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Other tech

Victoria has a $100 billion startup ecosystem

- December 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s startup ecosystem has grown in value by $12 billion to surpass $100 billion according to a new report from LaunchVic. The size and scope of their success is revealed in the Victoriaʼs startup ecosystem report 2023, produced in partnership with, which found the combined value rose from $91 billion to $103bn in the… Read more »

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Women in tech

LaunchVic backs SBE Australia to advise women entrepreneurs

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

SBE Australia will expand its services supporting women entrepreneurs in Victoria thanks to support from LaunchVic. The state government-backed startup agency is provided a $100,000 grant towards the development of SBE Advisory, to ensure that women-led businesses are receiving much needed independent, bespoke advice and more tailored solutions needed to amplify their growth and scale.… Read more »

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Venture Capital

LaunchVic is waving $300,000 cheques at VCs to get them to set up shop in Victoria

- October 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s startup agency, LaunchVic, is hoping to lure more venture capital to south, offering VC funds up to $300,000 in backing if they put up their shingle in the state. Eligible funds can either new or “new to Victoria,” under the incentive program, providing existing fund managers with operations elsewhere to set up local offices… Read more »

Kate Cornick

Victorian startups are going gangbusters – and that’s a big win for the local economy

- August 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

 An updated report from Deloitte Access Economics has found the Victorian startup ecosystem has out- performed growth expectations from forecasts made in 2020. The report,“Scaling up: Growing the economic opportunity for Victoria’s startup ecosystem”, commissioned by startup agency, LaunchVic, concludes that pandemic tailwinds were kind to the sector with its value nearly doubling from $50… Read more »

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LaunchVic is tipping another $300,000 into Startmate to teach uni students about startup life

- July 26, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victorian-government backed startup agency LaunchVic has granted another $300,000 to early-stage accelerator and investor Startmate to inspire around 300 university to become founders. The $300,000 grant over two years will see at least 320 Victorian university students complete the Startmate Student Fellowship, a three-week intensive designed to give students the confidence, connections and skills to… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick

LaunchVic has $300,000 grants for organisations to run female-focused pre-accelerator programs

- March 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic’s ongoing support for female founders is continuing with a new grants program for organisations to run pre-accelerator programs for women entrepreneurs. Grants of up to $300,000 are available to support programs offering women founders with the advice, support and networks required to build a minimum viable product and find their first… Read more »

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Ag tech

LaunchVic is offering $50,000 to agtech startups

- February 23, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The Victorian government is offering $1.3 million in new funding to the agtech startup sector through LaunchVic. The funding including $1 million under the AgTech Grants Program, which will offer individual grant funding of $50,000 to 20 emerging agtech startups. The program is a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. On top… Read more »


LaunchVic tips $3.1 million into startup accelerators Climate Salad, ANDHealth and Antler

- October 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s government-backed startup agency, LaunchVic, is supporting three local accelerator programs with a total of $3.1 million in funding. CEO Dr Kate Cornick the funds will help fast track the growth of up to 160 local startups. “By backing programs with a proven track record of helping founders, we will ensure LaunchVic supports our rapidly… Read more »


Victoria’s Alice Anderson fund backs female-focused crowdfunding platform Lift Women

- October 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Lift Women, the country’s first female-focused crowdfunding platform, has scored investment from LaunchVic’s sidecar VC for female entrepreneurs, the Alice Anderson Fund. The Alice Anderson Fund co-invests with other venture funds, with Lift Woman attracting the backing of two global executives from major insurance companies, including Gordon Watson, CEO of AXA Asia, as part of… Read more »

Venture Capital

3 angel investing groups just scored $900,000 in Victorian government grants

- August 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Victorian government has handed out $900,000 in grants to three new angel investor networks to back early-stage startups. Innovation, medical research and digital economy minister Jaala Pulford said Cut Through Angels, Climate Angel Network and Playbook Angel Network, each will receive $300,000. The grants will help the angel groups to establish operations in Victoria and… Read more »