Our mission

Startup Tasmania exists to promote and support startup businesses across the state. We're an intelligent, dedicated group determined to build a strong future through invention and innovation.


Yup! Our focus is on businesses with plans to rapidly scale their offering. It doesn't matter if you're product or service based, how long you've been operating or which industry you associate with - what matters is your potential.

If you're opening a small retail shopfront to keep you busy until retirement, we're not much use to you. But, if your plan is to disrupt your industry by introducing some new-fangled way of operating said small retail shopfront, leading to an international franchise, we're all over that game.

Awesome! How do I get involved?

We're glad you asked! You could become a financial member or sponsor, volunteer your time or attend one of our events.  

Stay in touch with Tasmania's startup scene

All our latest news, discussion, comment and notifications are in the Startup Tasmania blog - get into it, make your feelings known, have your say. Anytime!

Latest posts


You know your sector’s made it when there is a TV series devoted to it, and even more so, you know you are creating some quality startup hype when that TV show comes to visit your town. So, BOOM on both counts as That Startup Show rolls into Hobart on...

Startup Spring, the celebration of Tasmanian entrepreneurs, innovators and startups continues with a big week of events ahead of us.  We have a bumper set of events for you this week, launching new startup spaces, new initiatives, innovation survey results and regular social events. 

  Tasmanian entrepreneurs, innovators and startups will be celebrated as Startup Tasmania hosts its third year of Startup Spring, a three-week long national festival celebrating technology, startups and entrepreneurship. The Minister for Information Technology and Innovation, the Hon Michael Ferguson MP, launched Startup Spring 2015 last night at a function...

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