Startups and innovation

Parramatta's emerging startup ecosystem is built on the strength of our local talent, diverse community, and the success of our motivated startups.

Parramatta is well placed to see entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, supported by collaboration between business and government partners, and record investment in the City.

Read on to find out how you can connect and engage with hubs, co-working spaces and startups.

Emerging tech leaders: the rise of the Parramatta startup

Emerging tech leaders: the rise of the Parramatta startup

Watch now as representatives from City of Parramatta, Launch Pad, Grounded Space Parramatta and more come together to discuss how key players in the tech space are working together to foster collaboration and create a startup ecosystem in Parramatta. This panel was originally featured as part of Spark festival 2020.

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List of co-working spaces in Parramatta

Parramatta is home to a variety of co-working spaces. 

Whether you’re a small startup looking for office space or you need a break from working from home, co-working spaces can be an effective solution. Services include hot-desking, dedicated desks, private offices, virtual office services and meeting room hire.

Useful resources

Whether you've already launched or yet to break through, Parramatta is well-placed to support your startup. Here are just a few great resources to get started. 

NSW Government: support for startups

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NSW Government: support for startups

The NSW Government provides support for the state’s startups through grants and the NSW Startup Community.

Parramatta Launch Pad

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Parramatta Launch Pad

Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad is an incubator and co-working space supporting startups and hjgh-growth businesses in Parramatta and Western Sydney.

Australian Government: Entrepreneurs' Programme

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Australian Government: Entrepreneurs' Programme

The Australian Government’s program offers support and funding to startups, small businesses, and incubators through grants, research support, and connections to industry experts.

CSIRO Kick-Start

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CSIRO Kick-Start

Innovative startups and SMEs can access CSIRO’s funding support and research expertise to grow and develop their business.