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Open Rounds

Open Round

Round 9 'Expert-In-Residence'

Victorian coworking spaces are set to get a boost. New ‘Expert-In-Residence’ program will invest up to $25K per successful application to support the short-term appointment of experienced startup professionals for the benefit of coworking residents.



THRIVE Conference

LaunchVic is excited to host the first THRIVE Conference on Wednesday 5 December in Geelong. THRIVE will provide a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and how to harness startup activity in small communities. Register now for tickets.


Funding Recipients

Round 9 'Expert-In-Residence'

LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, today announced the first five coworking spaces to receive funding under its Experts-In-Residence (EIR) program.

  1. Victorian Startup Ecosystem Mapping Report

    Victoria's Ecosystem

    LaunchVic’s comprehensive annual analysis of Victoria’s startup ecosystem reveals the State is cementing its position as a leading destination for startup success. Read more

  2. Round 8 'Health Startup Sector'

    Funding Recipients

    $4.8 million of funding to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health & life sciences startups and bolster Melbourne’s reputation as a leading HealthTech hub in Asia Pacific. Read more

  3. Startups Connected To Government Procurement

    New Programs

    An investment of $2.5 million to run Australia’s first accelerator designed to help startups gain access to government procurement – CivVic Labs Accelerator. Read more



ScaleUp: Redbubble

In this series; Redbubble was founded in Fitzroy, Victoria in 2006 when Peter, Martin and Paul sat around to talk about an idea. It's since become a global three-sided creative marketplace for artists to upload their work and it reproduced on-demand for customers. In 2018 Redbubble, still based in Melbourne, has been through it all; leadership changes, the Global Financial Crisis, a down-round, legal controversy, an Initial Public Offering and more.

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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