While the global tech space has long been aware of the need for greater diversity within its ranks, not many organisations have been prepared to put their money where their mouth is – until today. LaunchVic, the independent body launched by the Victorian Government last year to oversee the state’s $60 million startup fund, has today announced its advisory board, with more women getting a seat at the table than men.
Victorian Government brings promised $60 million startup fund to life through independent body LaunchVic
The Victorian Government has brought to life a core election promise it made to startups, with Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today announcing the launch of LaunchVic, a new independent body that will “provide the right environment for entrepreneurs to develop, incubate, and grow early-stage innovative businesses.”
Victorian government lures SydStart to Melbourne with $1 million in funding, event to rebrand as StartCon
In news that is sure to make the old Melbourne vs Sydney rivalry flare up once more, Freelancer has announced this afternoon that its SydStart conference is rebranding to StartCon and moving to Melbourne next year following an investment from the Victorian Government.