What is Startup Shakeup?
Startup Shakeup is a network for you, the movers, shakers, and change-makers in our community. It’s your ticket to networking and educational events that will support your mission to solve local problems and support causes that shape our future…
93% of Victorian startups are based in the Melbourne CBD, but not for long… Startup Shakeup is a collaboration with LaunchVic to expand the opportunities for startups to be created, and shakeups to survive and thrive, anywhere in Victoria with the right support and ecosystem.
Read more about our first year and stories from Startups involved:
To support North East Victorian entrepreneurs with their startups, to grow and develop their shakeups to thrive, and connect them to mentoring, resources and funding opportunities.
This will help our region respond to fast paced change and disruption by developing and retaining skills to take advantage of new technologies and ways of working.
Where can I do stuff?
You’ve got an idea that has been validated and are confident you have what it takes to your grow your startup and ensure your shakeup thrives
A shared office with flexible rent arrangements where you can host your business and collaborate with fellow founders away from home.
A workshop with advanced equipment to manufacture single-run products.
Meet our Team
Meet the crew behind Startup Shakeup.
- Ilena Young, Chair, Charles Sturt University
- Catherine Macmillan, Project Manager, Benalla Rural City Council
- Anne Shaw, North East Tracks LLEN
- Brett Ambrosio, GOTAFE
- Danielle Roberts, Mansfield Shire Council
- Guy Wilkinson, Indigo Shire Council
- Rachael Richards, Rural City of Wangaratta
- Emma Jones, GHD
Our Program Partners
Smart Seeds is a design-led innovation program founded by GHD that is offered throughout our region and builds the connections, capabilities and confidence of emerging leaders in regional communities.
JumpStartMe Business Idea Validation
JumpStartMe run workshops for people with startup ideas, to allow them to validate the ideas and progress them into sustainable, growing and scalable businesses. It was followed up with mentoring sessions with founder, Mark Cooper.
My Big Idea
My Big Ideas is a workshop for women without an idea, with too many ideas or with a very early stage business hunch. It helps women explore and land a concept they want to turn into a business.
The Sister School is a five-day program to equip women to startup or accelerate an early stage business. It has been specifically designed for women who are facing a range of barriers to workforce participation.
ACRE Understanding Social Enterprise
People, planet, and profit are the three elements at the heart of all social enterprises. The ACRE Understanding Social Enterprise two-day workshops introduce people with a social cause idea to the objectives, purpose, theories and practice of social enterprise.
CSU Organisational Entrepreneurship
Charles Sturt University’s Organisational Entrepreneurship three-day course is designed to develop, launch and grow innovative ideas and projects within organisations. The course combines entrepreneurial theory and research with practical business and management knowledge.