Round 6

Supporting Local Council Startup Communities

Opened: Friday 8 December 2017

Closes: 10am AEDT Thursday 22 March 2018

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LaunchVic’s sixth funding round aims to help local councils improve access and participation in the startup ecosystem in Victoria.

LaunchVic is looking to invest in Victorian Local Councils, especially in regional and outer metro areas, to deliver programs and activities that address stages 1 and 2 of the startup framework outlined on page 14 of the Startup Guide and Toolkit for Local Government.


  • Applications must be submitted via the Smarty Grants application system by 10am AEDT Thursday 22 March 2018.
  • Applicants must meet and address eligibility criteria outlined in the Round 6 Program Guidelines PDF.

Startup Guide and Toolkit for Local Government 

Startup Ecosystem Checklist




See the programs we’ve funded

Since March 2016 LaunchVic has funded 46 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.