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 …

Gippsland companies ready to take on China

Ten businesses from the Latrobe Valley and broader Gippsland area recently met face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies as part of a Victorian Government trade mission that will help the region’s economy to diversify and grow. The mission was led by Minister for Small Business Innovation and …

LaunchVic to support Migrant and Refugee Startups

Projects that support Victorian migrants and refugees to develop startup businesses are being sought as part of LaunchVic’s third round of funding. The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup fund, LaunchVic, today unveiled its new forward plan and announced it will encourage more migrants and …

Melbourne well on its way to being ‘Cyber Ready’

Victoria is continuing its push towards becoming the first truly cyber ready city in Australia with the launch of Cyber Victoria, a program that will strengthen Victoria’s position at the centre of Australia’s rapidly growing cyber security ecosystem. The Cyber Victoria Program will be delivered by …

Victoria strengthening research ties with Jiangsu

The Andrews Labor Government is funding research and development partnerships between five Victorian research organisations and five innovative organisations from Jiangsu Province – Victoria’s sister state. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis met with the Jiangsu …

Victorian companies ready to take on China

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing local businesses face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies, showcasing the state’s fintech expertise and promoting Victoria’s food and fibre, engineering and professional services sectors as part of a ministerial trade mission to China. Small …

New funding for Jewish Community Infrastructure and Cultural Precincts

Jewish Victorians will be given more opportunity to gather as a community with extra funding to construct and restore community halls, centres and precincts. Four Jewish community groups across Victoria are set to receive more than $1 million to support places where they can celebrate, congregate and take part in …