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A Recap of Impact Pitch Night 2019

Last Tuesday, Startup Victoria and Giant Leap Fund came together to deliver the third annual Impact Pitch Night—a pitch competition focusing on companies that fuse profit with purpose to make the world a better place and use their companies for good!  We had an amazing turnout and it was great to see so many people interested in...
Jared Jones 14 Oct '19
The crowd at Impact Pitch 2019, with a man standing in the front wearing a shirt that says, "Supporting business as a force for good."

CivVic Labs: New challenge announced!

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Department of Education and Training are looking to startups for new ways to encourage teens to be more active beyond organised sport. This challenge is a great opportunity to disrupt the way Victorian teens exercise with new innovations from HealthTech and SportsTech, key strengths of the...
hclark 11 Oct '19

World first farmer incubator launched in Victoria

What is believed to be the world’s first farmer incubator program is launching in 2020 and applications are open now. Cultivator is the name of the program and is an initiative of Cultivate Farms, which matches the best next generation aspiring farmers with farm investors to own and operate a farm together. Sam Marwood, Cultivate Farms...
Sammmarwood 18 Sep '19

Apply now for CivVic Labs Round 2!

WorkSafe, the Department of Transport and the Department of Premier and Cabinet are looking to early-stage startups to solve public sector challenges.  CivVic Labs is a challenge-based accelerator program for startups and founders looking to secure a government customer but unsure how to navigate the government procurement process. Over 3...
hclark 10 Sep '19

EduGrowth EdTech Business Plan Competition opens 9 September

Do you have an innovative business idea in the education technology and innovation space? The EduGrowth business plan competition is your chance to secure an equity free grant to help you get your edtech off the ground!  It’s a simple business plan competition designed to draw out new ideas that need some support to...
RuthJ 03 Sep '19

Innovation critical to the future of mining

The future of mining will be on display in October when Australia’s largest mining conference examines the impact of technology on every aspect from exploration to production. With a detailed presentation on the world’s first fully automated underground mine – operated by Australian company Resolute Mining – to a hub designed to...
IMARC 26 Aug '19

HoistAi - have you got a startup idea using AI?

We're looking for exceptional people making the world a better place. Hoist AI is a new accelerator established based on the recognition that AI is a rapidly growing group of technologies, with great potential to transform society both positively and negatively. At Hoist Ai we want to  harness the energy and vision of people who are driven...
alvaromaz 21 Aug '19