“Australia is at a crossroads. We have an unprecedented opportunity to transition from an economy based on resources, primary industries and domestically focused businesses to one based on high-growth knowledge-intensive businesses that can compete globally in an increasingly technology-driven world.”
The Crossroads report is commissioned by StartupAUS on behalf of the national tech startup community. It sets out an action plan for growth and maturation of the Australian startup ecosystem, identifying key policy areas that require government intervention and recommending specific actions that should be taken to accelerate the growth of the tech sector.
Crossroads has been fully updated to reflect changes in the Australian startup ecosystem since April 2015 and to note significant developments in the rapidly evolving startup landscape internationally. The recommended actions have been updated to reflect the current challenges facing Australia as it seeks to support the growth of high-value technology-based businesses, and incorporate input from many of the key figures in Australia’s startup community.