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Victoria’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite national declines

Victoria’s startup ecosystem is demonstrating significant momentum, despite the state’s lower density of startups and scaleups compared to other cities. Since 2010, the number of firms operating in Victoria has been growing at a rate of 23% annum, outpacing the average among comparably sized ecosystems. The annual 2018 Victorian Ecosystem […]
Victoria’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite national declines
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Victoria is giving startups a slice of the government’s contracts pie

Governments procure large amounts of goods and services from the private sector each year but accessing those contracts is difficult for startups. It was recently flagged as a key issue facing startups by LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency. In response, the agency has teamed up with the Victorian Government to launch […]
Victoria is giving startups a slice of the government’s contracts pie
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Stone & Chalk is launching a ‘mega-hub’ in Melbourne

Fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk is launching a “mega-hub” in Melbourne. The launch coincides with the opening of a new home for the Victorian Government’s startup agency, LaunchVic, also in the Goods Shed North, where Stone & Chalk Melbourne will now be housed alongside CSIRO’s Data61, Startmate, Stone & […]
Stone & Chalk is launching a ‘mega-hub’ in Melbourne
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Victoria’s startup community has raised nearly $800 million since 2012

Victorian startups have harnessed at least $790 million across more than 500 capital raises over the last five years according to new figures from the LaunchVic, the state government’s startup investment body. The figure is just an initial snapshot and LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick is now calling on any […]
Victoria’s startup community has raised nearly $800 million since 2012
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Philanthropist Laura Anderson has replaced Ahmed Fahour as LaunchVic’s chair

The Victorian government has finally found a replacement for its $60 million startup accelerator LaunchVic, handing the chairperson’s role to businesswoman and philathropist Laura Anderson. Anderson, who already chairs the Melbourne Fashion Festival, SVI Global and the Good Foundation, replaces former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour who stepped down in […]
Philanthropist Laura Anderson has replaced Ahmed Fahour as LaunchVic’s chair
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One of the world’s biggest startup accelerators is opening up in Melbourne

Silicon Valley’s legendary accelerator program, 500 Startups, is opening up in Melbourne after the Victorian government’s LaunchVic program agreed to tip $2 million into its launch. The deal will see the organisation get behind at least 40 Australian startups over the next two years, also offering them access to the […]
One of the world’s biggest startup accelerators is opening up in Melbourne
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Women outnumber men on new Victorian government startup board

LaunchVic, an independent body launched by the Victorian government to look over its $60 million startup fund has announced it will be the first group in the Australian innovation sector to have women outnumbering men on its board. Announced this morning at the Above All Human conference in Melbourne, LaunchVic’s […]
Women outnumber men on new Victorian government startup board