NSW Government has continued to support regional business and innovation, and was a fantastic fit as a founding partner for the Upstairs Startup Hub in Bathurst through the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Providing financial resources and mentorship to the management team, their contribution is helping to ensure the wider network of startups and government initiatives is being fully capitalised.
Bathurst Regional Council is recognised as one of the most forward-thinking councils in NSW. Their support of Upstairs reaches beyond their financial contribution, but also provides the Hub with additional exposure throughout the community. The Economic Development branch of Council is also a substantial resource for Upstairs entrepreneurs' development across a range of areas. Working towards becoming a Smart City with initiatives such as free CBD wi-fi and electric car charging stations to name a few, their spirit was a natural fit as a founder.
Charles Sturt University’s resources include connections with programs, mentors, events, access to a creative student population and connectivity to three CSU incubators: CenWest Innovate, the AgriTech Incubator and Walan Mayinygu. As a resource, having CSU involved in Upstairs provides a significant amount of skills, research and training available to entrepreneurs. CSU is not only committed to innovation and entrepreneurialism, but also to the improvement of the communities within which they operate.
A leader in innovation within the banking world, Reliance already provides Bathurst with Australia's first Experiential Technology Hub, Gunthers Lane. They have continued their support for businesses in Bathurst and the Central West community by being a founder of Upstairs and continuing their commitment to the local community and their members.
Our startups are paired with expert mentors to help them navigate and grow their business.
A year from now, you'll look back and wish you started today. Launching your new business all begins with a conversation. So why not get in contact with us, see the space and meet the team. We're here to help and want to hear your idea!