National FinTech Conference secured for two more years

Victoria’s fast growing financial technology sector received a boost today with the announcement that Australia’s largest fintech festival, Intersekt, has been secured by Melbourne for a further two years. The Victorian Government will sponsor Intersekt in both 2018 and 2019, bringing together more than a …

Historic Goods Shed transformed into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian …

Tech investment booms as Square sets up engineering hub

Global financial technology leader Square will establish its first engineering hub outside North America in Melbourne and expand its Australian headquarters, creating more than 60 new jobs and taking its local head-count beyond 100 employees. The Andrews Labor Government attracted Square’s Australian …

Innovative lending to boost Victoria’s finance sector

Victoria has become home to Australia’s first purpose-built small to medium enterprise (SME) lender after financial services firm Judo Capital opened its national headquarters in Melbourne today. The headquarters will create more than 100 full-time jobs over the next four years and benefit SMEs wanting to …

Melbourne makes FinTech push with two new hubs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced it will launch two new financial technology hubs to support local startups, attract investment and create jobs in this growing global industry. The Labor Government is partnering with two hub operators – Stone & Chalk and YBF Ventures, formerly known as York …

New Fintech Hub to drive Innovation, create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a financial technology hub in Docklands to boost local startups, attract investment and create new jobs in the fast growing industry that supports Victoria’s professional services sector. Fintech is growing in importance as new technologies change the face of the …