Supporting More Women Entrepreneurs To Startup - LaunchVic

Supporting More Women Entrepreneurs To Startup


Last Updated: Friday, 18 December 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of women startup founders in Victoria with funding delivered for two entrepreneurship programs through Victoria’s startup agency, LaunchVic.

Startups – young high-growth firms – are job creators and increasing participation and diversity in the sector will help boost the Victorian economy as it recovers from the impacts of coronavirus.

SBE Australia – one of Australia’s leading accelerator programs for women – has received $300,000 to run a range of initiatives for up to 95 women founders including 20 places in their SBE Evolve program, a Victorian Alumnae program for 70 startups, and five scholarships for the 2021 Springboard Enterprises Life Sciences program.

Atto Accelerator has received a further $125,000 to extend its online Pre-Accelerator program into 2022. The program will assist 20 women from across Victoria to launch tech companies that are scalable and sustainable.