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Case Studies

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How being a resident at The Studio contributed to success
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Thriving in times of uncertainty
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"Accessing capital and demystifying the world of venture capital"
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How disruption leads to jobs and business growth
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"Global from Day One", expanding businesses into international markets
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From Startup to IPO

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History of The Studio

The Studio Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation, established in November 2015. The Studio’s community grew through its meetup group and is over 10,000 strong and still growing.The success of The Studio is the curation of a community of high growth startups and scaleups where knowledge sharing is key.

Founder and CEO of The Studio, Chantal Abouchar, launched the organisation following findings from her thesis research. Completed in 2014, “Inventing the Future: Accelerator Programs and the Screen Industry”, drew on Time Warners’ accelerator program as a key case study.

In 2017, The Studio raised co-investment and was successful in a Federal Grant application. At the same time, it was successful through a competitive tender process to be an anchor tenant in the new Sydney Startup Hub. The Studio commenced operations in the Sydney Startup Hub, 1st March 2018, and was officially opened by Scott Morrison in July, 2018.

The Studio is also a founding member of the Sydney Culture Network.

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