While building and construction, hospitality, health and education all account for a big slab of that employment, there’s a growing band of entrepreneurs building new high-tech concepts including virtual reality, digital mapping, 3D cameras, wearable technology and software.
The Turnbull Government this week announced a grant of $500,000 to the University of Western Sydney to support its Launch Pad incubator program which is growing 30 digital technology start-ups on campuses in Werrington, Parramatta and Liverpool.
It was excellent visiting and meeting with start-up developers at the Werrington campus and see in action how the incubator program provides important support to budding entrepreneurs.
The incubator helps them take an idea or concept through to the stage where it was a viable business creating jobs of the future. The UWS Launch Pads really are Western Sydney’s answer to Silicon Valley, with an amazing range of high tech businesses coming through over the past four years.
The Turnbull government is proud to support the program so it can continue to provide access to mentors, entrepreneur training, professional services, collaborative workspaces, tech support and an expansive university and partner network to help get business ideas off the ground and into international markets.