About the program

CivVic Labs brings government and startups together to solve public sector challenges.

The CivVic Labs process involves a government department or agency presenting a challenge to the startup ecosystem, inviting proposals for solutions from Victorian startups. The best ideas are refined in the pre-accelerator, with the most suitable solutions for the challenge moving to the accelerator phase.

During the accelerator, startups build an MVP with the backing of CivVic’s funding, mentors and resources. There is then the opportunity for the startup to secure up to $150,000 in investment to develop the solution as a market-ready product and impact change on a larger scale.