Round 4

World-class Accelerator Program

Our fourth round of funding focused on organisation/s that could deliver world-class accelerator program/s to Victorian startup founders and executives.

While LaunchVic has invested in a number of accelerators to date, we sought truly world-class programs to support global connectivity and help the very best startups achieve growth on an international scale. The program/s were to be delivered in Melbourne, and help contribute to the growth of the local ecosystem.

LaunchVic’s Round 4 grant funding program was open to Australian accelerators, international accelerators and teams with proven track records of success.



Press Release

Funding Recipients

SBE AustraliaSBE Melbourne Female Life Sciences Accelerator Program & Evolve$1,500,000Springboard Enterprises (SBE) Australia will expand their world-class Springboard Enterprises Accelerator program to Melbourne through the launch of a female-focused Life Sciences accelerator benefitting at least 20 startups over three years. SBE will also deliver the E3 business accelerator program twice a year benefiting at least 60 early-stage startups.
Skalata VenturesSkalata Ventures Scaleup Accelerator$3,000,000Skalata Ventures will open a new accelerator program to support Victoria’s most promising scaleups. Founded by the former leadership of University of Melbourne's Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP), the program will support 60 scaleups over three years. 
TechstarsTechstars Melbourne SportsTech accelerator program$2,500,000Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, has received LaunchVic funds to support the establishment of a Melbourne SportsTech accelerator program for 20 startups over a 2-year time period. Techstars is looking for partners in support to run a series of startup community events including Techstars Startup Weekend and Techstars Startup Week as well as the establishment of an accelerator to connect founders and their teams with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners.


More on the programs we've funded

Since March 2016 LaunchVic has funded 26 programs to ensure Victorian startup founders (and founders of the future) have access to the right knowledge and the right support networks to turn innovative ideas into flourishing global businesses.