US accelerator and investment program Techstars is launching this year in Sydney as part of Tech Central.
Applications for the Techstars Tech Central Sydney Accelerator are now open, with a focus on early-stage and early-stage founders building companies in AI, fintech, advanced manufacturing, cloud computing, robotics, cybersecurity, quantum computing, creative technology and climate technology.
For more information about the Techstars Accelerator program and to apply, visit techstars.com/accelerators/tech-central-sydney-nsw. Registration closes on April 5 and the accelerator will start in July.
Techstars has invested in more than 3,000 early stage startups during its 16-year history, and those companies now have a combined market cap of approximately $100 billion. The accelerator alumni include Chainalysis, ClassPass, SendGrid, and Zipline.
NSW government-backed Tech Central encompasses several suburbs on the southern edge of Sydney’s CBD, including Redfern, Eveleigh, Newtown, Ultimo and Chippendale.
It offers up to 250,000 square meters of space for technology companies, of which 50,000 square meters at affordable rates for startups and scale-ups. You can Read more about it here.
The district includes Atlassian’s 40 floors, 180-meter-tall wooden skyscraper, currently under construction, and is also home to the Quantum Terminal startup hub in the historic Central Station.
Annie Parker, Tech Central’s executive director, spoke to the Startup Daily show to explain how the Techstars program will work and what else is on the agenda for Tech Central in 2023.
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