Slingshot and UoN have announced the launch of the Icon Accelerator Program, which will look to support startups working within NSW’s Hunter region.
The Studio will focus on supporting startups in the new media and creative technology sector with the biggest grant of the round, receiving $500,000.
The University of Newcastle’s inaugural Hunter Innovation Festival will showcase regional startup success stories and discuss women in tech.
It will be free for students to take courses through the new OpenLearning platform; they’re given the choice to pay if they want to receive a recognised qualification.
With discussion on the Australian startup and tech landscape often focused on activity in the major cities, the Federal Government has this week spent some time looking at spurring and supporting growth in regional areas, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launching Regional Development Australia’s new Smart Specialisation Strategy for the NSW Hunter region in Canberra on Wednesday.