What began as a short project
grew into something much larger

The StartRail maps began as a short project for an intern designer at BlueChilli, and as the Australian startup ecosystem grew, it gradually developed into a much larger project.

Seen in the offices of co-working spaces, universities as well as government offices, the StartRail maps are a popular visualisation of the startup community that celebrates startups and the organisations that support them.

We are open for submissions for the StartRail map and aim to produce maps for every major startup community in Australia that submits at least 50 valid entries.

In 2017, StartRail is a joint production of BlueChilli and TechSydney and wouldn't be possible without the help of two volunteer community data helpers, Trevor Doddrell and Andrew McCallum.

TechSydney is an entrepreneur-led industry group committed to making Sydney a powerful destination for tech startups. TechSydney provides services that help startups thrive, connect the best international tech CEOs with our community, present a united voice to government and the corporate sector, and tell Sydney's tech story compellingly and consistently to the rest of the world.

TechSydney’s members represent over 80% of Australia’s tech capitalisation. We’re proud to include companies like Atlassian, Canva, Tyro, Airtasker, GlamCorner, Expert360, ansarada, SafetyCulture, Propeller, Afterpay, Lexy, and Blackbird Ventures amongst the founding members.

BlueChilli connects entrepreneurs with corporates and investors to solve the world's greatest challenges with technology.

BlueChilli helps entrepreneurs design and build their pilot products in exchange for equity. It also typically invests up to $50,000 from partners and VC fund(s) and provides training through an accelerator program supported by a team of full time entrepreneurs in residence (EIR).

BlueChilli is a team of 50 people with deep knowledge in achieving product-market fit, raising capital and establishing pilots. The team has substantial expertise in development for web and mobile, as well as experienced senior people in product management and marketing. The company is privately backed by some of the most respected family offices in Australia and the US.