June 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

We are Mapping Victoria's Startup Ecosystem and we need your help!

This survey provides the single largest source of economic data currently available on the Victorian startup ecosystem and is one of the most important tools LaunchVic has to be able to advocate effectively for the sector.

The survey takes just 10 minutes to complete. Please share with your networks.

LaunchVic is in the process of creating Victoria's Digital Hub.

A website
for founders, investors, community builders, academic institutions, government and corporate stakeholders, both local and abroad, to collaborate, inform and grow Victoria's Startup Community.

If you've got any ideas for what you'd like to see in this space please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!


LaunchVic is sponsoring the 2018 Australian Sports Analytics Conference on Friday 10 August.

The annual conference focuses on the role of data, digital and technology in the Australian and global sports, media and entertainment industries.

Melbourne is recognised as a global leader in the life sciences and healthtech sectors and the Sports Analytics Conference helps to tell the stories of Melbourne's startups working in this space.


The HealthTech Startup Sector


Applications are now open for LaunchVic's newest funding round focused on the healthtech startup sector - including medtech, biotech, pharma, health & ageing services and disability services.

LaunchVic is holding an online information session on Wednesday 13 June. Register Here



LaunchVic-Funded Courses

If you have a startup or work in a startup LaunchVic has a wide-range of free or low cost education and training courses available across topics ranging from export and growth skills, personal leadership and development through to investment and marketing support. 

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? 

Impact Co. Graduation
12 June 2018

Impact Co.'s Graduation will celebrate the achievements of the first cohort of their incubator program.
Scaling up - Start in the Boardroom 
15 June 2018
Led by two seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced board directors, this workshop will teach founders about the importance of governance and your role as directors.
Agile Aus Conference
18-19 June 2018

The 10th anniversary of the AgileAus Conference is taking place on 18-19 June at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium. The AgileAus18 keynotes include a host of global thought leaders in tech and innovation.

Startmate Regional Tour Mansfield
19 June 2018

With the support of LaunchVic, Startmate is hosting Regional Pitch Coaching Workshops to help founders hone their pitch. The workshops are free.
Rocket Seeder Pitch Night
25 June 2018

LaunchVic funding recipient, Rocket Seeder celebrates food and agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship with their pitch and demo night, showcasing the latest innovations from 10 entrepreneurial teams.
How to tell the story of your startup
29 June 2018
Character's "How to tell the story of your startup" workshop series is designed explicitly for startup founders who want to generate meaningful PR and marketing results. 
Last Month
LaunchVic sponsored, Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference was a huge success. The conference attracted over 270 attendees over two days with TedX style talks and skill-building workshops. Minister Philip Dalidakis opened the conference with a speech calling on the Australian business community to help get more women into leading technology roles.
Last month we attended the MAP18 Accelerator Launch at the amazing Plaza Ballroom. Over 1000 people from Melbourne's startup ecosystem came together to welcome the ten startups that make up the Melbourne Accelerator Program's 2018 cohort.
We hosted the first ever LaunchVic Startup Expo at Inspire9 last month showcasing LaunchVic founder education courses and accelerator programs to around 400 Victorian startup founders and employees. See the photo gallery HERE
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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