A global start-up survey held recently, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 from Startup Genome, named Sydney as the number one location in the Asia Pacific, and one of the world’s top ten, for local connectedness. Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network features strategic start-up investment and policy insights from over 10,000 founders in 45 cities – including Sydney.
Jobs for NSW Chair David Thodey said: “The strong connections between start-up founders in Sydney are testament to investments made in recent years, including the $35 million Sydney Startup Hub and efforts to connect Sydney with start-up communities around the state.” And he continues: “Microsoft recently brought its world-renowned intensive program for start-ups to the Sydney Startup Hub, making it one of only eight global host locations.”
The NSW Government, through Jobs for NSW, also supports fast-growth businesses at every stage of their lifecycle, helping to create the right environment for people to have the confidence to launch a start-up. A bright example is its investment in the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and in the Boosting Business Innovation Program that links businesses to universities’ research and knowledge.