Startups Your Help Needed – Australian Startup Ecosystem Report 2015

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Nicola FarrellGuest Blog from Nicola Farrell, Acceleration Program Manager at Pollenizer, developing partnership opportunities for startups past incubation stage, creating growth and scale for their business.


In 2012, the Startup Genome Project made a massive contribution to how the world viewed startups.

Three years on, with the fast paced nature of startups, it’s no surprise the data is out of date and requires a major upgrade.

Today, we are launching the survey for 2015, across Australia and New Zealand, and hope to serve every pocket of this region ensuring local startups are represented.

Why is this survey different?

Of late, there have been a number of surveys that have done an incredible job of measuring the level of output we are seeing from homegrown startups.

StartupCompass however, looks across the whole world’s leading startup hubs, enabling the benchmark to be set for ongoing growth.

Why should Australian & New Zealand startups submit their details?

This is an opportunity for Australian and NZ startups to be represented on a global scale. Australian & New Zealand’s input is crucial, for our performance to be recognised against neighbouring regions like Asia and the US. Participating startup founders strengthen the ecosystem’s visibility, demonstrating a picture of growth that definitely exists in this market.

The data will allow us to understand the health and growth of local startups, benchmarking it against other participating countries.

Crunchbase (the Startup & funding database of Techcrunch) which arguably has one of the largest Global Startup databases is contributing their support and data and the survey is being conducted by local Startup ecosystem supporters Deloitte.

What will the data be used for?

The survey results will be compiled to measure and evaluate the ecosystem’s performance, amongst other critical factors affecting the startup landscape. Information will outline where there are strengths and weaknesses, building consensus, so we as stakeholders can work together to improve it. The findings will provide global visibility to each ecosystem to help attract new investors and talent.

Deloitte and Pollenizer will work in partnership to develop the information, providing a report, for the benefit of the startup community, investors and government.

When will the result be available?

The Startup Ecosystem Report will distribute their findings in May 2015.

Where do startups add their details?

The Startup Ecosystem Report for 2015 is now open and will stay open until the end of March.


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