Empowering Tasmanians to do Great Things

The Van Diemen Project provides services, programs and platforms to drive economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship. We do this through consultation, support and advice for self-employed, pre-entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, business and stakeholders.

I want to…

Start a Business

You want to know what it looks like to work for yourself, with confidence.  

Grow My Business

We will help you get better results, grow or refine your business.

Make My Own Job

Not feeling fulfilled? Want to turn a hobby into a job? Let’s chat about it.

Build My Skills

Add to your arsenal, to enhance your existing business or to start fresh.

Get Help With My Business

Whether you’re at your wits end or want to get ahead of the 8 ball.


We offer a suite of programs with one person in mind. You.

Our programs and services are specifically tailored on a case by case basis – which means that we can be flexible in the way we deliver support to you. Based on our interactions with you, we tailor a package using any combination of the full suite of programs, services and events we provide. Find out more below.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators Initiative

Thinking about creating your own career? Taking the step into working for yourself is an exciting and challenging journey – with this fully funded mentoring program, we can help you with the struggles so you come out on top.

Business Advisory & Support

You have put in the hard work – but sometimes we all could use a little help. Meet with our advisors and subject matter experts, for a tailored advisory experience like no other.

Whether you’re just starting your business and need help with the planning phase, you’re hiring your first employee, you’re not quite getting the return you would expect, or you’re looking to diversify – we can help.

Business Resilience

We know that running a business can be tough at the best of times – but at the moment, it is even harder. As a Small Business Owner you should not be going it alone in this time. That is why we’re here to help you and your business in these times. With mentoring, workshops and discussion groups – this program is here to help businesses during the impact of COVID-19 in our region.

Digital Solutions

Working out how you can actively participate in the digital economy by yourself can be daunting – which is why we’re here to help you with all things digital. That’s not at all limited to digital marketing – it includes cyber security, business software, customer relationship management… start a membership to unlock hours of assistance.

“I always love meeting up with The Van Diemen staff! They are such an amazing team! They have really helped me to consider my options and to find a way forward. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity afforded to me as a recently single mum trying to carve out a successful future for myself and my kids…Taz always helps me see there are other ways to approach a problem. She helps me to understand in my specific situation I still can achieve my goal with applied planning.”

Greta John

Creator of Craft My Life, 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year, George Town Business Excellence Awards.


Hatching a plan? Or have you been working in your business so much you haven’t made the time to step back and work on it? We have designed three different levels of incubator to provide you the information, tools and expert advice to intensively work on your business. An incubator is aimed at throwing your business in a pressure cooker – it is intense and it is enlightening. Invest some time – read through our offerings below and register your interest now.

  • Propel Business Incubator is a five-day intensive program, providing a launching point for you to start your business with confidence and clout.

  • Tasmania’s first Youth Business Incubator is Emerge - a six week program designed to support new and emerging young entrepreneurs to establish a business.

  • Get set for success with our Business Bootcamp. Our two-day, intensive program will provide you with the practical information, tools and techniques you need to start, scale and grow a business.

Empowering Tasmanians to do Great Things.


Have questions, queries, comments? Want help solving a problem? The best way to get in touch with us is via this form. It goes to a shared inbox so you’ll have three people ready and raring to get back to you.

The information we collect on this form simply gives us the best idea of how we can help you and what information we need to get you there.

Of course, you can give us a call on 03 6349 1919, Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

The Van Diemen Project Business Hub

53 Elizabeth Street,

Launceston TAS 7250

(03) 6349 1919