Category Archives: Oceania

Brisbane’s startup ecosystem

This article was written in cooperation with QUT bluebox in preparation of Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that ranked Brisbane in spot 87 out of 1,000 cities.

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Located in the northeast of Australia, the state of Queensland is building a startup ecosystem that soon could resemble the one in Sydney and Melbourne. In recent years, a large amount of resources and effort has gone into activating and building the ecosystem. As a result, the region, especially the state capital, Brisbane, is now seeing a lot more activity. Dozens of new accelerators, co-working spaces, and investors are providing strong support for entrepreneurs.  

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Queensland: An Emerging Global Startup Hub

StartupBlink has launched the Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that now ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is available for download here.

Queensland, the second-largest and third-most populous state in Australia, has seen a huge surge of startup activity over the past 5 years. This was not an accident, rather a well-orchestrated effort with massive funding from the government to turn Queensland into a global startup hub. Queensland has to offer all the vital building blocks for a thriving startup ecosystem.

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Wellington Startup Ecosystem

Wellington's Startup Ecosystem Report

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Introduction to Wellington’s Startup Ecosystem

For a small city of only 200,000 inhabitants, Wellington certainly has a vibrant startup scene, one that has grown from strength to strength in the last decade. The southernmost capital city is nestled amongst steep hills and deep valleys and the region enjoys almost 500 kilometers of rugged and beautiful coastline. The landscape is a stunning legacy of the city’s location at the nexus of earthquake faults that bound the Asia-Pacific region. In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Wellington is ranked 403rd globally.

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Brisbane Startup Ecosystem

Brisbane Startup Ecosystem Report

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Introduction to the Brisbane startup ecosystem

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia. It is the 3rd largest city in Australia with a population of about 3.5 million. Brisbane is a city full of character; it was founded in the ancient homeland of the indigenous Jagera and Turrbal peoples and is one of the country’s oldest cities.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Brisbane is ranked 4th in Australia and  87th globally. Continue reading Brisbane Startup Ecosystem

Melbourne Startup Ecosystem

Melbourne Startup Ecosystem

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Melbourne is Australia’s capital city as well as business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state of Victoria. It has been ranked for the fifth consecutive year, as the world’s most livable city and is a city of stately 19th-century buildings and tree-lined boulevards with an energetically evolving startup ecosystem.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia and 35th globally.

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