The 2017 Startup Muster survey reveals where entrepreneurs got their study starts. The top ten institutions (in descending order) are: UNSW, QUT, UTS, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, TAFE (no system specified), Curtin University, University of Melbourne, ANU and UWA.
While the University of Melbourne is investing in an innovation precinct, its heartland is way behind Sydney, which is where 39 per cent of start-up offices are. Melbourne (15 per cent) is level pegging with Brisbane (13 per cent).
Overall universities appear irrelevant in the start-up space, with just 6 per cent of respondents saying they work on a university campus and 3 per cent mentioning “an innovation-focused area in a university.”