Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Martin Pakula has been named the lead Minister in the government for jobs, with responsibility for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, while Adem Somyurek is returning to the Small Business portfolio after a few years away.
LaunchVic is set to invest $2.5 million in CivVic Labs, an accelerator program aimed at helping participants access a slice of the government procurement pie.
The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses.
In Melbourne to celebrate Square’s second birthday in Australia, the company’s cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey also announced Square is set to build out an engineering hub down under, its first outside North America.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
500 Startups engaged in deceptive behaviour – THAT should result in LaunchVic pulling financial support
LaunchVic has to break ties with 500 Startups, pull the $2.5 million subsidy, and take a stance against unethical behaviour in general.
The Victorian Government has announced a new $1.6 million Digi-Tech Start-Up Grants funding package for schools in an effort to get students engaged with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).
LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s startup funding body, has announced a focus on finding startups that support the state’s migrants and refugees as it looks ahead to its third funding round.
Assembly has announced Melbourne will serve as its global headquarters as it gears up to hire more than 60 new team members over the next 12 months.
Code for Victoria II to place female tech talent in government departments to improve public services
Promising female tech talent will be given the opportunity to effect change within Victoria’s public sector through the Code for Victoria II program.
The Victorian Government has today announced the establishment of an Economic Growth Zone in the Latrobe Valley, part of a $226 million package to help boost the local economy following the announcement yesterday that the Hazelwood power station is set to close.
Australia’s first national agtech innovation hub SproutX launches to transform agricultural industry
Australia’s first national agtech innovation hub SproutX has launched today to transform the country’s $60 billion agriculture industry. The innovation hub follows on from a recent StartupAUS report outlining how Australia’s agriculture sector, supported by agtech can develop into a $100 billion industry by 2030.
LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s independent startup body, has today announced the first recipients of a funding boost, with 18 companies or projects to share in $6.5 million.