Top 10 start-up incubators – Page 2 of 2 – StartupSmart

6. Seedcamp


Although it has a mission to “kick start” European ventures, Seedcamp has already attracted plenty of interest from Australian start-ups and told StartupSmart this week that it was keen on expanding to the Southern Hemisphere.


Backed by a raft of leading venture capitalists and mentors, Seedcamp is on the search for entrepreneurial talent after recently raising the equivalent of $2.6 million in funding.


7. Pollenizer


With a global team of more than 80 people and having helped more than 25 businesses rapidly grow, Pollenizer has become a key part of Australia’s start-up scene, despite being only three years old itself.


The Sydney-based incubator calls itself a “co-founder” of leading tech start-ups, helping the likes of Spreets, which was sold last year to Yahoo!7 for $40 million, onto bigger and better things.


8. Workspace Australia


A business centre in regional Australia may seem a world away from the cool kids of Silicon Valley, but the reality is that the Workspace Australia network has provided an invaluable springboard for many Australian small businesses.


With spaces in towns such as Bendigo, Castlemaine and Gisborne, the non-profit Workspace Australia  provides flexible, low-cost accommodation to start-ups, as well as handy add-ons such as business mentoring and events.


Not only that, Workspace Australia was named Business Incubator of the Year 2010 by Business Innovation and Incubation Australia.


9. Startup House


Australian entrepreneur Elias Bizannes is clearly keen on start-ups working together for the mutual good.


Not only did he create leading tech network Silicon Beach and SXSW Festival staple Startup Bus, Bizannes recently launched Startup House, which is tipped to become one of the largest co-working spaces in the US.


Budding entrepreneurs live with each other in a 36,000 square metre building in an incubator that is, according to Bizannes, like “YCombinator and American Idol in a blender”.


10. Nirimba Business Centre


Western Sydney is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, so it’s not surprising that one of the country’s leading business incubators is located there.


Created by the Blacktown Regional Economic and Employment Development (BREED), the Nirimba is a serviced office with added benefits – mentoring, seminars and money off services such as accounting and insurance.

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