Bendigo Small Businesses going for Gold

More than 30 events designed to help local small businesses grow and create more jobs will take place across Bendigo over the coming month. Winter Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila OAM, who used a sports injury as motivation to build a successful small business, is one of many inspirational speakers at this …

International Education Awards open to applicants

Applications have opened for the annual Victorian International Education Awards that celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Victoria’s best and brightest international students. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today officially launched the awards and encouraged …

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Culture Amp HQ up and running

Culture Amp, one of Victoria’s most successful home-grown startups, will create 200 new local technology jobs with the opening of its global headquarters and Asia Pacific engineering hub in Melbourne. Premier Daniel Andrews today officially opened the new headquarters and congratulated the company on its …

Latest cohort of Hamer Scholars announced

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the recipients of the 2017 Hamer Scholarship Program, with 40 Victorians awarded an immersive study experience at a nominated university in China, Japan, Korea or Indonesia. Hamer Scholarship recipients are given the opportunity to undertake intensive language training …

Cutting Red Tape for Tourism and Visitor Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for feedback on its second Small Business Regulation Review (SBRR), which aims to reduce red tape and regulatory burden for tourism and visitor-focused small businesses in Victoria. The second SBRR focuses on the visitor economy and has identified five focus areas to prompt …

Inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs

The Andrews Labor Government is proudly supporting the 2017 girledworld Leadership Summit to boost gender equality across the workforce and inspire the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs. At the two day summit at the University of Melbourne, girls in years 7 to 12 will hear from female leaders and …

500 Startups launches in Melbourne

On Monday night Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis joined the team from Victoria’s Innovation Startup Fund LaunchVic in celebrating the creation of 500Melbourne, the local program of 500startups. Minister Dalidakis welcomed 500Startups Founding Partner Dave McClure to …

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 …