About LaunchVic

The Victorian Government established LaunchVic in March 2016 to support the development and growth of the local startup ecosystem.

LaunchVic’s mission is to build capability and confidence in the startup ecosystem to ensure we have a thriving startup state of Victoria.

Central to this is our funding program, where we give grants to businesses or intermediaries that run services for startups in areas where we have identified gaps, for example accelerators programs for migrants and refugees, or women in tech.

But we are more than just grants, we work to engage the Victorian community in the startup ecosystem through advocacy, partnerships and events and to position Victoria as an internationally recognised startup ecosystem by creating awareness of Victoria’s key startup strengths.

Philip Dalidakis

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, LaunchVic

Elana Rubin

Deputy Chair, LaunchVic

Dr Kate Cornick

CEO, LaunchVic