Tech Startups Action Plan

Thank you for working with us to develop an action plan that will support the growth of Sydney’s tech startup ecosystem.

The new 10-year Tech Startups Action Plan outlines how the City can support the tech startup community.

The plan is based on a number of pilot programs and extensive research and feedback from the ecosystem.

The community had the opportunity to comment on the draft action plan by completing a survey, participating in an online discussion forum or emailing a submission.

During the exhibition period from 18 August — 11 November 2015, 3,397 individuals visited SydneyYourSay, there were 1,178 downloads of the draft action plan and 450 copies of the draft action plan were distributed.

In total, 344 people gave feedback via an online survey, 20 through an online discussion forum and 32 organisations and individuals emailed submissions.

The range of participants included tech startup entrepreneurs, employees and supporters, professionals in corporate businesses, investors, educators and students.

The majority of the feedback strongly agreed with the City’s proposed actions or thought that they would be useful in supporting tech entrepreneurs to launch and scale innovative companies.

Comments ranged from the need for entrepreneurship education and affordable office space, how international links are important, that tax regulation is a barrier and the need to increase diversity in the tech community.

The predominant theme was the need for entrepreneurship skills and knowledge delivered through programs, workshops, meetups, seminars or international speakers.

You can read about what the community told us and how your ideas were considered below, and take a look at the survey snapshot.

Find out what we are already doing to support tech startups.

Don’t miss out on updates about the City’s work to support tech startups. Subscribe below.


Thank you for working with us to develop an action plan that will support the growth of Sydney’s tech startup ecosystem.

The new 10-year Tech Startups Action Plan outlines how the City can support the tech startup community.

The plan is based on a number of pilot programs and extensive research and feedback from the ecosystem.

The community had the opportunity to comment on the draft action plan by completing a survey, participating in an online discussion forum or emailing a submission.

During the exhibition period from 18 August — 11 November 2015, 3,397 individuals visited SydneyYourSay, there were 1,178 downloads of the draft action plan and 450 copies of the draft action plan were distributed.

In total, 344 people gave feedback via an online survey, 20 through an online discussion forum and 32 organisations and individuals emailed submissions.

The range of participants included tech startup entrepreneurs, employees and supporters, professionals in corporate businesses, investors, educators and students.

The majority of the feedback strongly agreed with the City’s proposed actions or thought that they would be useful in supporting tech entrepreneurs to launch and scale innovative companies.

Comments ranged from the need for entrepreneurship education and affordable office space, how international links are important, that tax regulation is a barrier and the need to increase diversity in the tech community.

The predominant theme was the need for entrepreneurship skills and knowledge delivered through programs, workshops, meetups, seminars or international speakers.

You can read about what the community told us and how your ideas were considered below, and take a look at the survey snapshot.

Find out what we are already doing to support tech startups.

Don’t miss out on updates about the City’s work to support tech startups. Subscribe below.


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