The wins just keep coming for the Victorian Government, with GoPro today announcing that it has chosen to establish its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne after partnering with the state government.
The Victorian Government is putting its money where its mouth is: just a few weeks after announcing $1 million in funding and five years of additional in-kind marketing support to get SydStart to move to Melbourne and rebrand to StartCon, the government has announced that it has made a significant investment to help customer service software startup Zendesk open a new Melbourne office.
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.
Fintech Census results reveal demand for fintech coworking hub in Melbourne and greater access to corporates and private funding
In August, Melbourne-based founder of peer-to-peer lending startup MoneyPlace launched the Fintech Census, an independent non-invasive 17-question survey, aimed at establishing a collective voice before developing of a comprehensive fintech vision and strategy for Melbourne (and Victoria more broadly). A total of 52 companies participated in the survey, representing more than 500 people working in fintech.
Melbourne’s first Fintech Census launched to establish a collective voice and better support mechanisms for local fintech community
Stuart Stoyan is urging fintech startups in Melbourne to complete a non-invasive 17-question survey as part of a broader initiative aimed at establishing a collective voice and creating better support mechanisms for Melbourne’s fintech community. Information gathered from the survey will be used to propose support from government, both at local and state levels, as well as corporates.