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The Governor of Victoria Startup Awards are a celebration of the outstanding contribution of Victoria’s $91 billion startup sector.
Nominations for this year’s awards are now closed.
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Six award categories will recognise Victorian startup achievement.
The awards for Best Newcomer, Startup of the Year and Scaleup of the Year categories are selected from a shortlist of the top 30 Victorian startups based on criteria that include: money raised, age of the firm and job creation or number of employees.
This data comes from LaunchVic’s startup database, findingstartups.launchvic.org, powered by Dealroom.
Shortlisted applicants provide a written submission assessed by an external expert panel.
For the Investor of the Year, Ecosystem Hero of the Year and Regional Ecosystem Hero of the Year award, LaunchVic will invite nominations from the public.
LaunchVic will advise you if you have been shortlisted for a specific category at which time you can communicate your wish to be involved.
The Best Newcomer, Startup of the Year and Scaleup of the Year categories will be selected using quantitative data from Dealroom’s findingstartups.launchvic.org’s database rather than a nomination process.
However, you are welcome to nominate yourself, or someone you believe is worthy for the Investor of the Year, Ecosystem Hero of the Year and Regional Ecosystem Hero of the Year. The Top 5 nominations for each category will then be put to an external expert panel to decide the winner.
Yes, as long as you are nominating a Victorian-based startup, scaleup, investor, or community builder.
The Best Newcomer, Startup of the Year and Scaleup of the Year categories will be selected using quantitative data from LaunchVic’s startup database, findingstartups.launchvic.org, powered by Dealroom, rather than a nomination process.
The LaunchVic team will shortlist the top 5 people for each category based on the eligibility criteria, and our external expert panel will assess this list to determine the winners.
There is no ‘prize’ (monetary or in-kind). However, the winner receives ‘acknowledgment’ of the highest order from the Governor of Victoria for being #1 ranked in front of their colleagues and peers.
LaunchVic, as Victoria’s startup agency, is coordinating the Awards Process, using both quantitative (Dealroom) and qualitative (Victorian expert panel) metrics to evaluate nominations.
This is the second year of the awards. We anticipate these awards will become a regular, annual event hosted by the Governor of Victoria.