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.

LaunchVic News


LaunchVic Board Update

The Minister for Innovation, the Hon Jaala Pulford has announced changes to the LaunchVic Board. We welcome Leigh Jasper as LaunchVic Chair along with Ilona Charles, Aneetha de Silva and Teresa Engelhard as incoming Directors.


Apply 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.

  1. Support 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. Learn more

  2. 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.

  3. 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.



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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