July 2018
What's On  -  Funding  -  Resources  -  Events  -  Last Month

Our monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with the activity we are leading or supporting to enhance the growth of Victoria's startup ecosystem. Please forward this to friends, colleagues and entrepreneurs with an interest in LaunchVic.

What's On

Brought to you by LaunchVic, the second annual Yeah Nah Summit showcases the best of our State’s startup founders. Earlybird pricing ends this week, so secure your spot!

Exploring the theme of Building Founding Teams, Yeah Nah 2018 has lessons for anyone looking to surround themselves with the right people, nurture strong team cultures and be equipped to tackle complex startup challenges.


LaunchVic, in partnership with dandolopartners are mapping the Victorian Startup ecosystem.

That’s right, the whole thing! It’s a huge task and we can’t do it without your help.

Now in it's final days, if you're a Victorian startup we ask for just ten minutes of your time.

Startups that respond go in the draw to win 5K.


Proudly supported by LaunchVic, That Startup Show is rebooting for an all new season 2!

That Start Up Show is Australia’s number one show about startup culture. It’s an award winning live / online TV series focusing on the fast-growing entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it. 



World Class Accelerators


More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment, including a $7 million injection from LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency, with the establishment of 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 also in the early stages of establishing a Melbourne-based program.

The programs will cater for a mix of startups from early-stage through to scaleups and include a generalist accelerator and two specialist accelerators to reflect Victoria’s key startup strengths in Life Sciences and SportsTech.


Supporting Local Council Startup Communities


LaunchVic announced last week a $2.4 million investment to improve access and participation for communities in the state’s startup ecosystem.

Fifteen projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria will receive funding ranging from $50,000 to $400,000 to support startup and entrepreneurial activity in their local regions.

Projects include bootcamps, mentoring, meetups, hackathons, masterclasses and workshops.

Congratulations to our wonderful funding recipients!

See the full list of recipients and projects HERE


Laneways is curated to bring you the best advice for founders and investors in the Victorian startup ecosystem. If you want to learn about running or investing in startups Laneways will send tricks and tips straight to your email inbox!


Nominated for podcast of the year, Scale Up is our podcast about startups in Melbourne scaling to global success. What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures? 

ACMI Xcel EOI Closing
13 July 2018

Last days for creativetech startups to apply for ACMIXcel, Australia's only museum-led creativetech accelerator supported by LaunchVic! EOI closes this Friday.
Enterprising Partnerships Cultov8 Hackathon
14-15 July 2018

Cultov8 will run a free Business Startup Weekend for migrants and refugees in Ballarat. Due to high demand, numbers are limited. Register now!
Startup Vic Pitch Night
31 July 2018
Startup Victoria will partner with Tesserent this month for a Cybersecurity Pitch Night, to showcase four up-and-coming startups that are looking to impact and shape the cybersecurity industry. There will be a room full of enthusiasts, investors, and industry professionals from a variety of industries.
Melbourne Entrepreneurship Gala
08 August 2018
The Melbourne Entrepreneurship Gala is the showcase event of the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP). The Gala connects the ‘who’s who’ of entrepreneurship with some of Australia’s brightest young talent, in an event which focuses on community and collaboration, and celebrating the diversity of the entrepreneurial eco-system in this country.
IMPACT7 2018
09 August 2018
IMPACT7 is a one-day showcase of the latest wave of Australian research making a huge impact on our globe. From addressing gaps in existing medical technology to transforming our waste into new energy sources to uncovering the mysteries of space; presenters will offer solutions to some of the future’s greatest challenges. 
Last Month
Italian Innovation Day was a fantastic opportunity to meet eight amazing Italian startups and to learn more about Italy's innovation ecosystem. 
Last month we celebrated the startups in the disability and health and human services sector that graduated from Impact Co's first incubator program. 
Rocket Seeder's Autumn Crop 18 Pitch Night showcased the best in Victoria's AgTech and FoodTech startups!  Celebrating the achievements of their latest cohort, attendees got to hear, see, and taste the latest innovations from the 10 entrepreneurial teams.
About LaunchVic

LaunchVic is Victoria's startup agency. Our role is to grow Victoria's startup ecosystem by investing in organisations and projects that support startups to scale innovative companies, and deliver benefits to the Victorian economy.
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