Grants aim to help female tech leaders

May 7, 2018 by  

An initiative to support and nurture female tech leaders from Alexandria and throughout the City of Sydney has been launched.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that through the introduction of cash grants for local organisations, initiatives to enable tech startups to access industry experts, information and investors can be delivered. He said:

“To attract the best global talent, we are focussed on creating an environment that helps innovative businesses to thrive.

“In particular, we are focused on helping forge the female entrepreneurs of tomorrow by ensuring they have access to entrepreneurship support, business skills and investment opportunities.”

As part of the initiative, a grant of $25,000 will go to Tech Ready Women’s ‘From idea to startup’ programme, which involves a three-event series that will provide access to mentors and experts for a minimum of 450 women.

The city’s tech startup community will also benefit from a $40,000 grant allocated to the not-for-profit group of TechSydney, which will use the funds to develop and establish a website for tech startups to use as an information hub and central resource.

TechSydney Director Bede Moore believes the grants will help fast-track local startup businesses and boost their ability to take their business cards and skills to the world.

The three projects to be supported from the latest grants are set to take place in early 2019.