In March 2013, over 50 members of Australia’s startup community – from tech CEOs to educators – got together to work out how we can ensure our country has a vibrant tech ecosystem.
The output of this forum with additional research conducted by PwC as the request of Google Australia led to The Startup Economy report.
This report, prepared by PwC, looks into the state of the Aussie tech sector, with a roadmap of how we can build a strong technology industry for the country.
The takeaway message: The Australian tech startup sector has the potential to contribute $109 billion or 4% of GDP and 540,000 jobs by 2033 with a concerted effort from entrepreneurs, educators, the government and corporate Australia.
It also says: Australia already has one of the most favourable environments for entrepreneurship. There is no better time to be an entrepreneur.
What a relief!
You can find the report at: http://www.digitalpulse.pwc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/PwC-Google-The-startup-economy-2013.pdf