Boost for start-up business incubators
The Federal Government has announced more resources to support start-up business incubators in regional areas.
Four new regional facilitators — one of whom is based in WA and will be servicing regional areas here — have recently been added to the government’s incubator support program, according to an announcement made last week.
The regional specialists will provide country-based start-up hubs with advice on the program’s application process and help them develop networks both locally and further afield.
Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash said the extra support for regional applicants to reflected the importance of regional business development and growth.
“The additional support and advice these expert facilitators provide to incubators and startup hubs will help to foster successful start-ups in our regions,” she said. The $23 million incubator support program offers new and existing business start-up hubs and accelerators up to $500,000 in matched funding. Visit business.gov.au/assistance /entrepreneurs-programme.
The additional support and advice. . . will help to foster successful start-ups.” Michaelia Cash