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RNA Research and Pilot Manufacturing Facility

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to have this facility of research and
Manufacturing where jobs will be created
discoveries in RNA technology which
really affect the treatment of many
human diseases going forward it's a very
exciting time for the University we're
bringing research and Innovation
together with translation clinical
trials and commercialization I think is
probably first of its kind certainly in
Australia if not the globe

Quantum Breakfast Panel Highlights

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Quantum means operating at the quantum
limit and in the future if you're not
operating at the quantum limit you won't
be competitive so it's important to be
engaged in Quantum so you stay at the
Forefront of where technology has to go
New South Wales is one of the most
wonderful places for doing Quantum
Computing and Quantum technology
anywhere in the world right here in
Sydney we have over 100 experts people
with PhD doing Quantum Computing Quantum
information on Quantum sensing all of
the research is World leading that comes
out of Australia and being part of
panels like this is is great for us in
the UK to really show what we're doing
but also to to sit with amazing people
like Dana and be part of this this
industry and ecosystem

Sydney Sartup Hub 5th Birthday Highlights

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super excited to be here tonight to
celebrate the Sydney startup hub's fifth
birthday it has been one heck of a
journey but something I'm so proud to be
on since day dot when we open our doors
in 2018. the Sydney startup Hub is
helping to bring Founders here to New
South Wales to start up their businesses
and create a great ecosystem since 2018
1800 businesses have walked through
these doors
over the five years including through
covert we've held more than a thousand
events they've been attended by more
than 50 000 people the companies here
have employed 6 000 new jobs and they've
raised almost a billion dollars worth of
capital we needed a home base for
ourselves and a few people that we knew
recommended the Sydney startup Hub have
a look at the different spaces and
decide what's right from you and then
suddenly you'll realize that you're
accelerating your ideation you build
your connectivity your Partnerships and
that's before you even start raising
capital
in terms of startup for Tech in
Australia it's Sydney genuinely the
attitude the mindset here is really
supportive this really is a place for
Tech startups there's no better place to
start a business in Sydney then right
here in the Sydney startup hub

Investment NSW Why NSW

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New South Wales is Australia's biggest
state the engine room of growth and
Innovation its capital is Sydney the
nation's Global City Gateway for
international arrivals and Australia's
one trillion dollar stock of inbound
foreign direct investment including 58
of total Venture Capital New South Wales
generates a third of Australia's GDP
making its economy the nation's largest
and larger than those of Denmark Israel
Malaysia Singapore or Hong Kong located
within Asian time zones New South Wales
is globally connected through expanding
airport infrastructure and major deep
water ports including Sydney's famous
Harbor and the largest bulk handling
facility on Australia's East Coast Port
of Newcastle with a population of 8
million almost a third born overseas New
South Wales is one of the world's best
educated and most diverse communities
over 200 languages are spoken if it were
History New South Wales would rank
fourth in the world for workers with
tertiary qualifications Australia is
ranked equal first in the world for
technology Readiness and New South Wales
is home to its largest pool of qualified
ICT workers New South Wales ranks fifth
globally for overall investment in
research and development over 600
multinationals choose to base their
Regional headquarters in Sydney
the 11th most livable city in the world
further afield the state's regions offer
a wealth of talent and resources
New South Wales ranks third behind only
California and Singapore for its number
of startup Founders we aim to become
Australia's first two trillion dollar
economy after 2040. investment New South
Wales is working with business to create
new opportunities in its priority
sectors
find out more about the opportunities
New South Wales can create for you

