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The StartupAus Crossroads 2017 report provides a detailed review of the Australian startup ecosystem. Since the first Crossroads report in 2015, the landscape for Australian startups has changed significantly. This is the result of accelerated growth in the national startup ecosystem and a political shift across governments towards entrepreneurship.

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the environment in which Australian startups operate and recommendations drawn from both local experience and international best practice. Included is a commentary on the measures announced by the Australian Government in its National Innovation and Science Agenda.

While positive steps are being made to support the startup ecosystem, Australia still has a lot of catching up to do. The report notes Australia is currently ranked 19th on the Global Innovation Index and declining. The highly mobile startup sector requires talent, capital and favourable regulatory environments and will move to locations that best support their growth.

Startups have the potential to contribute over $100 billion to GDP and create over half a million new jobs by 2033. As technology reaches across all sectors of the economy, Australia has an opportunity to engage in the creation of the companies that will disrupt global industries and reap the rewards.

You can download the report from the StartupAUS website.


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