City of Melbourne


Government and Telstra data gives start-ups chance to improve Melbourne’s urban planning

6:42PM | Friday, 21 June 2013 |  Melbourne has topped lists for the world’s most liveable city and is now seeking to further improve that status with a call-out to start-ups to help it fix urban planning challenges.

Launch48 returns to Melbourne looking to be pitch perfect

5:22PM | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 |  Launch48, the weekend-long gathering for budding entrepreneurs, is to return to Melbourne with a greater emphasis on improving start-ups’ pitching skills.

Sydney and Melbourne among world’s top 25 start-up ecosystems

4:40PM | Thursday, 12 April 2012 |  Sydney and Melbourne are among the world’s top 25 start-up ecosystems, according to new findings, ranked 21st and 22nd respectively, but experts say they should be higher up the list.

Making waves in mature Melbourne

4:05PM | Monday, 2 April 2012 |  Melbourne has the population, infrastructure and markets to become a global hotbed for start-up activity. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

$25k grants for surging social enterprise sector

2:16PM | Friday, 10 February 2012 |  Social enterprise start-ups in Melbourne can now apply for the latest round of grants from the City of Melbourne, including funding and mentoring, to the tune of $25,000.

Enspire cleans up at Business3000 awards

10:44PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  IT solutions provider Enspire was named business of the year at today’s Business3000 awards, also taking out an innovation award, while Illumination and Gerwurzhaus were also honoured.

City of Melbourne defends retail assistance efforts

10:33PM | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 |  The City of Melbourne council has defended its record of supporting retailers, despite ongoing fears of CBD small businesses being overlooked by consumers in favour of large suburban shopping centres.

Three start-ups among City of Melbourne grant recipients

10:47PM | Wednesday, 5 October 2011 |  Five small businesses have received grants up to $30,000 from the City of Melbourne as part of its Small Business Grants Program, which includes a category specifically for start-ups.

City of Melbourne splashes out $110,000 on start-up grants

11:55PM | Monday, 29 November 2010 |  Seven small firms have been allocated $110,000 between them as part of the City of Melbourne’s Small Business Grants Program.