Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic has announced nine new Victorian scaleups have been selected to participate in its pioneering scaleup program 30X30 in 2023. The four-month program, which aims to accelerate the number of unicorns in Victoria by 2030, is helping Victorian scaleups build world-class back-office operations to contend with massive growth.
What is expected at this year’s 30X30 program?
As part of the program, the leadership teams of some of Victoria’s best scaleups receive sponsored executive education and have access to a range of mentors who have themselves been through the scaling journey as a leader in either HR, Operations or Finance.
30X30 has expanded its mentor group to include experts in HR, Ops and Finance from unicorns and scaleups like Linktree, DropBox, 99 Designs, Seek, Harrison.ai and Go1, along with returning mentors from Culture Amp, Atlassian, Canva, Dollar Shave Club and Uber.
This year’s selected scaleup companies include:
- JET Charge – Australia’s leading EV charging infrastructure and technology
- Preezie – specialises in eCommerce solutions that drive customer acquisition and enable guided
- Thriday – an all-in-one business financial management
- Intelligence Bank – IntelligenceBank is the leading innovator in marketing operations and
- Halaxy – a global healthcare platform for practitioners, patients and consumers that makes healthcare efficient, effective and accessible for everyone
- Fourthrev – empowers learners for high-growth digital
- Vendor Panel – Australia’s most-awarded ProcureTech. It simplifies procurement and drives positive impact.
- XY Sense – offers real-time occupancy intelligence for workplace teams, with AI-powered sensors and analytics platform,
- Great Wrap – a material science company on a mission to end human reliance on
What does the program mean for scaleups?
LaunchVic’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Kate Cornick said the momentum gained from 30X30 last year saw strong interest from Victorian scaleups to be a part of this year’s cohort. “The demand for the program has been strong. This year’s group of participating scaleups are a high calibre group of Victorian scaleups, showing that startups at different stages of their lifecycle still benefit from education and support – which is one of LaunchVic’s core roles.”
JET Charge founder Tim Washington said, “We applied to 30×30 because we are about to hit the boost button on our growth trajectory, so that we can make a meaningful contribution to the EV charging infrastructure required for our transition to net zero. To facilitate this, we wanted to ensure that our leadership team were equipped with skills and tools to tackle such a strong acceleration. We believe the program will be a crucial springboard for those skills.”