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Young NSW entrepreneurs backed by $12 million

15 September 2016
New incubators to connect entrepreneurs with universities and professionals.
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Start-ups and small-to-medium sized businesses will be connected with qualified professionals, university resources and technology under the NSW Government’s $12 million Boost Program.

NSW Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said the partnerships will help build new incubators and adapt existing facilities so businesses and community can network, access information and share ideas in a collaborative environment.

Incubators are a physical space where would-be entrepreneurs can join forces with industry experts, networks and suppliers, who support them to make their business idea a reality.

“The NSW Government is committed to encouraging entrepreneurs and boost business innovation in the cities and regional NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Start-ups are the future of the NSW economy and these partnerships are designed to help create new business ideas, new industries and jobs of the future.”

Boost Program partners:

  • Sydney University
  • Western Sydney University
  • University of New South Wales
  • Australian Catholic University
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Newcastle
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of New England
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Technology
  • Macquarie University

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