Investment NSW Medtech

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with top research institutions and
fast-growing medical and pharmaceutical
Industries New South Wales is leading
the way to a healthier future for
everyone
during the covid-19 pandemic Australia's
world-class Health Care system and Swift
protective measures outperformed
comparative countries
strong public investment high standards
and advanced expertise underpin
Australia's thriving medical
Technologies and pharmaceutical sector
valued at over 5 billion dollars before
the pandemic
New South Wales Australia's largest
state economy is the center of that
industry home to Leading Australian and
global companies a highly educated
Workforce and established Supply chains
make New South Wales an ideal location
for the development of new treatments
and medical devices
top-ranked universities hospitals and
research institutes collaborate across
multiple dedicated Health precincts
the New South Wales government is
targeting investment to grow this
important industry across key priority
sectors including medical devices
biotechnology clinical trials Gene and
cell Technologies and digital health
New South Wales has a number of Health
precincts with significant government
capital investment and dispersed across
greater Sydney including Westmead
camperdown randwick and Liverpool these
offer economic and productivity
advantage to businesses and investors
the New South Wales government offers a
range of incentives to support RNA and
mRNA research and Manufacturing making
it the perfect place to invest in this
exciting growth sector
find out more about the opportunities we
can work with you to create

Investment NSW Cleantech

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with an ambitious Target to halve
emissions by 2030 and Achieve Net Zero
by 2050. New South Wales is leading the
race to Net Zero
as Australia's economic engine a bold
plan has been developed to encourage
investment in cleantech decarbonization
and the Net Zero economy
The Net Zero plan together with the
electricity infrastructure roadmap will
result in more than 9 000 jobs and up to
37 billion dollars in investment
opportunities
New South Wales is focused on nine Net
Zero investment sectors
our new hydrogen strategy provides an
industry framework and three billion
dollars of incentives
we are well positioned to develop a
whole of value chain battery ecosystem
Sydney is forging ahead as a leading
sustainable Finance Hub ideally
positioned for the decarbonisation
funding challenge
through the electricity infrastructure
roadmap we are set to position the state
as a renewable energy Global superpower
our electric vehicle strategy will help
make New South Wales the easiest place
to buy and use an EV in Australia
we are transitioning to a circular
economy to minimize waste and use and
reuse resources efficiently
modernizing our manufacturing industry
with investment and incentives for
cleaner technology and processes
our NetZero buildings initiative commits
4.8 million dollars to further transform
the state's built environment
we have invested over 29 million dollars
in the primary industry's climate change
research strategy
research institutions tackling
environmental challenges
this all helps make New South Wales the
best place on Earth to invest in this
rapidly emerging industry
find out more about the opportunities
New South Wales can create for you

Investment NSW Agrifoods

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in New South Wales a diverse geography
and climate supports broad-based
agriculture food and beverage production
our natural environments and modern
production standards yield high quality
premium products known globally for
their flavor safety and nutrition
New South Wales is Australia's largest
consumer Market home to a skilled
Workforce Advanced infrastructure and
world-leading technology and innovation
food and beverage manufacturing employs
over 63 000 people in the state
New South Wales is also a major
Commodities producer 81 of its land mass
is devoted to agriculture
a proven leader in food safety
regulation and Innovation New South
Wales hosts strong r d capability across
industry government universities and
research Institutes
established Freight and Logistics
networks are supported by highly
developed transport infrastructure to
capitalize upon proximity to Major
offshore markets
New South Wales offers a business
friendly environment backed by strong
institutional support across precincts
food safety
industrial and agricultural production
Innovation and r d
Workforce Development and skills
circular economy
advocacy
business programs and incentives
find out more about the opportunities
New South Wales can create for you

Meet the founders - Xylo Systems

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Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi, I'm Michelle Long, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Investment NSW and we’re here today with Camille Goldstone Henry. Not only are you a female founder, you’re an Indigenous female founder. Tell me about your journey to being an entrepreneur.

Camille Goldstone Henry, Xylo Systems I’m the CEO and co-founder of a biodiversity tech startup, Xylo systems. I am a wildlife conservation scientist and I'm a descendant of the Kamilaroi people. Working as a wildlife conservation scientist here in Australia and around the world I saw a lot of inefficiencies. We're currently losing biodiversity at unprecedented rates, so we need new tools and new ways of thinking to tackle the extinction crisis.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Tell me why the Sydney Startup Hub?

Camille Goldstone Henry, Xylo Systems For the community that's around here and the resources that are available to us. They have opened doors that we wouldn't have otherwise accessed to.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How big is your company now?

Camille Goldstone Henry, Xylo Systems We're a team of two - my co-founder and I. My co-founder, Jada Anderson is our Chief Product Officer, but we are looking to expand our team.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Did you hear that? They're looking for employees!

