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Support for startups and entrepreneurs

What is a startup company?

A startup or start up company refers to a new business that typically:

  • has been designed with the intention to scale up quickly
  • intends to grow beyond a solo founder, entrepreneur or self-employed individual
  • will face a high level of uncertainty and has a high chance of failing
  • if scaled up successfully has the potential to become large and influential

How Council can help you with your startup company

Discuss your idea

If you would like to develop your idea further but don't know how to go about it, contact our Economic Development Department and ask to speak to our Business Development and Engagement Officer.

We can put you in touch with the right people and organisations to take the next steps.

Phone 03 5734 6200 or email

Use our co-working space

If you need a space to work or you just want to get out of your study or home office, we have a co-working space available at Kilmore Library.

It's open every Friday from 9am to 5pm — no bookings necessary.

Visit our business events and workshops page for more information.

Subscribe to Startup Smart

Looking for news and information for start ups?

Subscribe to Startup Smart — a publication aimed at growth businesses and entrepreneurs.

Examples of startup companies

Below are links to articles on some successful startups in Australia.

This page was last updated on 18 February 2020.