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Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program

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VIATEC, established in 1989, aims to grow Victoria’s tech sector to over $10 billion by 2030. They strive to create a cohesive tech community by providing resources to address shared challenges and opportunities. Furthermore, they work closely with their members to offer various events, programs, and services. With technology being Victoria’s top industry, VIATEC serves as the primary promoter and trusted information source on the local tech sector. Their efforts have significantly transformed Victoria’s economy and brand.


The eligibility criteria for the Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program are:

  1. Establishment Date: The first eligibility criterion is that the organization must have been established in or before 1989, as VIATEC was founded in that year.
  2. Tech Sector Commitment: The second criterion is a commitment to growing the tech sector. The organization must aim to significantly increase the sector’s value, similar to VIATEC’s goal of expanding Victoria’s tech sector to over $10 billion by 2030.

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The benefit of Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program are:

  1. Industry Impact: Technology is Victoria’s leading industry, generating $4.06 billion in annual revenue and a $5.22 billion economic impact, with over 16,775 employees across 995 tech companies.
  2. Promotion and Information: VIATEC acts as the main promoter and reliable information source for the local tech sector.
  3. Networking Opportunities: VIATEC’s events and introductions provide high-quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members.
  4. Career Opportunities: VIATEC showcases career opportunities within local tech companies, targeting both experienced workers and recent graduates.
  5. Promotion of Tech Careers: VIATEC collaborates closely with student bodies to promote careers in technology.
  6. Training and Advice: VIATEC offers valuable training, advice, and information through programs, workshops, courses, seminars, and by connecting interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.

Application process

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Applicant Country : Australia
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