News & Analysis

Victoria announces diverse Innovation Expert Panel to guide government on innovation and disruption

- February 12, 2016 2 MIN READ

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.

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News & Analysis

Women outnumber men on LaunchVic advisory board

- January 29, 2016 2 MIN READ

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.

News & Analysis

Victorian Government brings promised $60 million startup fund to life through independent body LaunchVic

- November 27, 2015 2 MIN READ

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.”

Profiles

Geelong startup Pundit Connect wants to help businesses find great consultants in their existing networks

- November 26, 2015 3 MIN READ

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.