December 2018
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

LaunchVic is excited to host the first Thrive Conference this Wednesday 5 December in Geelong.

Nearly fully subscribed, our attendees will hear from local and international experts on topics such as how to build a startup community, building startup infrastructure and more!

Thrive is aimed at those working in local council, co-working and innovation hubs in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, the conference will provide a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and how to harness startup activity in small communities.

LaunchVic has funded Scale Investors to convert its existing investor education materials into an online course, increasing the availability of educational resources for investors and stakeholders, including those in rural and regional areas.

Scale's StartUP InvestED program is now open for Expressions of Interest.


LaunchVic is delighted to present the 2018 Victorian Ecosystem Mapping Report, delivered in partnership with dandolopartners, as part of our ongoing commitment to support Victoria’s thriving startup ecosystem.

2018’s report draws on data collected from over 2,700 Victorian startups and scaleups and provides the strongest view of the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s startup sector.



Expert-In-Residences (EIRs) for Coworking Spaces


LaunchVic has announced the first five coworking spaces to receive funding under its Experts-In-Residence (EIR) program. Under the EIR program, coworking spaces across Melbourne will now be able to boost more startups through access to experienced mentors.

United Co, The Commons, One Roof Coworking, Happy Spaces and Eastern Innovation Business Centre have been selected to host an EIR to provide business guidance, mentorship and support to their startup members.

Further funding is available through LaunchVic’s EIR program.



2018 has been a huge year for LaunchVic and Victoria's Startup Ecosystem. We are immensely proud of what we have achieved and thank you for your engagement. Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year.
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Last Month
The City of Ballarat launched Startup Ballarat, a program of meetups, hackathons, masterclasses and coworking trials supported by LaunchVic. 
The LaunchVic Team attended the MedTech's Got Talent Gala Dinner and got to see first hand the work being done by Victoria's amazing medtech startups. Congratulations to all of the winners.

LaunchVic were excited to meet and speak with His Royal Highness The Duke of York at the Victorian Innovation Hub.

Prince Andrew met with The MedTech Actuator, That Startup Show, SproutX, Startmate and Stone and Chalk who showed what a diverse and thriving startup sector we have 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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