Tech Ready Women and TechSydney awarded $80,000 in City of Sydney grants to foster city’s startup ecosystem

TechSydney and Tech Ready Women have shared in $80,000 in knowledge exchange grants from the City of Sydney aimed at helping the two organisations further develop the city’s startup community.

Tech Ready Women, a Sydney-based incubator looking to help women without a tech background bring their startup ideas to life, has received $25,000 to run a program called ‘From idea to startup’, a series of three events to help up to 450 women develop their business ideas by connecting them to experts and mentors.

Christie Whitehill, who founded the organisation last year, said, “We can provide access to world class mentors to help current and future female founders develop their startup idea and make connections within startup communities to enable them to create the businesses of the future.”

The grant follows Tech Ready Women earlier this month partnering with  tech-focused education provider Academy Xi to launch a $100,000 scholarship fund aimed at encouraging more women to develop and launch a startup.

The fund will be distributed over 12 months, giving successful applicants access to courses and workshops offered by Academy Xi and Tech Ready Women, with the organisations to work with applicants to develop a tailored program. Read more

Startup Daily – 23 Apr 2018