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Startups Start Here

Every Great Success Story Started Somewhere

Startups Start Here is a new campaign from LaunchVic promoting the Victorian Startup Ecosystem, and the people and the place that makes it great.

Read the stories of Victorian founders and investors that have grown here.

Explore the ecosystem with our interactive startup map.

Startups Start Here

Our Impact on the victorian startup ecosystem

Victoria is emerging as a global challenger in the ecosystem rankings, leapfrogging the likes of Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and New Zealand to a $23.6 billion early-stage ecosystem valuation in 2022.

Despite the challenges of the past few years, our early-stage ecosystem valuation has doubled since 2021 and increased more than 10 times from 2016.

Our Ecosystem

Supporting women-led startups in victoria

Named after the founder of Australia’s first all-woman motor garage in the 1920s, the Alice Anderson Fund is a $10 million angel sidecar fund supporting women-led startups.

Our fund co-invests between $50,000 and $300,000 in early-stage deals put forward by investors to increase the funding pool available to Victorian women.

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