In 2017, City of Melbourne released the Startup Action Plan for Melbourne, to support more innovative businesses to start, grow and go global from Melbourne.

Over the next four years, we will deliver a range of initiatives that will be relevant to entrepreneurs and startups at all stages of growth.

This is the place to come for regular updates on initiatives, to learn about the great talent in our city, to ask questions and access new networks, and to find out about funding, knowledge, and promotional opportunities on offer.



Melbourne's startup community

Here is a map of Melbourne's startup ecosystem. You can explore each industry by colour. If you're part of a startup and would like to connect, complete the form below.

Startup map categories

Join the ecosystem

Complete the form below to join the Startup map.

SECTION 1: Your startup

Tell us about your startup and help us map the location of Melbourne’s most innovative businesses.

This information will be made public on City of Melbourne websites for research purposes.

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SECTION 2: Your contact details

Provide your contact details to stay in touch. We will let you know about:

  • Grants and funding, events, festivals and public programming
  • Open innovation challenges
  • Learning and mentoring
  • Promotional and marketing opportunities

This information will be kept private as per our privacy standards and will be used for the purpose of contacting you with opportunities only.