Camille Goldstone Henry, Xylo Systems Growing up as an Indigenous woman I didn't have a lot of role models in the tech or entrepreneur or innovation space that I could look up to and say you know she looks like me I can do that as well. So, I'm really hoping to be that for other Indigenous women and First Nations people in general.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Camille, thank you so much for your time and thank you for talking to me today.

Camille Goldstone Henry, Xylo Systems Thank you for having me.

Meet the founders - Paytron

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Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi, I'm Michelle Long and I’m from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems team within Investment NSW and I’m here today with the team from Paytron. Jaco and Francois, what is Paytron and what problem are you solving?

Francois Henrion, Paytron It’s a treasury management platform for small, medium and large businesses. It’s how cash flows and all the various touchpoints of cash flows within your business. It streamlines it and creates a whole amount of efficiencies for the SMES. It’s effectively one place to pay your domestic suppliers, your international suppliers and your staff.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How long have you been around for?

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron It’s been just over 18 months. We started with three people and now we are up to 30 people.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Are you really? Are you that big in 18 months?

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron The whole thing actually started in this building.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Did you two know each other before you came into the building?

Francois Henrion, Paytron We met just on the corner, outside the building.

 Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW oh really!

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron If you’re walking into a new environment and you're starting something, who are the best people to ask and say what are the things I shouldn't do, what are the things I should do? It’s startup people like startup founders

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Those that are a few steps ahead of you that actually pay it forward or pay it back.

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron That's right and we've found a massive benefit from that where we've outperformed our competitors.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Go NSW!

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron Oh we are big fans. People outside NSW, outside Australia they normally are astounded. They actually go like “geez you've got a great government. You’ve got a really great thing going there”.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW What's on the horizon for you guys over the next six months?

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron We're launching in the UK, and again with the help of Investment NSW and Austrade.

Francois Henrion, Paytron The UK fintech bridge that has been created between Australia and the UK just means we'll get up and running there much sooner.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Thank you for your time.

Francois Henrion, Paytron Thanks very much.

Jaco Veldsman, Paytron Appreciate your time.

Meet the founders - PropHero

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Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi everyone, I’m Carol and I’m part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems team, part of Investment NSW. I’m here today at the Sydney Startup Hub with one of our amazing founders, Pablo who’s the co-founder of PropHero. Tell us a little bit about PropHero.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero So at PropHero we are digitising the property investment journey. So, our vision is why can you buy Amazon shares from your phone, but you can't buy property anywhere in the world.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW That's quite an ambitious problem to be solving and a good market to be doing it in.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero We are very data backed like that's where Michael, my business partner, comes from. He has a double degree mathematician, like super bright guy. I strongly believe that ideas are worth 10, 15%.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Anyone can have an idea.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Yes, it's just how you execute it and I think that's where both Michael and I have excelled on bringing the best talent to the team. We recently celebrated our first-year anniversary here.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Congratulations and you've been at the Sydney Startup Hub since the beginning.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Since the beginning, yes.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Have you received any kind of government assistance?

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Yes, we got the MVP grant which was great. It really helps a lot, especially with the tech resources being so expensive. It definitely helps a lot. You get also from the community, like if you're missing on something you will share or they will say “hey have you applied for this?”, then you investigate a bit more.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Tell us a little bit about some accolades you've recently won.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Yes, we won the Prop Tech Startup of the Year.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Congratulations!

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Yes, helps us building a lot of trust for our clients.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW We look forward to looking at where PropHero is in 12 months’ time.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Thank you very much. Just one last piece of advice, I mean it's a tough journey as I mentioned before. Like you have to be ready and committed to not have a vacation or being paid nothing. There's a lot to it but I mean it fulfills you a lot.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW That’s great, thank you very much.

Pablo Gil Brusola, PropHero Awesome, thank you.

Meet the founders - Helio

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Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi, I'm Michelle Long. I’m the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems within Investment NSW and I’m here today talking to Peter and Laura from Helio. Tell me a little bit about your business and what problem you’re solving.

