Media Coverage

State's mission to send women to London
BUNDABERG women who have founded start-up businesses in regional Queensland will have the opportunity to travel to London. Read more. . .
Why Startup Catalyst is launching its first female-focused mission: “We want to showcase the best female entrepreneurs that we’ve got”
Female founders, investors, and members of the Australian startup ecosystem will get the chance to immerse themselves in the UK startup scene Read more. . .
Cairns startup whizzes bound for Google, Facebook and more on trip of a lifetime to Silicon Valley
TWO Cairns tech-whizzes are living it up at Google headquarters in America’s Silicon Valley after earning the trip of a lifetime. Read more. . .
Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

Queensland AgTech startups visit world’s best in Tel Aviv Read more. . .
Qld start-ups to visit Israel on trade mission
AgTech start-ups will participate in a Queensland trade mission to Israel, where they can learn from some of the leading start-up companies in the agricultural sector. Read more. . .
Why self-made millionaire Steve Baxter is returning to CQ
STEVE Baxter is one of Australia's most successful tech entrepreneurs, and an active investor and mentor to startups. Read more. . .
From Far North to ‘global pinnacle’ of start ups
AFTER five years establishing a networking hub for Far North entrepreneurs and start-ups, a trip to Silicon Valley for The Space leaders Troy Haines and Damian Zammit is “like a dream come true”. Read more. . .
Coast man named in mission to the US
Mic Black is representing the Sunshine Coast on a trip to the USA to help the Coast's entrepreneurship and technology sector develop faster and better, growing community around it.
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Ipswich tech guru off to Silicon Valley
Fire Station 101's Community Manager Chad Renando is a member of the 10-person Startup Community Leaders' Mission to Colorado and California's Silicon Valley.
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Media Statement
Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business

Queensland Regional startup and innovation leaders on US Mission.
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ABC Tropical North Radio Interview
Talking Qld Startup Leaders Mission with Jarryd Townson.
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Student startup founder on Catalyst mission to Silicon Valley
A final year Griffith ICT student and co-founder of the University’s startup club, Studio 39, recently toured Silicon Valley and San Fransisco with the group Startup Catalyst, founded by Shark Tank member and Brisbane startup luminary, Steve Baxter. Read more. . .
Unis must discover, encourage students’ entrepreneurial smarts
Every young person in the 1980s wanted to be a rock star and today young people want to be entrepreneurs.” So writes career strategy consultant Janet Matta in a recent Crossroads report published by non-profit group StartupAus. Read more. . .
Startup Weekend Santa Cruz: Conifr pivots to win
SANTA CRUZ >> Midway through Startup Weekend Santa Cruz, one of the teams was at the point of collapse. The first night, Jacqueline Puliatti, a senior at UC Santa Cruz, was excited so many participants wanted to work with her on her idea for “Green Choice,” Read more. . .
Santa Cruz jumps on global Startup Weekend bandwagon
SANTA CRUZ >> Startup Weekend Santa Cruz debuted Friday with a game called “Half Baked” for the more than 60 participants crowded into NextSpace downtown. Read more. . .
20 of Australia's brightest future tech founders and CEOs heading off to soak up Silicon Valley
Now in its third year, Startup Catalyst began as an experiment in 2014, initiated and funded by Brisbane-based entrepreneur, investor, Shark Tank star and founder of River City Labs, Steve Baxter Read more. . .
20 of Australia's brightest future tech founders and CEOs heading off to soak up Silicon Valley
Last night’s announcement in Brisbane of the latest Startup Catalyst Youth Mission involving 20 of Australia’s brightest up and coming tech founders and CEOs aged between 19 to 29 years selected from over 200 applications... Read more. . .

Techspace with Aaron Birkby
Aaron Birkby is the CEO of Startup Catalyst, and this morning, he talked about a way prospective tech entrepreneurs could find their way to Silicon Valley...
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Steve Baxter’s Startup Catalyst is looking for 20 tech-savvy youth to take to Silicon Valley
Startup Catalyst is looking for 20 tech-savvy youths to participate in a fully funded, 10-day immersive mission to Silicon Valley in November. Applications are open until 9 October, 2016. Read more. . .

Startup Catalyst to send the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs on a “once in a lifetime” trip to Silicon Valley
Startup Catalyst will soon be sending the next generation of Australian startup founders to Silicon Valley after receiving a $270,000 grant from the Queensland government. Read more. . .

