Topic: Technology and innovation

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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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 Mobile Coverage For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the locations of its latest round of mobile phone towers as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project (VMBSP). The Labor Government is partnering with Optus and Telstra to build 28 new mobile towers across Victoria, with the towers set to cover around 2,000 square kilometres and connect […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

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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Victoria Welcomes Google To Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria. The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for local tech workers, with more than 100 desks […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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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Global Tech Firm Activates Australian HQ And R&D Hub

Global network analytics company, Niometrics, today announced Melbourne will host its new research and development (R&D) hub and Australia-New Zealand headquarters, creating at least 30 jobs. The move underpins Victoria’s growing status as Australia’s top innovation and tech state. Global tech leaders such as Alibaba, Dialog, Square, Slack, Live Tiles and CyberGym have all recently […]

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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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Victoria Ideal Home For New Space Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to make Victoria the home of the new Australian Space Agency – to grow Victoria’s thriving space industry, create jobs and boost the state’s economy. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined Victorian Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples and Associate Professor Alan Duffy at […]

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