Laura Hall, Helio Helio is an advertising marketplace making the complex process of booking ad space easy. Whether it be on a billboard, a bus, in a newspaper, they can come to Helio and find everything they need in minutes. We launched in February last year.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW So you launched in the middle of a pandemic?

Laura Hall, Helio We sure did.

Peter Hall, Helio We started downstairs in the Startup Hub for the desk space and the resources there and then we graduated to our residency in Stone and Chalk.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Do you have any aspirations to say move or relocate to Tech Central Scaleup Hub at some point?

Laura Hall, Helio Absolutely.

Peter Hall, Helio The Scaleup is going to be the next point alongside our growth. The facilities there are looking fantastic. In 2019 we successfully applied for an MVP Grant. It allowed us to, alongside bootstrapping, to get us to a point in our product that we could validate it and get our first customers.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment Laura, it would be really remiss of me not to ask you about your journey as a as a female co-founder.

Laura Hall, Helio It was really important for me to make sure that I got out into the community, and I networked as much as I could in those early years. I got involved in programs like Tech Ready Women where I was able to do their online program. I’ve really been very grateful for the level of support that's been out there to help, not just myself, but the business as well.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment Well thanks guys so much for coming and spending some time with me this morning. I think Helio is a watch this space.

Peter Hall, Helio Thank you very much.

Laura Hall, Helio Thank you so much.

Meet the founders - BookPhysio

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Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi, I'm Michelle Long, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems within Investment NSW and today I have with me Matt and Scott from BookPhysio. So, hi guys, thank you for your time today. Tell me what is BookPhysio?

Matthew Gregory, BookPhysio We hope it's in the name. We're a physiotherapy booking site. There's a big challenge for patients that are you know injured or and they're needing an appointment and we're trying to sort of answer that problem by displaying availabilities on a map so they can quickly see what's available nearby.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Are you just based in NSW?

Matthew Gregory, BookPhysio Nationally based so we're building up the network at the moment.

Scott Gentle, BookPhysio The reason we started was sort of pandemic related. So, I'm a physio and I called Matt and we had a chat about what I could do to enhance my own digital presence. So, how to get more patients in the door without utilising receptionists, phones, all that sort of stuff and it kind of sparked an idea in his head.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How long have you’ve been a member of Fishburners?

Matthew Gregory, BookPhysio Well I've been here in a previous business, so I've been here for about three years now.

Scott Gentle, BookPhysio For me not working in this sort of environment at all was really helpful for me to just sort of see what that ecosystem looks like, get support.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Have you guys received any NSW Government grants?

Scott Gentle, BookPhysio We were successful in getting the MVP grant about 12 months ago.

Matthew Gregory, BookPhysio So there was support around it, wasn't just a form to fill out. You know if the NSW Government's prepared to sort of back us in a middle of a crisis, for us it made us feel like you know we're on the right trajectory.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW What does the next six months look like for you guys?

Matthew Gregory, BookPhysio Just trying to like make sure that we hit that critical mass so that no matter where you are in Australia if you need a physiotherapist there's one nearby.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Well guys thank you so much for coming and talking to me today and we're going to follow your journey.

Scott Gentle, BookPhysio Appreciate it.

Matthew Gregory, BookPhysio bookphysio.com.

Meet the founders - Coredo

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Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi everyone, I’m Carol and I’m part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems team which is a part of Investment NSW. I’m here today at the Sydney Startup Hub today talking to one of our talented Founders who makes up our community. Say hello to Joona. Joona, you’re’ the founder of Coredo – tell us a bit about your startup Journey.

Joona Puhakka, Coredo We're a software development Agency company so we're really solving the problem of building all this digital space and world that we live in and we're helping founders to do it better.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How long have you been based here at the Sydney Startup Hub?

Joona Puhakka, Coredo For past three months and I just moved to the country and now expanding our business here in Sydney.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How has the hub helped you kind of land and expand shall we say?

Joona Puhakka, Coredo Well I'd be sitting by myself somewhere in the corner so this is massive. To be honest entrepreneurs are kind of its own unique breed, so it's difficult to find people who go so passionately about something unknown and share experiences.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW What made you decide the Startup Hub opposed to any other co-working space?

