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October 13, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free – $20.00


A Zoom event under the Chatham House rule
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Challenges, opportunities and impact of Start-ups in Victoria’s future

MF Digital with Kate Cornick

Hosted by:
Nina Christesen

October 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free – $20.00

The StartUp sector in Victoria is a rapidly growing part of Victoria’s future economic recovery as it can quickly adopt new ideas or approaches to problems and has a jobs multiplier effect.

In 2020 (prior to Covid-19), the sector doubled in just one year, with almost 1900 local start-ups worth $7 billion and 41% of these start-ups earning between $1-$10million in revenue up from just 10 per cent in 2018.

Understanding what is happening in the StartUp environment in Victoria offers a snapshot of the potential innovative and responsive growth in our future economy.

Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic the Victorian Government’s $60m initiative started in 2016 to accelerate start-ups, drive new ideas and create jobs in Victoria.

LaunchVic works in partnership with entrepreneurs, industry, business, the community, and educational institutions.

In this event Kate will outline the challenges and opportunities for start-ups at different phases of growth in Victoria, the new type of businesses being developed especially in Health, Enterprise, Data and Analytics and Commerce-accounting.

She will explain how investment works in supporting entrepreneurial founders, angel networks, pre accelerator funding and the Venture Capital landscape.

Kate brings a depth of experience in both business and academic/research. She has a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from Melbourne University.

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