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$4.8 Million Funding Injection To Support Health Startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $4.8 million to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health and life sciences startups and bolster Melbourne’s reputation as a leading health tech hub in the Asia Pacific. The funding will be delivered through Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic and support seven successful recipients to deliver accelerator and education programs across […]

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Startups Connected To Government Procurement

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.5 million to run Australia’s first accelerator designed to help startups gain access to government procurement – CivVic Labs Accelerator. The program aims to increase the success rate of early-stage startups and help fuel their growth by providing the capital and in-kind resources required to work with government agencies. […]

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Aboriginal Entrepreneurship In Victoria On The Up

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the recipients of $1.37 million in funding to strengthen entrepreneurship and startup activity amongst Aboriginal Victorians. Supported by Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic, four organisations will deliver education, acceleration, incubation and mentoring programs that focus on startup thinking, global engagement and the use of disruptive technology for Aboriginal entrepreneurs. The […]

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Scott Morrison’s New Ministry Lacks Innovation

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dumped innovation from his cabinet, with the portfolio abolished entirely as part of his new Ministerial line up. Innovation covers important sectors such as startups, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and others and helps Australian businesses and organisations adapt to the changing world. Since July 2015 there have been six different […]

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Startup Investors Get A Multi-Million Dollar Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s startup sector with $2.35 million to improve local investor education and help create the next generation of startup angel and venture capital (VC) investors. As part of the new deal, Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic will fund the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship to deliver one of Australia’s first university-affiliated […]

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Co-Working Capital To Attract Experts-In-Residence

The Andrews Labor Government has announced more support for Victoria’s startup sector with a $500,000 boost for the state’s co-working spaces. LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, has unveiled a new program to encourage co-working spaces to appoint high-calibre, experienced startup professionals to support their residents. Through its ‘Expert-In-Residence’ (EIR) program LaunchVic will invest up to […]

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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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