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San Francisco Cyber Security Program

25 July 2017

If you are an Australian cyber security startup or scaleup targeting the US market, you will be interested in a special program at the San Francisco Landing Pad.

Austrade is pleased to partner with the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) to deliver a tailored program for cyber security companies at the San Francisco Landing Pad. The program commences 29 January, 2018 and concludes following the RSA Conference in April 2018. Places are strictly limited and subject to a competitive application process.

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ABC Radio National, Saturday Extra: Australian startups in Singapore

1 July 2017 | In the news

The Australian government's commitment to innovation has extended to five government funded Landing Pads around the world where Australian startups reside for three months to expand their ideas and establish contacts.

The Singapore Landing Pad opened in March this year. On a recent trip to Singapore, Geraldine Doogue visited the site and spoke to some of the brains behind the ideas.

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Education technology startups visit the San Francisco Landing Pad

10 May 2017 | In the News

On Friday 5 May, the San Francisco Landing Pad had the pleasure of hosting five edtech companies from EduGrowth’s flagship accelerator program. EduGrowth is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting innovation in the education sector across Australia. The new accelerator program provides startups with a resource package including investment, mentorship, and office space.

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Australian Landing Pads at Myriad 

29-31 March 2017 | Event

Heading to Myriad? Find out how Australian Landing Pads can help you take your startup global. Visit the Australian Landing Pads stand, G River Level, Visy Foyer - Near Speakeasy Stage, 29-31 March, Brisbane Powerhouse.

Book a Virtual Office Hours appointment with Austrade’s Landing Pad Managers in Berlin, San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai or Tel Aviv.  Hear from Aussie startups who have accessed the Landing Pads to take their business global and find out how 90 days in Tel Aviv can prime your go global strategy from SOSA's Ben Strugo. 

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Foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop launches Singapore landing pad for Aussie startups

14 March 2017 | In the News | Startup Smart

Foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop has officially launched the federal government’s landing pad for Australian startups in Singapore this week.  “The initiative assists Australian startups in cutting edge industries, including services, to build new export market opportunities,” Bishop says.

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Landing Pad launched in Singapore (Ministerial)

13 Mar 2016 | Media Release

Today we launch Australia’s Landing Pad in Singapore with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran. Australia and Singapore recognise the importance of innovation to modern and dynamic economies, and this is a key pillar of our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The Landing Pad is a concrete example of our commitment.

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Australia launches Landing Pad in Singapore, offers Aussie startups network into ASEAN 

13 March 2017 | In the News | e27

“Besides increasing entrepreneurial activity and venture funding, another essential factor for innovation is the free flow and exchange of information and ideas between individuals, companies, institutions and countries,” said Mr S Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry in a speech.

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How to make the most of the San Francisco Landing Pad experience 

27 February 2017 | In the News | Startup Daily

"It’s the dream of many tech founders to spend some time in Silicon Valley, and a few months ago my startup, RefLIVE, was offered a place in the Austrade Landing Pad in San Francisco."  Simon Murphy CEO and Founder of Melbourne startup RefLive shares insights from his time at the Australian Landing Pad in San Francisco. 

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San Francisco Landing Pad hosts 'Mentor Roulette'

16 January 2017 | Latest News

Austrade's San Francisco Landing Pad partnered with the Aussie Founders Network, Startmate, muru-D, River City Labs and Salesforce to host a "Mentor Roulette'.

This event, which is the first of its kind under the Landing Pads initiative, provided participants with access to industry leaders, other startup founders, investors and entrepreneurs.

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Fifth Landing Pad finds a home (Ministerial)

16 Nov 2016 | Media Release

Berlin's Betahaus will be the home of Australia's fifth Landing Pad – a place for Aussie entrepreneurs to launch their startup to the world. With this final Landing Pad established, Australian startups now have the opportunity to access investment capital, networks, mentors and ideas in five key locations across the globe, from San Francisco to Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv and now Berlin.

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Meet the Landing Pads team

19 Oct 2016 | Latest News

Austrade's specialists on the innovation ecosystems in San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Shanghai, will be visiting Australia in the coming weeks. The team will be attending and speaking at a number of events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Come along and find out more about the opportunities for Australian startups in these markets and how the Landing Pads program can help you take your business global. 

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Australia's Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Singapore (Ministerial)

13 Oct 2016 | Media Release

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, today announced an update to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) and the establishment of Austrade's Landing Pad in Singapore at BASH (Build Amazing Startups Here) - Singapore's largest integrated startup space.

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Austrade and NSW Government fintech and cyber cohort to Tel Aviv

07 Oct 2016 | Latest News

From 19-28 September, the Tel Aviv Landing Pad held an intensive ten-day fintech and cyber bootcamp for 14 participants from eight NSW-based startups.

'The Landing Pad delegation to Tel Aviv was the single most important event for our company to date.'
– Matteo Grand, Director, Manner

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Co-working space XNode announced as location of Shanghai Landing Pad

06 Sept 2016 | Latest News

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has officially opened the Australian Government's Landing Pad at co-working space XNode in Shanghai.

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Ideas bloom: first Australian startups land in San Francisco (Austrade) 

29 Aug 2016 | Media Release

Australia’s first Landing Pad for startups and entrepreneurs has opened for business with the arrival of the inaugural group of Aussie innovators in San Francisco.

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Innovators to land in Berlin (Ministerial)

27 Apr 2016 | Media Release

Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne, today announced the Australian Government will open a landing pad in Berlin for Australian startups.

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Prime Minister Turnbull launches Shanghai Landing Pad

14 Apr 2016 | Transcript

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the Shanghai Landing Pad as part of Australia Week in China.

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Invitation to Australian community in San Francisco 

01 April 2016 | Invitation

Please join us at RocketSpace on April 11th for this important meeting where we will brief you on the aims of the Landing Pad initiative and listen to what you have to say about innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Australian Government looks to Shanghai for next landing pad (Ministerial)

26 Feb 2016 | Media Release

The Australian Government intends to establish a landing pad in Shanghai, China's largest and most cosmopolitan city, to help our innovators access talent and opportunities globally.

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Aussie start-ups touch down in San Francisco (Ministerial)

19 Feb 2016 | Media Release

Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo, Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, and Special Envoy for Trade, Andrew Robb, today officially launched the Australian Government's first Landing pad.

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