LaunchVic is curating resources and assistance programs to help the Victorian Startup Community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Government Support

There’s a huge range of information from the Victorian State and Federal Governments to assist businesses, including startups to help them respond to the changing conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Other Startup Support

Many organisations are opening up their platforms to help businesses and startups adapt to the challenging business environment presented by COVID-19.

LaunchVic News


Startup Victoria Receives Funding

LaunchVic has provided $225,000 to Startup Victoria to run its ‘Startup Success Series’ for new and early-stage startup founders to survive and succeed beyond the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


LaunchVic Board Update

The Minister for Innovation, the Hon Jaala Pulford has announced changes to the LaunchVic Board. We welcome Leigh Jasper as LaunchVic Chair along with Ilona Charles, Aneetha de Silva and Teresa Engelhard as incoming Directors.

  1. Melbourne's Startup Ecosystem Valued at US$4.8 Billion


    The 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report from Startup Genome & Global Entrepreneurship Network is out now with data and insights from Melbourne's Startup Ecosystem. Melbourne’s startup ecosystem has Generated US$4.8 billion/AU$7 billion in Ecosystem Value in the past 12-months! Discover more via the #GSER2020 report here.

  2. Support for artificial intelligence (AI) scaleups


    LaunchVic will contribute $1.5 million to the establishment of Australia’s first multimillion-dollar accelerator and investment fund for Artificial Intelligence (AI) scaleups. Boab AI in partnership with Artesian, Victorian universities and Artesian’s international partner programs, will unlock millions of dollars of private sector capital to help high growth AI scaleups. Learn more

  3. Startups key to economic future


    A new report from Deloitte Access Economics has found that Victorian startups will continue to create thousands of high-skilled jobs and have the potential to play an important role in Victoria’s economic future in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more via the full report here.



Scale Up

A podcast about startups and scaleups founded in Melbourne scaling to global success. What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures? Listen to the all three seasons now!

Our Programs


Startup Support Courses

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


State of HealthTech - Victoria

To complement our health startup funding, LaunchVic has a new research report that looks at the challenges and opportunities in Victoria so that we can continue to position Victoria as a globally recognised HealthTech hub.

  • Tech startups key to Victorian economy

  • Digital Marketplaces

  • Startup Investment Snapshot

  • Mapping Victoria’s Startup Ecosystem



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