VC Catalyst - LaunchVic

VC Catalyst



The VC Catalyst Program aims to transform Victoria’s startup investor landscape through a multi-layered Investor Education Program for budding Angel and VC investors.

 Delivered by the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship the Program consists of more than 100 hours of education including 1:1 mentoring for 6 months for each participant.

The Program seeks to build a robust community of practice that grows and strengthens the local Victorian Angel and VC investor ecosystem.

Key Outcomes

VC Catalyst is specifically targeted at high net worth individuals, family office investment managers, corporate venturing team members, emerging and future venture fund managers, and current and potential Angel investors. The Program also targets international participants and aims to be the leading startup investor education program in Asia, helping unlock access to capital in Asia.

 Program Participants will come away with the skills and strategies for building high-yield portfolios and new connections and context for generating future deal flow.

 Global experts and practitioners come to Melbourne to deliver the Program, making this a world-class initiative and positioning Victoria on the global stage. International speakers will be leveraged during their visits to Melbourne, including through supporting other LaunchVic activities.

“The program lives up to its name, in that it catalyses early-stage investment by equipping investors with the knowledge and tools they need to be effective investors.”

Kate Morris, Co-founder Adore Beauty and Glow Capital Partners


Since 2019 the program has supported more than 60 investors to unlock a collective $15 million in startup investment. The Wade Institute received additional funding from LaunchVic in 2021 to continue delivering the program for another, three years, educating at least 75 Participants completing the Program in total.

Visit the Wade Institute website for timing and registration details.