History of The Studio
The Studio is based on findings from thesis research by Founder + CEO, Chantal Abouchar, completed in 2014. “Inventing the Future: Accelerator Programs and the Screen Industry”, drew on Time Warners’ accelerator program a key case study.
Established in November 2015, The Studio’s community grew through its meetup group, holding monthly events based on topics + themes focused on technology, business + creativity. This community is now over 10,000 strong + growing.
In 2017, The Studio raised $450,000 from its foundation partners (plus millions in-kind) received co-investment from the Federal Government through the Incubator Support Fund + was successful through a competitive tender process to be an anchor tenant in the new Sydney Startup Hub would open in 2018.
Bringing The Studio to life, from research to reality, involved a de-fit + fit-out of The Studio’s new home. The success of The Studio is the curation of a community of high growth startups where knowledge sharing is key.
The Studio, an anchor tenant of The Sydney Startup hub was officially opened by Scott Morrison in July, 2018
The Studio is also a founding member of the Sydney Culture Network.
The Studio Board
DR. MAGGIE HAERTSCH
Company Secretary + CEO
- NEW GLOBAL MEDIA TECH HUB The Studio, TO LAUNCH IN SYDNEY, ATTRACTS $500K CO-INVESTMENT (6/29/2019) -
- New network aims to boost female tech startups in Australia (3/7/2019) -
- $26M+ invested in media technologies in the last year through The Studio, Australia’s media and creative technology hub (3/1/2019) -
The Studio is an independent not-for profit organisation, focused on fostering and supporting Australian media-tech and creative tech-startups so they can thrive and compete on a global scale.
Donations to The Studio are tax-deductible via the Australian Cultural Fund.