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Funding to give Aussie start-ups global connections

13 December 2019

The Morrison Government is helping new businesses set their sights on global expansion with $350,000 in funding to a start-up generator.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Antler Australia selects individuals from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills to find technology solutions and build businesses to enter global markets.

“By funding incubators like Antler Australia, we can provide entrepreneurs and their start-up businesses with the environment they need to create jobs and grow, both at home and internationally,” Minister Andrews said.

“The Sydney based organisation is part of Antler Global, a worldwide start-up generator. This means from the get-go Australian start-ups have access to networking opportunities in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, North America and Africa, which will have positive flow on effects for local job creation and economic growth.

“The Government is committed to supporting businesses of all sizes to reach their potential. Antler’s work plays an important role in bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to build strong teams and sustainable businesses.”

The Incubator Support initiative is an element of the Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme. Since 2016, the initiative has provided $22.2 million in funding to new and existing incubators, which have in turn supported more than 1100 Australian start-ups.

Antler Australia supports many innovative digital start-ups, and incubators like this will help achieve the Morrison Government’s goal for Australia to be a leading digital economy by 2030.

For more information on the Incubator Support grant recipients go to www.business.gov.au/incubator-recipients

For more information on how to apply for an Incubator Support grant, go to www.business.gov.au/assistance/incubator-support

Media contact: Minister Andrews' office 02 6277 7070