to connect to Asia
Haymarket HQ is Australia’s first startup hub supporting entrepreneurs to connect to Asia.
We offer access to co-working space, mentors and investors, and a huge network of like-minded entrepreneurs across Asia-Pacific.
Haymarket HQ is a not-for-profit supported by the State government (Jobs for NSW) and was founded by Brad Chan.
Why not global?
50% of all Australia’s trade is with Asia
Two-thirds of the world’s middle class will be in Asia by 2030
By 2030, China is forecast to account for 22% of global middle-class spending—three times greater than the US share
Australia is home to a large Asia-capable talent pool—17% of Australians identify themselves as having Asian origins
Asia makes up 70% of all Australia’s exports, the majority going towards China
“I often talk to Australian startups about their global ambitions and there is always a strong focus on the US market—understandable given that it’s been a well-worn path for many. However, I see the potential for size and growth in Asian markets and the opportunities for Australian startups to capitalise on this is a prospect not to be ignored.”
– Brad Chan, Founder of Haymarket HQ
How Haymarket HQ
Our role is to raise awareness about the opportunities and developments in Asia and support entrepreneurs to capitalise on them.
This includes support in:
We have a strong network of organisations, local government partners, and successful entrepreneurs to help members and companies expand into Asia.