The annual Startup Genome Global Startup Ecosystem Report sees Sydney fall in the top 30 rankings Melbourne’s ecosystem is on the rise as a “challenger” to crack the top 30 The Sydney result is ‘disappointing’ and the city has now slipped from 16th in 2015 While there is growth overall, Australia is lagging behind global… Read more »
CivVic Labs, Australia’s first accelerator designed to help startups gain access to government procurement has unveiled its inaugural challenges and is calling on startups to apply. Led by LaunchVic, with additional funding from the Victorian Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund, CivVic Labs Accelerator seeks to fuel the growth of early-stage startups through the creation… Read more »
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.
LaunchVic announces $13.45 million for 3 accelerators; Startup Onramp to expand across regional Queensland
LaunchVic has announced $13.45m in funding to establish 3 accelerators, while Startup Onramp has received funding to expand across regional Queensland.
Value of Melbourne startup ecosystem could grow to $4 billion over the next few years: Startup Genome
Startup Genome’s Melbourne Startup Ecosystem Report, commissioned by LaunchVic, found the city has “raced through” the ‘Activation’ phase of the ecosystem lifecycle and is now sitting in the ‘Late Activation’ stage.
LaunchVic has opened applications for its next funding round, focused on improving access and participation in the startup community for Indigenous Australians.
YGAP opens applications for First Gens accelerator program for migrant and refugee-led social impact startups
Not-for-profit YGAP has opened applications for its 2018 intakes of First Gens, an accelerator program aimed at providing support to early-stage social impact companies led by migrants and refugees in Australia.
Melbourne hub Hatch Quarter is creating a ‘playbook’ to help new migrant and refugee entrepreneurs more easily navigate the Victorian startup industry and community.
Victorian startups have raised a combined total of $790 million in funding over the last five years, according to a database compiled by LaunchVic.
The Victorian Government’s independent startup body LaunchVic has announced it is moving to terminate its partnership with troubled startup accelerator and fund 500 Startups on the heels of the resignation of Rachael Neumann.
Look at the leading and rapidly growing startup ecosystems around the world, and you will find that they have at least one key thing in common: government support.