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


On 7th of December, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the Government’s Innovation Statement – a platform of 24 policies costing $1.1 billion over four years and covering 11 portfolios. The statement is a major shift from innovation being less tangible and more in the realms of white papers and recommendation...

Startup Tasmania are delighted to announce the composition of the board for 2016. As we received one nomination per position, an election was not necessary this year. It is pleasing that Startup Tasmania will again be in such competent hands.

It has been an extraordinary twelve months for our organisation since the 2014 AGM. The Board has focused on delivering events to inspire and support entrepreneurship in Tasmania – and deliver we have. We maintained the regular breakfast & evening drinks meetups in Hobart and Launceston, and started a new...

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