Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Tamara Smith looks at support for regional start-ups

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today visited the Sydney Startup Hub as a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development.

The Committee is conducting an inquiry into support for start-ups in regional NSW.

“I toured the Startup Hub facility, and was able to speak informally with regional start-up operators there,” said Tamara Smith.


“The Sydney Startup Hub includes a Regional Landing Pad to support rural and regional entrepreneurs by providing temporary space in downtown Sydney. The landing pad can also be used for regional engagement and networking opportunities to connect regional talent with Sydney’s start-up community. 

 “The Regional Landing Pad is free for use by regional startups visiting Sydney and for city users who need help to connect with the regional startup community.

“Facilities available for short term use by regional startups include 12 dedicated desks, meeting rooms, videoconferencing, collaboration space, printing and concierge services.

“These services for regional entrepreneurs are being provided because small to medium businesses are the source of new jobs and innovation in our regions and we need to do as much as we can to support them to survive and thrive,” said Ms Smith.

For more information on the Regional Landing Pad visit: https://sydneystartuphub.com/regional

For more information on the Inquiry into support for regional startups visit:
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/investmentindustryandregionaldev

5 March 2018

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