Australian Embassy
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Media Release - Start Me Up! Seminar on Australian Start-up ecosystem


Start me up! seminar on australian start-up ecosystem

The Australian Embassy and Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) will host the Start me Up! Seminar at DCAMP Seoul, 19 April. 

The event will introduce the Australian start-up ecosystem to the Korean start-up community, featuring insights from Australian start-ups and the Sydney Start Up Hub.

This event will also highlight opportunities to build connections between the Australian and Korean start up ecosystems. 

Keynote speakers are:

  • Peter Park (Co-founder, Assurety): Brisbane-based investment and transaction advisory firm assisting investors and growth companies prepare and execute transactions.
  • Jean LK (Director & Co-founder, Edwy): Sydney-based EdTech firm building an international education search platform of digital personalized advisory services powered by AI.
  • Yoojin Kim (Director, NSW Trade & Investment – Austrade Seoul): The Sydney Startup Hub is the NSW government backed innovation centre and the first of its kind in Australia.   It offers more than 17,000 sqm across 11 floors in the Sydney CBD and houses startup co-working providers Stone and Chalk, Fishburners, Tank Stream Labs and The Studio.

Australia is home to globally successful start-ups such as Atlassian, Freelancer, CultureAmp, Canva, and Prospa.  A culture of innovation has helped Australia become one of the world’s fastest growing hubs for tech, with Sydney ranking in the top 20 of cities to do business for start-ups (2017 Silicon Valley Global Start-up Ecosystem Report).

Australian Ambassador James Choi said, “With over 500 support organisations in the Australian start-up ecosystem, a range of Australian government programs and funding to support start-ups, Australia offers great opportunities for international start-ups to test and build their businesses. Australia-Korea collaboration has the potential to drive job creation and innovation in both countries.”

Australian Government programs such as the A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda and incentives to stimulate investment in start-ups have helped drive the growth and success of Australian start-ups and support new innovation and entrepreneurship.