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More Than $13 Million To Accelerate Victorian Startups

More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government to establish three world-class accelerators in Victoria. As part of the LaunchVic funding round, two Australian teams – SBE Australia and Skalata Ventures – will establish and operate accelerator programs exclusive to Victoria. Techstars, an international organisation, is […]

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Funding Boost To Fuel Regional Startups

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to boost access and participation in the state’s booming startup sector, with a focus on regional Victorian communities. The funding will be invested through LaunchVic and will support 15 projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria – ranging from $50,000 to $400,000 to support startup and […]

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$1.2 Million To Extend Shepparton WiFi

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.2 million to connect more residents, visitors and businesses in the Shepparton region by partnering with the City of Greater Shepparton to extend the free public Wi-Fi network beyond the central business district. The project will help boost the region’s visitor economy and enhance digital inclusion by connecting people […]

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Melbourne Lands Another Of The Nation’s Best Tech Events

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit and Digital Disruptors Awards, one of Australia’s premier tech events, will now call Melbourne home. The Labor Government has invested heavily in making Victoria the technology capital of Australia — on par with Singapore and Hong Kong as the […]

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Melbourne Secures Five Premier Life Science Conferences

Melbourne has secured five premier international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020 – boosting Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s leading medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, and Biotech Invest Conferences in 2019 and 2020 are expected to attract thousands of delegates from […]

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Malcolm Turnbull Abandons Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will continue to support the eradication of mobile black spots in regional Victoria, despite the Turnbull Liberal Government abandoning its Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP). Despite an $80 billion tax cut for big business, the Federal Budget doesn’t deliver any extra funding for the MBSP, even though thousands of regional Victorians […]

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Spotlight On Victoria’s Growing Health Startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced new funding to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health startups and capitalise on one of Victoria’s leading industries. Delivered by Victoria’s startup development agency, LaunchVic, the funding will support accelerator and education programs focused on the health sector – including medtech, biotech, pharma, health and ageing services and disability […]

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C2 Headquarters Creates 100 Jobs In Melbourne

The creator of one of the world’s most innovative business conferences has established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne creating 100 jobs between now and 2020. Founded by Cirque Du Soleil and Sid Lee, the Montreal based company aims to encourage businesses to think differently about the way they operate no matter whether they are […]

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Mobile Coverage For Regional Train Passengers

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace. About a quarter of V/Line’s Vlocity trains are now fitted with mobile signal boosters, with more trains set to roll out each week until the […]

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Supporting Aboriginal Businesses And Entrepreneurs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced new grants to benefit Aboriginal businesses, entrepreneurs and startups and a $750,000 funding package for Kinaway, Victoria’s Aboriginal chamber of commerce. Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic has opened a round of grants designed to improve access and participation in the state’s startup community for Aboriginal Victorians. The grants of up […]

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