Boost for start-up busi­ness in­cu­ba­tors

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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

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