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


The Australian Science and Innovation Forum, with the support of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, has recently completed an on-line survey to help to build a clearer picture of Australia’s innovation sector. It's a fascinating read with a smorgasboard of recommendations, with lots aimed specifically at startups!

National startup magazine StartupSmart has run a feature on the Tasmanian startup ecosystem in its latest edition. Startup Tasmania's James Riggall was interviewed for the piece, and he spoke of the recent Muru-D visit, the presentation by Blue Chilli's Seb Eckersley-Maslin - an expat Taswegian who is a legendary entrepreneur. Riggall...

Much has been going on in the world of startups in Tasmania, and Startup Tasmania is proud to be initiating and supporting many of these exciting and inspiring events. In this edition we provide a head's up on some not-to-be-missed events and a roundup of the highlights.  To stay up...

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