LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s independent startup body, has today announced the first recipients of a funding boost, with 18 companies or projects to share in $6.5 million.
Increasing participation of women in STEM core to Victorian Government’s new Gender Equality Strategy
After announcing that it would look to ensure that women make up at least 50 percent of all its government boards, the Victorian Government is expanding its focus, aiming to develop a wider Gender Equality Strategy for the state.
One10 has today announced Veronica Munro as its first CEO to lead expansion into new states and regional areas in Australia. Munro will lead the team into regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. This expansions comes a month after the company opened its second office in Sydney as One10 drives startup growth across Asia-Pacific.
Medicinal cannabis startup LeafCann hopes to secure first Australian licence to establish trial crops in regional Victoria
LeafCann, founded by Nasr is set to become the first medicinal cannabis startup to secure an Australian licence in regional Victoria. Currently Nasr is waiting for licence applications to get the green light from the Commonwealth government, which may see cultivators begin their operations in early 2017
The Victorian government is moving to regulate ridesharing, with Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announcing that she will be working with Sex Party leader Fiona Patten to develop a framework for rideshare services that “works for Victoria”.
Edrolo works with teachers to create curriculum-based video resources for senior high school students
Edrolo is a digital resource that helps teachers adopt technology in a meaningful way to boost engagement in the classroom.
Geelong’s Enterprise Monkey looks to take on the Indian sports market with its enterprise management solutions
Enterprise Monkey is a Geelong startup that looks to help small to medium enterprises overcome business challenges through the development of customised enterprise systems that easily integrate various processes and systems into one.
Victorian company National Drones is looking to bring drones to the masses by connecting licensed drone operators to consumers who need aerial photography, videography, spotting, or surveillance services around the country through a franchise model.
The Victorian Government may be trailing behind a number of other states in not having regulated ridesharing services such as UberX, but that hasn’t stopped the company from launching its food delivery service UberEATS in Melbourne today. Melbourne is the third city outside North America to get the service.
Cultivate Farms is simply described by its cofounders Sam Marwood and Tim and Tegan Hicks as a new financial model for the purchasing of farms.
Tech industry darling Slack, the team messaging platform now boasting over 2.3 million active daily users, has officially launched in Australia, today opening its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne. The new office, in the heritage Carlton Brewery site, will be home to 70 staff.
Just a few weeks after announcing the board of LaunchVic, the independent body taking charge of Victoria’s $60 million startup fund, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis has today announced the launch of an Innovation Expert Panel, which will look to strengthen Victoria’s position as a leader in Australian tech and innovation.
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.”
Geelong startup Pundit Connect wants to help businesses find great consultants in their existing networks
Like the ‘social media guru’, almost anyone can call themselves a ‘consultant’. It can be quite a vague job title, which means that for businesses who need consultants, it takes a lot of time to weed out the best. Geelong startup Pundit Connect has launched a platform to help. Targeting customers that are working on projects worth between $10,000 and $200,000, it allows users to post descriptions of their projects and receive competitive quotes for services.