Media release: Sydney to cement its place as a global startup leader
Media release | 13 July 2017
Premier of NSW
Minister for Regional NSW, Minister for Skills and
Minister for Small Business
Sydney will be home to a world leading startup and innovation hub, creating up to 6,500 new jobs, thanks to a $35 million investment from the NSW Government.
Sydney Startup Hub will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and will allow entrepreneurs to develop innovative business ideas that will create job opportunities across regional and metro NSW.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced today Jobs for NSW will fund the hub, which will be spread over more than 17,000 square metres and 11 floors.
“This is an unprecedented investment from the NSW Government, which will support businesses and drive jobs growth across the State,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“When Sydney Startup Hub opens it will be in a central location to help both local and international entrepreneurs flourish.
“More than 40 per cent of the nation’s startups are in NSW already and with the addition of this hub and the White Bay precinct we want to see that figure grow.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, today announced the NSW Government is backing the success of the Sydney Startup Hub, which will be located on York Street in the Sydney CBD.
“The Sydney Startup Hub will support businesses, turbocharge the start-up ecosystem, and drive job creation across the state,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The NSW Government is pleased to include a fantastic roll call of tenants including; Stone and Chalk, Fishburners, Tank Stream Labs and The Studio.
“We are leaving no stone unturned. In addition to the 2,500 residents, the hub will welcome regional entrepreneurs from the wider startup ecosystem through the regional landing pad and community and events space.”
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