Learn more from one of our founders, Emma.
About 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.
Our Goals & Vision
The Vision: North East Victoria will be a leader and role model for regional innovation eco-systems in Australia by 2030
Support North East Victorian entrepreneurs with their Startups, Shakeups and Innovations
To support growth and development for our Shakeups, Startups and Innovators to thrive
Connect the network to advisors, resources and funding opportunities
Help develop and retain skills in our region to take advantage of new technologies and ways of working
Meet our Team
Meet the crew behind Startup Shakeup.
Startup Shakeup is a regional collaboration thanks to a $400,000 grant from LaunchVic with five council partners in Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, and Wangaratta, managed by Benalla Rural City Council, in partnership with Charles Sturt University, GOTAFE and NE Tracks LLEN.
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 Partner Programs
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.
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.
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.