LaunchVic is curating resources and assistance programs to help the Victorian Startup Community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Government Support

There’s a huge range of information from the Victorian State and Federal Governments to assist businesses, including startups to help them respond to the changing conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Other Startup Support

Many organisations are opening up their platforms to help businesses and startups adapt to the challenging business environment presented by COVID-19.


COVID-19 Update

In line with our commitment to providing a safe environment for LaunchVic team members and more broadly the Victorian startup community, we have taken a number of proactive measures.


Open Funding Round

Support for Pre-Accelerator Programs

In Victoria, there are approximately 300 startups per million people compared to best practice of more than 1,000 startups per million population. We need to increase our startup density so we can compete globally and attract and retain quality talent and capital. LaunchVic now has grants available to Pre-Accelerators, programs designed to support entrepreneurs at the beginning of their startup journey.

  1. CivVic Labs Showcase

    CivVic Labs

    Envision Systems, Sky Ledge and WeGuide showcased the prototypes they’d built as part of the CivVic Labs GovTech Accelerator. It was an inspiring event with solutions designed to reduce hospital acquired admissions, improve the patient experience and better understand public transport usage patterns being unveiled. Learn more on how CivVic Labs is helping shape the Victoria we want to see.

  2. Building For Growth


    LaunchVic has released its new strategy Building For Growth for its second term of funding. Work is well underway to address gaps in Victoria’s early-stage and angel investment landscape with more activity to be unveiled soon. Our Strategic Focus for 2019-2020 is now available for download. Learn more

  3. Best Practices for Angel Networks


    "The Victorian startup ecosystem is currently valued at $3.4billion, it delivered 40 per cent growth in economic value over the last 12 months." Best Practices for Angel Networks is the report commissioned by LaunchVic and conducted by Bella Private Markets, into the key trends and best practices of the global angel investment market. Discover more on how increasing the number of Angel Networks will boost the Victorian startup ecosystem into the future. Learn more



Scale Up

A podcast about startups and scaleups founded in Melbourne scaling to global success. What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures? Listen to the all three seasons now!

Our Programs


Startup Support Courses

If you have a startup or work in a startup LaunchVic has a wide-range of free or low to medium cost education and training available across topics ranging from export and growth skills, personal leadership and development through to investment and marketing support.


State of HealthTech - Victoria

To complement our health startup funding, LaunchVic has a new research report that looks at the challenges and opportunities in Victoria so that we can continue to position Victoria as a globally recognised HealthTech hub.

  • Tech startups key to Victorian economy

  • Digital Marketplaces

  • Startup Investment Snapshot

  • Mapping Victoria’s Startup Ecosystem



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