January 2019
What's On  -  Funding  -  Resources  - 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

2018 was a huge year for Victoria's Startup Ecosystem and the LaunchVic Team. We're so proud of the work that everyone has done to create the fifth fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world and can't wait for an even more epic 2019!
We are proud to launch Melbourne's newest innovation hub - Laneways. A place that combines ideas, startups, networks, events, accelerators and working spaces for a brighter startup economy within Victoria.

Born out of a desire to see Melbourne emerge as a global leader within entrepreneurship and innovation, Laneways provides a unique platform for individuals to connect and network to support future business growth.

Applications for the 2019 Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx) cohort are now open! 

Supported by LaunchVic, The MHx program provides early-stage, health-related start-up companies with the opportunity to access a world-class health system, and empowers clinicians and researchers to pursue an entrepreneurial mindset within a structured collaborative framework.  




Expert-In-Residences (EIRs) for Coworking Spaces


LaunchVic is seeking applications from coworking spaces seeking to provide access to experienced startup professionals (Experts-In-Residence or EIRs) to their resident startups and the broader Victorian startup ecosystem.

The purpose of this program is to support growth and learning opportunities for resident startups by attracting EIRs that will provide business guidance, mentorship and support for startups to improve their business capabilities. 



Did you know that Victoria is home to over 2,770 startups and scaleups?

LaunchVic’s comprehensive annual analysis of Victoria’s startup ecosystem reveals the State is cementing its position as a leading destination for startup success, with increased investment and support infrastructure driving rapid growth in new startup figures.


"We got to the States and then all the funding dried up and our visas got denied... pretty much when the whole crash happened."
- Xavier Shay, early Redbubble Engineer

Season 2 of LaunchVic's Scale Up podcast delves into the highs and lows of creating one of Victoria's most successful startups - Redbubble.

What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures?

Last Month
Last month LaunchVic hosted the Startup Community End of Year Celebration.Thank you to everyone that came and helped us celebrate all that made last year great. See who you can spot in the event photos here.
Skalata Ventures launched their LaunchVic funded, world-class accelerator program that will help early stage companies prepare to scale and grow into significant and sustainable businesses. More on this coming soon.

The LaunchVic team had a great time hosting the first Thrive Conference in Geelong. Over 33 Victorian Councils were represented at the event where speakers shared stories and advice on growing local startup communities. See all the photos 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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