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Startup Daily TV: Tech Central’s Annie Parker on Techstars launching in Sydney and her 2023 plans

- February 7, 2023 2 MIN READ
Annie Parker
Tech Central exec director Annie Parker
US accelerator and investment program Techstars is launching in Sydney this year as part of Tech Central.

Applications for the Techstars Tech Central Sydney Accelerator are now open, with a focus on seed and early-stage founders who are building businesses across AI, fintech, advanced manufacturing, cloud computing, robotics, cyber security, quantum computing, creative tech, and climate tech.

For details on the Techstars Accelerator Program and to apply, go to techstars.com/accelerators/tech-central-sydney-nsw. Applications close on April 5, with the accelerator kicking off in July.

Techstars has invested in more than 3,000 early-stage startups over its 16-year existence and those companies now have a combined market capitalisation of around US$100 billion. Its accelerator alumni include Chainalysis, ClassPass, SendGrid and Zipline.

NSW government-backed Tech Central spans several suburbs on the southern edge of Sydney’s CBD, including Redfern, Eveleigh, Newtown, Ultimo, and Chippendale.

It will provide up to 250,000 square metres of space for tech companies, including 50,000 square metres at affordable rates for startups and scale-ups. You can read more about it here.

The precinct includes Atlassian’s 40-storey, 180-metre timber skyscraper, currently under construction, and is also home to the Quantum Terminal startup hub in the historic Central Station building.

Tech Central executive director Annie Parker spoke to the Startup Daily show to explain how the Techstars program will work and what else is on the agenda for Tech Central in 2023.

Click below to watch the interview:

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