Does Australia have what it takes to create the next Facebook?
Australia might not be top of mind as a hot spot for digital innovation but with Aussie companies like Kaggle, Atlassian and 99Dresses making a dent in the digital universe it’s only a matter of time before the next Facebook comes from downunder. To shine some light on this question Australian startup Floq has today released the first interactive map of tech startups down under.
Floq, which has been touted as the most beautiful and easy to use survey app on the market, created the map to help Australian tech startups get a clearer picture of the ecosystem down under, and the strengths & weaknesses of different locations.
The Startup Nation map, which can be found at – www.floqapp.com/startupnation – shows more than 150 startups across the country and across categories from digital marketplaces and ecommerce websites to social apps and mobile games. It was compiled with results collected from a survey that aimed to find out how important physical communities are in supporting startups and entrepreneurship. Startups, venture capitalists and founders of co-working spaces and incubators filled out the survey.
Floq founder Jonah Cacioppe said the survey was designed to see how supportive startups found the Australian ecosystem, and to test if the long held view that areas with more supportive ecosystems have a higher success rate for startups.
“We want to check two things: one, what folks think about the level of support their city, family & … Continue reading