LaunchVic is curating resources and assistance programs to help the Victorian Startup Community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NewsSupport for artificial intelligence (AI) scaleups
LaunchVic will contribute $1.5 million to the establishment of Australia’s first multimillion-dollar accelerator and investment fund for Artificial Intelligence (AI) scaleups. Boab AI in partnership with Artesian, Victorian universities and Artesian’s international partner programs, will unlock millions of dollars of private sector capital to help high growth AI scaleups.
ResearchMelbourne's Startup Ecosystem Exceeds Growth Predictions, Valued at US$4.8 Billion
The 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report from Startup Genome & Global Entrepreneurship Network is out now with data and insights from Melbourne's Startup Ecosystem. Melbourne’s startup ecosystem has Generated $4.8 billion (USD) / $7 billion (AUD) in Ecosystem Value in the past 12-months! Discover more via the #GSER2020 report below.
ProgramsApply now for CivVic Labs!
We've just launched six new opportunities for Victorian startups to access valuable government procurement contracts through our CivVic Labs GovTech Accelerator program. The program’s third round of challenges will give local startups the chance to secure up to $185k each to build a product, work with a customer and help solve some of Victoria’s most pressing issues.
Startups key to economic future
A new report from Deloitte Access Economics has found that Victorian startups will continue to create thousands of high-skilled jobs and have the potential to play an important role in Victoria’s economic future in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more via the full report here.
New Angel Groups Provide Lifeline To Early-Stage Startups
More than $10 million in private sector capital is set to be unlocked to help over 40 early-stage Victorian startups as a result of new LaunchVic funding. This funding will provide early-stage startups with a much-needed boost in terms of accessing seed investment. Discover more here.
An Introduction to Angel Investing
The latest edition to LaunchVic’s Angel Investing series 'An Introduction to Angel Investing'. Learn from experienced investors within the Victorian startup community; Carol Schwartz AO, Chris Gray and Kylie Frazer, on Angel Investing. The discussion centred around best practices and strategies on building up your portfolio. Watch webinar here.
CoursesStartup 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
Startup Investment Snapshot
Mapping Victoria’s Startup Ecosystem