Dr Kate Cornick
Other

LaunchVic is helping people learn how to become angel investors in startups

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic will back 75 potential startup investors to take part in a investor education programs to build angel investor capabilities. The VC Catalyst course at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne focuses on giving venture investors with the knowledge, skills, confidence and networks to invest in early-stage startups. … Read more »

Dog, money, nurture
News & Analysis

LaunchVic is on the hunt for a fund manager for its $120 million startup fund

- July 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

LaunchVic is seeking a fund manager to run the Victorian Startup Capital Fund (VSCF), a Fund of Funds announced in the Victorian budget.  The $120 million VSCF is support Victorian early-stage technology-based startups with potential to grow into high-performing businesses. The fund manager will be charged with raising at least $60 million from the private… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick
News & Analysis

Victorian startups created nearly 6000 new jobs in just 3 years

- July 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new report into Victoria’s startup sector reveals that any politician wanting to promise voters jobs should be looking to back startups.  The Startup Employment in Victoria report bydealroom.co, in collaboration with LaunchVic, found a 10.75% increase in startup jobs year-on-year between 2018 and 2020. Around 5,900 direct new local jobs were created by local… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick
Funding

Victoria is launching a $10 million investment fund to back startups led by women

- March 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

Women-led early stage startups will have access to dedicated investment support from the $10 million Alice Anderson Fund – named after a pioneering Victorian businesswoman and innovator – to open for applications in July. The Alice Anderson Fund will run over three years as a sidecar investment fund committing between $50,000 and $300,000 into between 40 and… Read more »

Melbourne
News & Analysis

Victoria’s budget has $186 million for startups, including $10m for angel investment in female founders

- November 24, 2020 4 MIN READ

Female startup founders in Victoria will have access to $10 million in angel investment under a new fund announced in the state budget today. Treasurer Tim Pallas allocated $10 million towards the Women Founders Angel Sidecar Fund while hoping it will unlock a further $30 million in private sector equity. The funds are part of… Read more »

Tennis
News & Analysis

Tennis Australia and LaunchVic are backing a sportstech accelerator for Melbourne

- July 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

US startup accelerator Techstars is coming to Melbourne with a focus on sport thanks to LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University. The Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator will be based at Tennis Australia’s Melbourne Park HQ at its media centre. The mentorship-driven accelerator will run for 13 weeks programs, taking in 10 startups annually. Founded in… Read more »

News & Analysis

CivVic Labs launches inaugural challenge program

- April 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

LaunchVic awards $1.37 million in funding to support Indigenous-led ventures

- September 17, 2018 2 MIN READ

The Victorian Government’s startup body, LaunchVic has announced $1.37 million in funding for four organisations focused on supporting entrepreneurial activity among Indigenous Victorians. The four organisations receiving funding are Barayamal, Global Sisters, Ngarrimili, and Ngamai Moorroop Wili. Barayamal will use its funding to deliver a pre-accelerator and accelerator program for Aboriginal startups. The organisation stated… Read more »