Whilst the current iteration won't look like the finished StartRail map, it represents a starting point for conversations locally, noting the following issues that emerged during the mapping process:
- Where do local startups go when seeking incubation + acceleration advice or support? Who are their local Mentor network? With nothing visible, its easy for young entrepreneurs to go elsewhere, rather than create their own local story;
- How can bridges be built with larger regional centres North and South of the coast when wanting to raise capital for growth? To what extent are the Sydney VC's focussed solely on Sydney?;
- Where is the local equivalent of USyd Incubate, that acts as a bridge between University and StartUp phase for graduates?