Gtr masthead v5

LaunchVic issues start-up guide for councils


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 14 December, 2017


Dq5 rbgw4aqpwhh.jpg large

LaunchVic has issued a new start-up guide and toolkit to help local governments support and develop their local start-up communities.

The package includes how-to guides for hackathons, meetups, makerspaces and supporting start-up pitching, start-up needs at various stages of their development, funding guidelines for start-up initiatives and other key information.

LaunchVic will also provide a new round of grants worth up to $100,000 for local councils for one-year programs aimed at assisting start-ups, such as meetup groups, mentoring programs and hackathons.

Applications for the sixth round of grant funding will be open until 22 March. Joint submissions from multiple councils will be considered and may be eligible for more than $100,000 in funding.

“Start-ups will play a huge role in the future economy of Victoria, both in the city and in the regions, so we need to support regional start-ups however we can,” Victorian Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis said.

“We’re making it fair for regional Victorians by giving them access to the same education and resources that those in the city have.”

Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook

Related News

US state CIOs want new IT operating model

The US National Association of State CIOs has published a research note on the need for a new...

Accenture partners with SCCANZ

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has expanded its network, with Accenture...

National Smart Cities Awards categories revealed

The jury and award categories have now been announced for the National Smart Cities Awards Program.


  • All content Copyright © 2018 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd