October 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

LaunchVic has partnered with the Victorian Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund to launch CivVic Labs. CivVic Labs brings government and startups together to solve public sector challenges and deliver better outcomes for Victorians.

CivVic Labs is an accelerator program that applies innovative and agile startup thinking to government needs, in turn contributing to scaling Victorian startups and creating more jobs.

CivVic Labs is housed in the Victorian Innovation Hub. Startups will be selected for the accelerator program via a competitive online process reviewing their proposed solutions to the public-sector’s challenges and their capacity to deliver it in collaboration with their respective government partners.



Entrepreneurial Programs for Aboriginal Victorians


Last month LaunchVic announced the recipients of $1.37 million in funding to strengthen entrepreneurship and startup activity amongst Aboriginal Victorians.

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 four organisations that will share in the funding are Barayamal, Global Sisters, Ngarrimili  and Ngamai Moorroop Wilin – RMIT.


Health Startup Sector


Yesterday LaunchVic announced $4.8 million of funding to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s health & life sciences startups and bolster Melbourne’s reputation as a leading HealthTech hub in Asia Pacific.

Seven successful recipients will receive funding to deliver accelerator and education programs across Victoria. A number of the programs will leverage the state’s largest hospital networks to ensure innovation and validation of health startup problems.

Importantly the selected programs will build capability in health startups that will enable them to thrive in the global market to drive further growth into Victoria’s booming health sector, which currently contributes $30 billion a year to the state. Two programs will also support growth of the HealthTech angel investor community.



Laneways is curated to bring you the best advice for founders and investors in the Victorian startup ecosystem.

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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? 

Wearable Technologies Conference
03-04 October 2018 

Interested in wearables, IoT & new tech? Learn how wearables digitize the healthcare industry, find out more about the new era of fitness wearables and the latest enabling technologies. Supported by LaunchVic.
Startmate Demo Day
11 October 2018 

Startmate invests in extraordinary founders who are changing the way we work, live and play, and they're powered by the most successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Australia. Demo Day showcases this talent.
A11y Camp
17 October 2018

A11y Camp is an annual accessibility professional development event where people can come together, share and learn from each other, geek out, make friends, and add their own knowledge into the mix.
Last Month
LaunchVic unveiled the recipients of $1.37 million in funding specifically designed to support start-ups and entrepreneurship among Indigenous communities. The launch event included a panel with the recipients sharing moving stories on how they will build and support the startup ecosystem together.
We celebrated the launch of the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship’s VC Catalyst program. The program will be open to local and international high net-worth individuals, family office investment managers, corporate venturing team members, emerging and future venture fund managers, and current and potential angel investors.

Funded by LaunchVic, Hatch Quarter launched their Startup Playbook for Migrants and Refugees in Victoria with an inspiring event at the Docklands Library. The Playbook is designed as a guide to give all budding entrepreneurs the tools they need to get their startup idea off the ground in Victoria. 

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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