Startup Central Victoria: Opportunities for emerging regional businesses

La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship is supporting the delivery the newly created Startup Central Victoria program, led by the City of Greater Bendigo, which aims to accelerate and scale startup businesses in Central Victoria. The suite of program activities will connect new entrepreneurs and businesses looking to expand, with established entrepreneurs, industry leaders, developers and designers.

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6pm Thursday 30 September

Looking for an idea to inspire a start-up or business in Central Victoria?
Join our panel of industry speakers to learn more about key regional opportunities:

Digital 100Gig initiative
Supply chain security
Circular economy
Health and wellbeing
Increasing food chain value
Train stop and small-town renewal


6pm Friday 15 October to 6pm Sunday 17 October

Got a great idea for a new business or interested in seeing how a complete, new business can be built in just a weekend?
Delivered online, this will be high energy learning and creating in a team environment. Open to individuals and teams, experts, coaches and mentors will provide support including coding and design if required.


25 October 2021 to 1 April 2022

Startup Central Victoria’s 12-week Accelerator Program will be open to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs 18 years + (individuals and teams) that are looking to startup or scaleup a business idea. Entry will be open to early-stage founders through to those wishing to scaleup to national and international markets. Teams will be supported by experts, coaches, and mentors.