Nexus Program


Your Gateway to Business Growth in Asia


What is Nexus?


Launched in 2019, Nexus is a startup program jointly delivered by the City of Melbourne, Nanjing Pukou High-Tech Zone and Australia-China Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE), with support from the Victorian Government and startup communities.

Nexus is a cross-cultural and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem focused on connecting and activating business growth opportunities in Asia. It offers a unique pathway for startup businesses and Series A funded (or later stage) companies to enter the Asian market. This includes business pitch competitions, coaching, mentoring, specialist go-to-market consulting, investment support, establishment incentives, and new growth opportunity incubation.

Together, the Nexus ecosystem and its programs connect and unleash the growth potential and boundless opportunities available to businesses in the vibrant and thriving Asian market.

Connecting Australian Startups to the Asian Market Since 2019

10 Competitions and Summits

216 Participating Businesses


30+ Businesses Established in the Asian Market


600+ Facilitated Business Matching Activities 


Past Nexus Programs

Nexus 2023


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Nexus 2022


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Nexus 2021


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