History

The StartUp initiative has been piloted and successfully rolled out across a growing number of countries; leaders being the US, Canada, Chile, Britain and Malaysia.  Both Barack Obama and David Cameron have championed the initiative in their respective countries.

In all, 44 nations now run national campaigns under the “StartUp” banner. As a group we are known as the “StartUp Nations”. Under the leadership of the Kaufmann Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Network, the StartUp Nations meet bi-annually at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (March) and the StartUp Nations Summit (November) to share information and ideas and strengthen our collaboration.

As StartUp Nations, we are united in striving to raise the voice of entrepreneurship by running country-based grass roots programs that serve to strengthen our local economies.

The Start Up Australia movement was established in November 2012. It was formally launched in July 2014..