Aimed at those working in local council, co-working and innovation hubs in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, these resources will provide a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and how to harness startup activity in small communities.
Startup Guide and Toolkit for Local Government
The Startup Guide and Toolkit for Local Government aims to encourage greater participation by Victorians in the startup sector.
It acts as an important asset for local government to actively identify and tap into startup and entrepreneurial activity in their local areas.
Tristonne Forbes, founder of Pathwize, speaking at LaunchVic's Thrive Conference 2018. Photo by Tim Carrafa
Five things local councils should do to fuel startup growth
Smart Company's Stephanie Palmer Derrien summarises the learnings from LaunchVic's inaugural Thrive Conference, aimed at educating and bringing together local councils from across the state that are working in the startup space.
• The Lean Startup, Eric Ries
• Zero to One, Peter Thiel
• Grit, Angela Duckworth
• Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City, Brad Feld
Photo sourced from ACRE
The Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship
The Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE) is a for-purpose organisation that exists to build thriving rural communities through igniting entrepreneurship in young people and their communities.
ACRE is informed by international best practice in rural community rejuvenation and has been applying these principles and programs in Victoria since 2013.