Joona Puhakka, Coredo Well it's the whole approach to a community and I know every place is working on the community, but I'm actually getting help out here. Coredo is based out of Finland initially and we have similar concept in Helsinki, Finland, but it's not this good. You're doing better job and like I said I feel like I'm getting help.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW What are your goals for the next 12 months?

Joona Puhakka, Coredo I'm excited I think it's the city is big and full of possibilities. I want to grow fast so we want to hire more local people here.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW You've heard that - looking for talent.

Joona Puhakka, Coredo Looking for talent - I'm fighting for it like everyone else.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Thank you so much for sharing your story with us today and I hope you continue to find value in being a part of our Sydney Startup Hub.

Joona Puhakka, Coredo Thanks for having me.

Carol Friel, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Thanks so much.

Meet the founders - Vpply

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Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Hi, I'm Michelle Long. I'm part of Investment NSW and I'm fortunate enough to be heading up the
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems team, and today I'm here with Tom Lyczynski from a Vpply. Tom, thank you for spending time with me.

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply Great, glad to be here.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Tell us, what is Vpply and what problem are you solving.

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply Sure. It's a job board. I guess the problem we're trying to solve is to streamline the application process and simplify for job seekers by using video technology and also shortening the time to hire for our clients. The first step of the application is video. We're actually treating the person - who are you, tell your story, tell me a bit about yourself - before we see your CV and cover letter, so we're just flipping the order around. It's been going really well, and we've got 50,000 jobs on the site at the moment.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How long have you been a member with Fishburners?

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply I joined around October 2020.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW In the middle of a pandemic!

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply Why not, right?

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How has it helped you and your business?

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply Partnerships. Collaboration. I didn't think it would be such a community where everyone shares ideas. I think you spoke to Matt and Scott and I see them daily and we talk about possibly collaborating in the future. Any conversation you have with a startup could lead to a great partnership. Just be bold and have a chat.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW What is on the horizon for Vpply?

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply We're hiring some really, really good people.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How many people do you have in the business?

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply We've got 10 at the moment.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW That's great!

Tom Lyczynski, Vpply We’re also launching in other markets and we've got a soft launch in Jakarta this week.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Best of luck for the next six months. Watch this space

Meet the founders - Vertex Cyber Security

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Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW My name is Michelle Long and I’m the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems within Investment NSW and I’m here today with Martin Boyd. Martin, tell us about the startup you have here at Sydney Startup Hub.

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security So the startup we have is around cyber security. My background is doing cyber security for a big bank and realised that I wanted to help lots of other companies with their cyber security and so we started Vertex.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Great, have you ever looked back?

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security No. No never.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Leaving a big bank, starting your own startup and setting up shop here at the Sydney Startup Hub.

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security Oh look, you always do look back. You can't help but compare to the past, but I think at the end of the day you move on for reasons and those reasons don't change moving forward.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW How long have you been here at the Sydney Startup Hub?

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security For about four years now.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Since we opened!

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security Yeah since you opened, yes correct.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW And have you have you ever received a NSW Government grant?

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security Yes, so we received the Going Global for USA and that was really awesome. You know the Australian government behind you helping you to grow into other areas.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW And how would you rank that grant out of 10?

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security I'd rank it nine.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW I'll take that.

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security Mandatory to be honest for any business that's actually growing and wanting to grow.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Do you have any aspirations to move to the Tech Central Scaleup Hub?

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security So cool news is we just signed yesterday to be part of the Scaleup Hub.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Well done! What are you forecasting for the next 12 months for your company?

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security Look, with Tech Central I think that'll be great. It'll give us another place for us to grow. I mean we've consistently grown each year and I think the next year is going to be no different to that.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW Well it's been so lovely to talk to you. As much as we’ll be sad to see you leave the Sydney startup Hub, we look forward to seeing you up there.

Martin Boyd, Vertex Cyber Security Thanks so much. My pleasure, I appreciate it.

Michelle Long, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems, Investment NSW That’s a wrap.