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 »
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.
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 »
Outcome.Life is focused on delivering employment outcomes for international students in Australia by connecting them to internships and placements.
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.
The Victorian government’s independent startup body, LaunchVic has partnered with Silicon Valley organisation Change Catalyst to host its Tech Inclusion Conference in Melbourne in February.
Victorian startups have raised a combined total of $790 million in funding over the last five years, according to a database compiled by LaunchVic.
Victoria’s startups well supported but more must be done to boost diversity and access to talent, report finds
The report, Mapping Victoria’s Ecosystem, is a result of a survey produced by LaunchVic in collaboration with Startup Victoria and dandolopartners, which polled over 1600 companies across the state.
LaunchVic has announced today the recipients of its third funding round, which focuses on backing startups that support the state’s migrant and refugees.