Startup Catalyst

Provides unparalleled opportunities for mission participants to experience some of the world's leading innovation hotspots through immersion programs.

  • Funding support from Advance Queensland has seen the expanded and enhanced Startup Catalyst program conduct more missions into more international innovation hot spots, with greater participation across distinct groups in the startup and innovation ecosystem
  • Unique in Australia, the Startup Catalyst program was established by previous Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, investor, tech founder and 'Shark Tank' judge, Mr Steve Baxter
  • The program is designed to equip participants with a deeper understanding of what is involved in launching a globally successful tech startup
  • Startup Catalyst missions assist participants to make global connections which may assist them to find new investors and new markets

About the program

The Startup Catalyst program was established in 2014 to immerse participants in the unique culture of high growth entrepreneurial businesses in global innovation hot spots like Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and Asia.

Originally delivering one annual mission for 20 young tech entrepreneurs, from mid-2016, Advance Queensland funding supported the company to expand and grow the program, allowing more Queensland entrepreneurs to participate.

Eligible participants now include young entrepreneurs, investors, industry representatives and key stakeholders from the broader startup community, including regional startup community leaders.

Visit the Startup Catalyst website for more information relating to the program and upcoming missions.

Last updated 25 Jul, 2019
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