Editor's Note

Friday 5 October

Oliver Milman /

According to research out this week, a quarter of all US tech start-ups were launched by an immigrant.

Given the recent success of several Aussies in Silicon Valley, it’s safe to assume that Australia would be well-represented in this tally.

But it’s not just the US tech scene where Australian entrepreneurs are finding success overseas – our innovators are finding opportunities in areas such as clean energy, retail and financial services too.

Today, we pick out five of our leading start-up lights making their mark on foreign shores.

We also have details on the return of a new cashed-up season of accelerator program Startmate and mentor Jane Shelton explains how to run a part-time business from home.

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