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


It’s Science Week and Startup Tasmania hosted a fast and furious science slam on Thursday 20th August in place of its regular Northern Tasmania networking session. Lightening Shots challenged participants to give a 5 minute talk with no props and no powerpoints about a project they were working on that had...

Congratulations to Tasmanian startup Biteable, who showed just what Tasmanians are capable of at the final of The Big Pitch this week. Biteable was one of five startups selected from around Australia (and, apparently, South Africa!) to pitch live, on-stage in front of an audience and panel of judges for...

It’s amazing what a community of passionate people who have, on paper, nothing in common, can do when they put their minds to it. I recently had the privilege of attending the Australian of the Year awards in Canberra for 2015, representing our fine state as the Tasmanian Young Australian...

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