Learn more about Victoria’s $91 billion startup sector.
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Connect with a wide range of LaunchVic programs fuelling the startup state.
Discover grant opportunities to grow startup activity in Victoria.
LaunchVic’s investments are set to unlock up to $280 million for the Victorian early-stage capital market by 2024. Learn more about our work growing Victoria’s investor community.
We build the capability and confidence of Victorians to create, scale and invest in startups
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.
30 Mar 2023
Startups Start Here Campaign by LaunchVic Showcases State’s Thriving $91B Ecosystem
21 Feb 2023
LaunchVic to create Victoria’s first angel group for AgTech
01 Mar 2023
New Pre-accelerator funding to help more Victorian women break into startups
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.
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.
The Governor of Victoria Startup Awards recognises the achievement and ingenuity of Victoria’s $91 billion startup sector.
LaunchVic invites you to nominate someone who has made the biggest impact on our ecosystem in the following categories:
💸 Investor of the Year
🚀 Ecosystem Hero of the Year
🌱 Regional Ecosystem Hero of the Year