Now to Launch

Now To Launch is an incubator for food-related business ideas. Our aim is to nurture the entrepreneurialism of refugees and new migrants, who face significant challenges in gaining employment and starting businesses, despite harbouring incredibly enterprising attitudes and skills.

Now To Launch provides the support, tools and resources necessary to cultivate those ideas and skills into products and offerings ready to launch on the market. We bring together a network of external industry partners whose expertise propels our entrepreneurs’ professional development, while encouraging connectivity in the community.

Refugees and new migrants must overcome social and cultural barriers before even considering the usual hurdles that the average citizen encounters while trying to find work or start a business. It’s our mission to unlock some doors and give a little hoist up onto the launch-pad. From there, every entrepreneur who takes part in the Now to Launch program will have what it takes for their business to fly.

Now to Launch is administered with the backing of the Victorian State Government through a LaunchVic grant. Generous philanthropic contributions, public donations and the invaluable support and mentoring provided by our collaborative Industry Partners to making Now to Launch possible.

The Now to Launch website will go live on February 20th 2018. In the meantime all enquiries, feedback and offers to get involved are welcome! Please write to us at