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.

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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.

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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.

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Runway unearths and supports startups in regional areas, giving them the opportunity to fast-track, grow and scale using Runway’s unique accelerator program

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Suggested Books for Growing Startup Communities

• The Lean Startup, Eric Ries • Zero to One, Peter Thiel • Grit, Angela Duckworth • Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City, Brad Feld

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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.

The Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE)

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