Shared ideas to better support Australia’s startup ecosystem

This week, Brisbane hosts two national events that bring together key players in the Australian startup sector, including entrepreneurs, academics, industry groups, tech companies, investors and government. In recognition of the critical role that startups play in driving our economic growth and high quality jobs, both events are strongly supported by the Australian Government.

The National Startup Policy Hack, run by StartupAUS on 16 May 2018, is a one‑day forum where more than 150 entrepreneurial minds will share their ideas with government representatives to tackle policy challenges facing the startup community.

The open-dialogue format, familiar to the startup sector, focuses participants on working together to try and solve problems, under the themes of support, access to markets, talent, capital and collaboration.

It is a platform that provides the government with a valuable opportunity to listen, learn and gather ‘real world’ insights from the startup community.    

Alongside the Policy Hack, the Australian Government is a major sponsor of Myriad Festival 2018 (16-18 May 2018), Australia’s premier technology and innovation event for the world’s most influential thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Myriad facilitates connections between startups, investors, corporations and government, and promotes investment opportunities for startups and partnerships for corporations. It is also an opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups to learn about – and access – government support designed to help them succeed.

Festival goers can find out what government support best suits their needs – from taking their business global to protecting intellectual property – by attending government workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses or talking to staff at the exhibition booth.

Supporting science and innovation, growing business investment and improving business capability are key priorities for the Government. Entrepreneurs and innovative startups play a critical role across the economy through job creation and bringing new products and services to market.  

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