19 May 2020: Early-stage startups have always needed help to get off the ground, but never more so than now, with the lack of access to capital made more difficult by coronavirus. LaunchVic have just announced funding of angel networks to help startups connect with the private sector. We spoke with its CEO, Kate Cornick, late last year about the role LaunchVic plays in the world of startups and scale ups, and the importance of mentoring.
This following article and video were originally published on 8 October 2019.
WATCH THE VIDEO: Supporting our entrepreneurial community is all in a day’s work for LaunchVic.
Do you know the difference between a startup and a scale up? Kate Cornick, who heads up LaunchVic, the state’s dedicated startup agency supporting entrepreneurs involved in everything from medtech to fintech to artificial intelligence, can fill you in.
It’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Victoria’s startup community is maturing, building on the state’s reputation as Australia’s tech hub, and establishing a foundation for the state’s future growth. And LaunchVic, established in 2016, continues to be a driving force behind its success.
That success includes developing partnerships globally, and attracting international talent and organisations to Melbourne.
And we’re doing just that, with major US tech companies like Zendesk, Slack, Square, Hired, and Stripe choosing Melbourne to establish their Asia Pacific headquarters.
It’s an exciting time for Victoria’s startup ecosystem, which is valued at $3.4 billion and growing rapidly year on year.
Watch our video interview with LaunchVic’s CEO Kate Cornick for insights and tips.