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Techstars increases our global footprint with our first Asia-Pacific based accelerator in Australia – Techstars Adelaide

Techstars Adelaide will support early-stage companies advancing applications in Internet of things (IoT), big data, sensors and robotics, with potential to develop and commercialize technologies related to the defense and security sectors.  

Defense research has driven some of the most transformative consumer innovation the world has seen, from the internet and GPS to superglue and digital photography.

Located in Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, the program will connect 10 startups from all over the world to an established Techstars network of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors and corporate partners including seven of the world’s best companies: BAE, Thales, Austal, SAAB, ASC, Rheinmetall and DCNS.

Companies selected for the program will gain access to some of the most advanced technologies and advanced research through our partners. They will also collaborate with accomplished leaders working to advance the capabilities of a host of technologies being developed by the defense and security industries.

Adelaide is poised to become a global center of excellence for the defense sector with over $100 billion worth of major industry projects in the pipeline. Recent investment in innovation in South Australia includes a $230 million Center for Defense Industry Capability backed by the Australian Federal Government.

Applications for Techstars Adelaide are open. The program will run beginning in July 2017. Apply today.

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Greg Rogers
Greg is a Partner with Techstars Ventures, the venture capital arm of Techstars. Previously, Greg was Executive Director at Techstars and head of all Techstars accelerator programs in Europe, Africa, and Middle East. Greg joined Techstars in 2014 to launch and serve as Managing Director for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars investing in 20 companies over two years, after which he focused on expanding the Barclays partnership and our fintech accelerators to New York, Cape Town, and Tel Aviv.