ABOUT USThe Van Diemen Project
The Van Diemen Project Pty Ltd began in September 2016 with three people who wanted to change up the way Tasmanian businesses were supported, to change the employment statistics of our region, and to make Tasmania known for its successful startup culture.
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. We grow entrepreneurs’ confidence and equip Tasmanians with the tools to turn ideas into action. Our key aim is making Tasmania the place for people to start, grow and sustain successful businesses, driving greater economic development and employment.
We offer contemporary, practical business advice through one on one consultation, workshops and networking events. We deliver our service by providing access to generalist advisors, as well as by utilising our pool of 20+ subject matter experts, who have masters level qualifications or 20+ years’ experience. Our subject matter experts span numerous fields such as IP Law, architecture, hospitality, marketing, tech development and insurance and we see this as crucial to ensure we’re delivering valued and tailored advice to business owners.
Planning, Strategy Finance, Insurance, Governance.
Fermentation, Marketing, Systems, Lean Innovation.
Mentoring, Facilitating, Connecting.
Digital Tools, Business Planning, Systems.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (SMEs)
In addition to our core team, we work with 20+ subject matter experts with masters level qualification and/or 20 years experience in their field. As a client of ours, you can be referred for appointments with those experts in IP Law, architecture, hospitality, marketing, tech development, export, cyber security, insurance and more – we see this function as crucial to ensure we’re delivering value and tailored advice to your business. We work with these experts to deliver outcomes for you, in your industry.
Our address is 53 Elizabeth Street, but our office is more than that. We operate from a coworking space, the Van Diemen Project Business Hub, the first in Northern Tasmania and the second in the state. We don’t have a reception, but everyone is friendly and there’s a directory on the door. Our office is on the first floor, and we’re often holding events and workshops in the event spaces on level two as well.
By definition, coworking is the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge. Unlike a traditional office, coworking spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects.
We pride ourselves on our thirst for collaboration between other businesses and services, because we believe that will help to create an ecosystem that encourages information sharing among diverse networks and business people. Working from a coworking space makes that a part of our daily life.
(You can come and work from here too you know… AND we have two supported desk spaces that are available to book so you can try it for free! )
We service the Northern Tasmanian region, covering Launceston, George Town, Northern Midlands, Flinders Island, West Tamar, and have built strong partnerships to deliver some crossover services and events in Braddon, Circular Head, Central Coast, Devonport, Kentish, Latrobe, Meander Valley, Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head, and the West Coast. We are based in Launceston, but as part of some of our programs, we travel to most of these service regions on a rotating weekly basis. Have a look at our programs pages for more in depth information, or head over to our contact page to book an appointment.