Nexus 2021 Future City

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Nexus is partnership between the City of Melbourne, Nanjing Pukou High Tech Park and ACASE with support from Runway and State Government of Victoria. Nexus supports all Victorian and wider Australian start-ups and scale-ups to commercialise its research capability, launch and expand into the Chinese market.  

Nexus 2021

The Nexus ‘Future City’ pitch competition will consist of two business categories that hold high-tech solutions, start-ups, and scale-ups/mature businesses, in AgTech, BioTech, FoodTech, HealthTech, SportsTech, renewable energy, new materials, ICT and big data, etc. 

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37 startups and scaleups participated

31 out of 37 projects passed the first round selection 

From industries including MediTech, BioTech and FoodTech 

8 finalists and 6 winnners



  • Cash prizes of AUD $1,000 -$5,000
  • All winners will have a ccess to pre -selection for the Nanjing-based K-Pouch International accelerator program* with potential upgrade packaging available (e.g, Maximum $200,000 supportBespoke finance and policy supportAsia Launch accelerator service on successful signing).
  • First prize winners for both categories  also receive a consulting service package and a five-day curated business trip to Nanjing, China to the value of  $ AUD10,000 **.

* Participation in K-Pouch Accelerator Program is optional

** Subject to the reopening of international boarders, valid until the end of 2022 for one member per organisation only 

If you need more information, please contact: [email protected]

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"Congratulations the entire Nexus team, the event is going really well. We are very proud to support Nexus. Congratulations again on what is looking like a great event with some very exciting startups!"

Nick Stanley
CEO of Runway HQ

"Congratulations to the Nexus event, I’m looking forward to explore future collaborations with you."

David Hauser
CEO of Silicon Beach

"Congratulations on the competition. Let’s collaborate more in the future through Nexus."

Jason Sun
Chief Executive Officer of Australia China Health Accelerator

"The event went off really well and was exceptionally well organised."

Dr Pavel Reddy
Managing Director from

"It’s a pleasure been part of the event - I can feel the quality."

Curt Shi
Co-founder, Welinder & Shi Capital, and founding partner of Imprint Capital Partners

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