5 things you need to know in Australian tech today
Startup Catalyst is taking 20 “tech-savvy” young Australians for a 10-day trip to Silicon Valley. Read more. . .
Tech Mecca Beckons
Budding entrepreneurs who want to rub shoulders with the biggest names in Silicon Valley.... Read more. . .
Startup DailyAussie.EU bringing together Aussie mafia of entrepreneurs in Europe to make it easier for others coming over
Moving to Silicon Valley may be the ultimate goal for many Australian startups, but for others the history, culture, and growing startup communities of Europe are beckoning. Read more. . .
Aussie.EUConnecting Australians to European entrepreneur communities.Startup Catalyst has just completed a 12-day trade mission in London and Berlin, with the aim to connect entrepreneurs and investors from Queensland with the local ecosystem and build relationships. Read more. . .

Startup Ebola
‘I want to spread startup ebola’: Steve Baxter and 20 coding kids from Queensland share what they learnt in Silicon Valley. Read more. . .
Brisbane Times20 young Queensland innovators and entrepreneurs
Twenty of Queensland's brightest young innovators and entrepreneurs have been selected to venture to Silicon Valley next month as part of River City Labs' Startup Catalyst program. Read more. . .
StartupSmartAre you going to San Francisco?
Twenty budding Queensland entrepreneurs will soon be learning from the likes of Facebook and Apple, after being chosen to take part in River City Labs’ Startup Catalyst trip to San Francisco. Read more. . .
Shed SocialYoung tech entrepreneurs score Silicon Valley trip
20 young tech standouts have been named as part of the second annual ‘Startup Catalyst’ mission to Silicon Valley. Read more. . .
AnthillSteve Baxter is taking these 20 young Australian entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley
Start-up hub and co-working community, River City Labs, recently revealed the names of the 20 young tech standouts selected to be part of the 2015 ‘Startup Catalyst’ mission. Read more. . .
media_brw‘Best life hack’ question throws hopefuls for Startup Catalyst tour of Silicon Valley
The 20 young Queenslanders who will join Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter on a 10-day mission to Silicon Valley from September 28 were selected not only for their coding skills, but their canniness away from a computer. Read more. . .
media_business_news_austStartup Catalyst Reveals The Lucky Ones
The chosen ones have been revealed, and will soon jet off with Steve Baxter on a startup mission to Silicon Valley. Read more. . .
media_brwSteve Baxter: Five things I’ve learnt from Shark Tank Season 1
I believe so much in making sure that our next generation of tech startup founders are equipped with the right skills and mindset and have access to some great sponsors. Read more. . .
media_brisbane_business_newsCatapult your big idea
Silicon Valley is calling young Queensland entrepreneurs for a 'once in a lifetime' mission. The annual Startup Catalyst competition has rolled around, where 20 tech savvy Queensland entrepreneurs between 18 and 25 years old will be given the opportunity for a sponsored trip to Silicon Valley. Read more. . .
StartupSmartStartup Catalyst on the hunt for Queensland’s next batch of entrepreneurs
Twenty young people from the Sunshine State will fly to the United States free of charge in September in order to immerse themselves in America’s startup culture. Read more. . .
The AustralianSilicon Valley beckons for 20 young Queensland entrepreneurs
Brisbane-based co-working community River City Labs has launched this year’s ‘Startup Catalyst’, a program to send 20 young start-up entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley. Read more. . .
StartupSmartYoung Aussies make their mark at San Francisco’s startup weekend
Six of the young Queenslanders taking part in the Startup Catalyst mission to Silicon Valley have found themselves in the top three teams of San Francisco’s Startup Weekend. Read more. . .
Brisbane Business NewsRiver City kids win in Silicon Valley
FROM the River City to Silicon Valley status, that’s the trajectory of six individuals who were rewarded at the world’s largest startup competition last week. Read more. . .
Courier MailBrisbane startup guru Steve Baxter wants to grow culture of innovation in Brisbane
BRISBANE will soon be growing a culture of innovation if startup guru Steve Baxter’s latest business experiment goes to plan. Read more. . .
Tech Street JournalStartup Catalyst launches young, Queensland entrepreneurs abroad
Set to blast twenty of Queensland’s young entrepreneurs into the global ecosystem, River City Labs launched annual mission Startup Catalyst yesterday. Read more. . .