27 July, 2015
Australia’s third annual startup festival aims to break record number of events nationally
Australia, Monday 27 July 2015 – StartupAUS today announced the return of Startup Spring for the third year running taking place across Australia from 10-30 September, with the aim to top last year’s record number of 160 events nationally.
Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities to celebrate and promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved and excited about entrepreneurs and technology.
Newly appointed StartupAUS CEO, Peter Bradd, said: “Startup Spring is designed to encourage and inspire all young and passionate tech entrepreneurs at a grassroots level nationwide.
“It is imperative that we celebrate and promote the tech startup community and as the festival grows every year, we are confident that tech entrepreneurialism is key to Australia’s future.
“We want to encourage and inspire the different parts of the Australian startup ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, corporates, universities and all levels of government, to develop and implement policies and programs so our vibrant technology sector can drive economic prosperity for generations to come,” Mr Bradd said.
Stand out events taking place this year include:
Following the positive reception of last year’s Learn to Code event, director of Coder Factory, Pete Argent, said: “It’s promising to see the Startup Spring initiative take root in Australia. This festival for tech innovation is an ideal way for anyone interested in the startup industry to get involved. I’m looking forward to being a part of Startup Spring again this year and do my part to grow the tech startup ecosystem in Australia.”
Head of Communications at Canva, Zach Kitschke, said: “We’ve been involved with Startup Spring in various ways over the past two years, through the Startup Walkabout and a number of other events. The Startup Spring festival is a fantastic celebration of all the exciting things that Australian startups are doing, and is a great way to get involved in the tech community.”
Mr Bradd added: “Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur or the average Joe that has an interest in tech, we are welcoming everybody to participate. From coding sessions and bootcamps, to awards and networking drinks, Startup Spring has events that suit everyone.”
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About Startup Spring
Startup Spring is a three-week long festival celebrating technology, startups and entrepreneurship. Launched by StartupAUS in 2013, Startup Spring features hundreds of events and activities from all around Australia – to celebrate and promote the tech startup ecosystem and to encourage more people to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship.
StartupAUS is a not-for-profit entity with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship.
StartupAUS believes a strong home-grown 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.
For more information: www.startupaus.org