CivVic

At LaunchVic, we believe unlocking government procurement for startups is crucial to building Victoria's next big companies.

So, we created CivVic, the Victorian government's gateway to the state's $10.5 billion startup sector.

The program aims to:

  • Open up government procurement to Victorian startups and scaleups, and by doing so help them to build their companies, creating jobs and employment growth in the Victorian economy.
  • Assist the Victorian government in gaining access to innovative new technologies and approaches that can help them achieve their policy outcomes.

Key Initiatives

Pre-accelerator

CivVic Labs

CivVic Labs is a six-week pre-accelerator program that brings early-stage startups and government together to prototype solutions to government challenges. Victoria’s brightest founders pitch their solutions to challenges in areas like health, mobility, workplace safety and sustainability for the chance to secure seed funding to bring their ideas to life.

Connection

Government Liaison Service

The Government Liaison Service helps established startups and scaleups to introduce their company, product or service to the Victorian Government. The GLS identifies and recruits hypergrowth Victorian startups with products and services utilised by other governments and large enterprise customers. We then match them with new networks in the Victorian Government and invite them to connect.

Events

Events and Education

Our events and meetups connect public sector professionals with the Victorian startup sector, bringing members from both worlds together to discuss shared challenges and opportunities. CivVic also offers webinars and educational content equipping startups with the know-how to work with government.