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nbn joins Startup Shakeup as a Foundation Partner

Media Release

Startup Shakeup, the innovation network in North East Victoria, is pleased to announce a new partnership with nbn to help local entrepreneurs and businesses solve problems in innovative ways.

“This partnership with nbn supports our work building the capacity of startups and small businesses to take advantage of the increasing opportunities in the online space. We thank nbn for their support, and we are looking forward to co-designing programs that meet the needs of businesses in our region.” said Ilena Young, acting CEO of Startup Shakeup.

To celebrate the partnership, Startup Shakeup and nbn  are hosting an Online Masterclass on November 23rd, to assist businesses to have a greater understanding about technology infrastructure and to create their own Digital Roadmap. 

“The events of COVID highlighted the importance of the nbn™  network, with businesses now more aware that they need to digitally diversify to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. We look forward to working with Startup Shakeup to increase the digital capability of businesses in the region,” said Emily Peel, Head of nbn Local for Victoria and Tasmania .

The funding partnership will allow the nbn to continue to strengthen their commitment to support businesses in North East Victoria. The partnership comes following additional nbn Businesses Fibre Zones becoming available in Tatura, Benalla and Yarrawonga, bringing the total in the region to seven (Wodonga, Wangaratta, Echuca, Shepparton were announced in September 2020). Businesses Fibre Zones provide businesses with the opportunity to access business nbn™ Enterprise Ethernet at reduced wholesale prices, to support their digital requirements.

Startup Shakeup is a community for innovators in North East Victoria, offering events, masterclasses, educational resources and access to a regional skills network of business expertise.  Since it was founded in 2018, Startup Shakeup has worked with over 150 start-ups, who in 2020 had a projected turnover of almost $1 million and employed 50 staff.

Event Details:
Startup Shakeup Masterclass – Creating Your Digital Roadmap
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
1pm till 2.30pm via Zoom
$15 per ticket. Use discount code ‘SUSUNETWORK’ for $5 off your ticket
Register here: https://bit.ly/DigitalRoadmapMasterclass 

For interviews about the new Startup Shakeup board contact:

Jessica Bolch, Startup Shakeup Comms & Program Facilitator
0467 999 901 | jessica@startupshakeup.co