Support For Regional Victorian Startup Entrepreneurs

Building a Vibrant Regional Victorian Startup Community

Key Timings

Indicative timings for this program include:

EOI Open: 16 June 2022
Information Session: 12pm 23 June [Watch the recording]
EOI Closes: 10am 21 July 2022
EOI Outcomes: advised via email w/c 1 August 2022
RFP Outcomes: announced via LaunchVic Website as contracted

LaunchVic has proudly supported the development of regional startup ecosystems across Victoria. However, there is more work to do - only 3% of founders identify as regional despite 25% of Victoria’s population living outside Melbourne. LaunchVic wants to build a vibrant regional Victorian startup community by helping early-stage ecosystem development activities in regional centres.

LaunchVic is inviting Expressions of Interest from New and Existing organisations recommending the areas of programming required to grow their local startup ecosystem with the objectives of:

  • Encourage startup ecosystem development activities in regional Victoria;
  • Encourage people to consider a pathway into the startup ecosystem
  • Increase the number of early-stage startups being created in regional Victoria.

Programs currently funded by LaunchVic that operate in regional Victoria and are seeking re-funding and consortia proposals will be considered.

The successful EOI applicants will be invited to submit a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP). Successful RFP applicants will receive funding of between $50,000 and $300,000 (exclusive of GST) over 1-2 years. Funds can be used for Operating Costs.

We are seeking ideas that will support startup entrepreneurship in regional Victoria and increase the number of early-stage startups.

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