About Startup Catalyst

Since 2014, Startup Catalyst has been assisting in the cultural transformation of the Australian economy to one that is fast paced, startup aware and 'global first'.

We achieve this through the immersion of future and current entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and investors in innovation, into high-paced startup-rich environments to help understand differences in our business cultures and to build networks and connections for trade.

Our tailored International Missions are delivered via visits to global tech hotspots in one of four formats:

Future Founders Mission

With two application intakes per year for new startups and entrepreneurs this Mission is sponsored by corporations, governments, investors & technology vendors to promote our Future tech Founders. Our judging panel shortlists and selects 20 winners per intake where we take them San Francisco’s Silicon Valley to meet with Accelerators, Incubators  & Investors.

Industry Specific Missions

Sponsored by corporations, governments and technology vendors to promote technology advancement for various industry verticals including:

  • AgTech
  • FinTech
  • MedTech

Female Leaders Mission

Sponsored by corporations, governments and technology vendors, our Female Leaders mission promotes the continued advancement of Female leaders across all Industry verticals.

Customised Missions

Including London Tech week each year, we deliver bespoke tailored Missions for corporations, government agencies, investors & technology vendors that are designed to suit their unique requirements. These can include visits to tech giants, high-growth startups, local investors, corporate innovators, accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces.

All Missions include comprehensive programs including site visits, private tours, guest speakers, events, dinners and social interactions, where we provide participants with deep insights and personal connections into new international markets.