Startup Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to create more founders, better founders. They are a community of over 15,000, working together to foster a thriving Victorian startup ecosystem.

Startup Victoria work in collaboration with entrepreneurs, industry, community and educational institutions to help accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.


Cicada Innovations is Australia’s pioneer deep tech Incubator, supporting startups and scaleups solving the world’s most pressing problems. Established in 2000, Cicada Innovations empowers innovators and high growth emerging deep tech companies from concept through to commercialisation, scale-up and acceleration. Our award-winning approach has helped more than 300 companies raise $350m+ in venture capital and government grants, file 500+ patents and trademarks and launch 700+ deep technology innovations globally. 


The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.


Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science research agency. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges using innovative science and technology.


LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup agency. We invest in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.


At LaunchVic, we’re fuelling the startup ecosystem by supporting entrepreneurs and investors to sustainably grow and deliver economic and cultural benefits for Victoria.

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The Victorian Cleantech Cluster is a newly established, industry-led cluster supporting Victoria to become a major hub for innovation, uptake and commercialisation of clean technology.


The VCC provides a platform for its members to come together, share expertise and receive advice to drive the uptake of clean technology and economic growth to transition to a more sustainable and circular economy.

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Heads Over Heels supports female entrepreneurs by connecting selected, growth-ready female founded and co-founded companies with senior business and community leaders. With the goal of increasing the representation of women leading high growth companies, we take practical steps to expedite business growth through our structured events.


At these, our selected Portfolio Company CEOs present their companies and 'Asks' to invited 'Connectors' and seek those all important game-changing connections to potential clients, investors and expertise. 


In 2020, Heads Over Heels is celebrating 10 Years of successful connections.


Since 2012, SBE Australia has been providing women with access to tools, networks and knowledge. SBE help women build and scale global, sustainable businesses.


Female founders face a unique set of challenges. SBE understand these challenges, in addition to those commonly faced by entrepreneurs. Their programs are designed to help female founders sharpen their plans, hone their skills and build a network for long term success.


The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is the peak national body that represents the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector.

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The Medical Technology Association of Australia is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA’s objective is to ensure the benefits

of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community.


MTAA represents 74 manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability.


WiT is the peak industry body for women in technology and life sciences within Queensland. WiT's vision is to advance, connect and empower women in technology and life sciences.

We are committed to:

  • Developing a strong and sustainable network for members and supporters with industry

  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with government, academia and industry

  • Advocating for our members on relevant issues to advance the presence and status of women in technology and life sciences

  • Providing development opportunities and adding value to our members.


The Australian Ocean Energy Group is an industry-led cluster formed to facilitate industry collaboration of the ocean energy industry to create significant value for Australia.  Our founding partners include leading energy organisations, Australian research institutions, plus innovators and SMEs drawn from across Australia and the world.


The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is a membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation comprised of National Office, eight Branches, and more than 1500 representatives from over 900 Australian companies who do business with China.

TiE fosters conscious entrepreneurship by providing mentoring, networking, education and funding opportunities to entrepreneurs.  They are a not for profit organisation and one of the world’s largest networks of entrepreneurs. 

Hatch Quarter is a technology startup incubator built on harnessing the value of inclusivity. The diverse capabilities and skillsets of our team, our community and our collaborative ecosystem of service providers and specialists support our projects with their area of expertise, enabling us to cover every aspect of the startup journey.

NSIH's vision and mission is to make space accessible to everyone and connect everyone to space. We are advancing Australia’s space innovation ecosystem with a framework for accelerated growth of Australia’s space economy over the next twenty years. We aim to deliver significant societal and economic benefits in Australia and globally.

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