Supporting The Next Generation Of Tech Startups – And Jobs - LaunchVic

Supporting The Next Generation Of Tech Startups – And Jobs


Last Updated: Sunday, 30 August 2020

Victorian Government funding to back the new generation of startup innovators will support programs for female entrepreneurs as well as aspiring founders from regional Victoria and Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford today announced $1.3 million in preaccelerator funding through LaunchVic to support up to 700 entrepreneurs, with sportstechnology anotherspecial focus.

Sarah Wall, a former professional netballer with teams including the Melbourne Vixens and NSW Swifts, is now the founder of Netfit Netball and has benefitted from a previous LaunchVic mentoring program.

Netfit delivers a web and app-based netball program with fitness videos, coaching drills and session plans which has experienced a huge uplift in demand during the coronaviruslockdown with active members across 23 countries, allowing the start-up to grow its workforce.