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Aussie entrepreneurs touch down at our Landing Pad in San Francisco

The first group of Australian startups have begun their residency at the Australian Landing Pad in San Francisco.

The diverse group of innovative technology businesses range from an app for child safe Wi-Fi to a personnel management solution for large volunteer-led events.

While at the Landing Pad, Aussie entrepreneurs have access to nearby investors and customers in Silicon Valley, widely regarded as the epicentre of global technology innovation.

Landing Pad Manager Margaret Donoghue, together with delivery partner RocketSpace, are working closely with the Australian startups to take their companies to the next level. RocketSpace provides state-of-the-art workspace facilities and a curated ecosystem specifically designed to help tech startups to thrive. Notable alumni of RocketSpace include technology leaders Spotify and Uber.

Austrade will tap into its established business and investor networks in San Francisco and across the United States to help startups develop their business into high growth and high return enterprises.

Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner Chris Oldfield said the strength of the thriving Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem in San Francisco and Silicon Valley will play a vital role in the success of the startups during and after their time at RocketSpace.

"Landing Pad participants will work closely with their Australian peers engaging them as mentors, and strengthening their existing networks."

Applications are now open for the second San Francisco cohort and for Austrade's Landing Pads in Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Last Updated: 26 August 2016
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