a workforce for the future according to a discussion paper, Economy in Transition – Startups, innovation…

Killing the **PLEASE READ!!** – Konnective’s elegant solution to internal communications

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In the wake of winning the Startup Tel Aviv competition, Julie Bray sits with a casual confidence, surrounded by the organised chaos of Melbourne’s York Butter Factory. It’s a reunion of sorts – Julie spent the early years of her startup, Konnective, balancing part time consulting with building her business in this co-working space.  She…

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