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About Startup Shakeup

Startup Shakeup is a network for you, the movers, shakers, and change-makers in our community. It’s your ticket to networking and educational events that will support your mission to solve local problems and support causes that shape our future…

93% of Victorian startups are based in the Melbourne CBD, but not for long… Startup Shakeup is a collaboration with LaunchVic to expand the opportunities for startups to be created, and shakeups to survive and thrive, anywhere in Victoria with the right support and ecosystem.

Our Goals & Vision

The Vision: North East Victoria will be a leader and role model for regional innovation eco-systems in Australia by 2030


Support North East Victorian entrepreneurs with their Startups, Shakeups and Innovations


To support growth and development for our Shakeups, Startups and Innovators to thrive


Connect the network to advisors, resources and funding opportunities


Help develop and retain skills in our region to take advantage of new technologies and ways of working

Our Board

Martina Rienzner

Board Chair


Trey Zagante

Board Deputy Chair


Graham Frank

Board Treasurer


Andrew Vittadello

Board Director


Dr Emma Ball

Board Director

Guy Wilkinson

Board Director

Catherine Macmillan

Board Director

Learn more from one of our founders, Emma.