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

Resources

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.

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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.

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Programs

Apply now for CivVic Labs!

We've just launched six new opportunities for Victorian startups to access valuable government procurement contracts through our CivVic Labs GovTech Accelerator program. The program’s third round of challenges will give local startups the chance to secure up to $185k each to build a product, work with a customer and help solve some of Victoria’s most pressing issues.

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New Angel Groups Provide Lifeline To Early-Stage Startups

More than $10 million in private sector capital is set to be unlocked to help over 40 early-stage Victorian startups as a result of new LaunchVic funding. Access to capital was identified as a serious issue for the startup sector, further exacerbated as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This funding will provide early-stage startups with a much-needed boost in terms of accessing seed investment. Discover more about this exciting news below.

  1. An Introduction to Angel Investing

    Events

    The latest edition to LaunchVic’s Angel Investing series 'An Introduction to Angel Investing'. Learn from experienced investors within the Victorian startup community; Carol Schwartz AO, Chris Gray and Kylie Frazer, on Angel Investing. The discussion centred around best practices and strategies on building up your portfolio. Watch webinar here.

  2. To Invest or Not To Invest?

    Events

    LaunchVic’s Angel Investing series continues with 'To Invest or Not Invest', in light of the current investment market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation examined the opportunities, risks, and insights from four of the Victorian startup ecosystem’s leading investment experts. Watch the event here.

  3. Best Practices for Angel Networks

    Research

    "The Victorian startup ecosystem is currently valued at $3.4billion, it delivered 40 per cent growth in economic value over the last 12 months." Best Practices for Angel Networks is the report commissioned by LaunchVic and conducted by Bella Private Markets, into the key trends and best practices of the global angel investment market. Discover more on how increasing the number of Angel Networks will boost the Victorian startup ecosystem into the future. Learn more

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Podcasts

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

Courses

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.

Research

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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