St^rtup Gippsl^nd

Small start. Big vision.

If you have a new business - or even an idea for a new business - and a vision to make it national or global, we want to help you.

Startup Gippsland is a regional accelerator program which supports anyone in Gippsland wanting to develop, launch or scale their business. It includes public events such as meetups, one-off masterclasses and a pitch showcase of local startups.

For successful applicants, there is a 12-week program to accelerate the growth of your business, giving you the skills to quickly scale up.

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Am I a Startup?

For many people, ‘startup’ conjures up images of businesses founded in the garages of Silicon Valley. And while that’s true, the definition of startup is broader. Most people don’t realise they’re running startups until we point it out to them.

You’re eligible for Startup Gippsland if:

  • You’re based in Gippsland
  • You have a business or a business idea
  • You want to sell to a national or a global audience


We’d like to hear from you if:

  • You’re running an online store from your lounge room
  • You’re tinkering and inventing in the shed in your backyard
  • You’re working 9-5, then coming home to work on your side business
  • You’ve got an idea to solve a big problem in your industry, but don’t know how to make it into reality
  • You already run a small business and you want help to scale and take it to the next level
  • You already identify as a startup!

Our Partners

Startup Gippsland 2019 was a project by the Bass Coast Shire, Baw Baw Shire, Latrobe City and Wellington Shire councils, funded by LaunchVIC and delivered by GippsTech. If you'd like to become our Program Partner, please contact us.

Our content partner for the Startup Gippsland 12-week program is Startup Onramp. Founded by Colin Kinner, one of Australia’s top startup community leaders, Startup Onramp has been involved in delivering regional startup programs in over a dozen regions across 3 states.

Contact Startup Gippsland


+61 (0)3 5644 3321




PO Box 1412, Warragul VIC 3820

HQ: 15 Napier St, Warragul VIC 3820

(by appointment)