We’re for founders and investors
Our purpose is to create valuable membership communities made up of incredible humans from the tech ecosystem. We bring founders, leaders and investors together to share experiences and learn from one another through carefully curated events, programmes and content.
Our mission is to support startup founders on their journey from idea to IPO. A united, strong, and vibrant tech community leads to better outcomes and more opportunities for startups, investors and the wider ecosystem.
Innovation Bay is made up of two founder communities – Canopy (early stage Founders & CEOs) and Summit (later stage Founders & CEOs) – and two investor communities – Horizon (Angel Investors) and Aurora (VC’s & general partners).
Early stage Founders & CEOs
Later stage Founders & CEOs
VCs & general partners
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Find your dream startup job via our ecosystem job board. Our startup and VC community has open positions across engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and more.
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What’s Happening In Venture Downunder?
Across three epic days, our community of venture partners came together to connect, learn and help each other in building a leading global tech ecosystem. So, What’s Happening in Venture Dowunder?
E146 – Hon Ed Husic MP
Our guest for episode 146 is Australian politician Hon Ed Husic MP. Elected to the House of Representatives as the Federal Member for Chifley in 2010, Ed is currently serving as Minister for Industry and Science.
Spot Fires | ESOP with Marco Salinas from Hubble
We have kicked off a new community session with our early stage founder & CEO community, Canopy called Spot Fires. Marco Salinas, Founder & CEO of Hubble was the first cab off the rank….
E145 – ARENA Renewable Energy Founder Forum Expert Panel￼
Across this educational and eye-opening conversation, we chat to renewables experts Renate Egan, Kate Vidgen and Kristin Vaughan cover a range of topics. Recorded at ARENA Renewable Energy Founder Forum.
Renewable Energy Founder Forum returns to roaring success
Innovation Bay and ARENA’s Renewable Energy Founder Forum comes back in person and better than ever.
E144 – Louise Nobes, Founder of 42 in Australia
Louise Nobes is the founder of the Australian arm of 42 – a globally innovative software engineering and coding trade school.
E143 – Wayne Gerard, Co-Founder & CEO of RedEye, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Wayne Gerard wears a number of hats. By day, he is the Co-Founder & CEO of RedEye and the current Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.
E142 – Katie Heathcote (Investment NSW) & Ryan Edwards-Pritchard (Cape)
Joining us for E142 are Katie Heathcote, Associate Director Technology – Export Services for Investment NSW and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, CEO and Founder of Fintech company Cape.
E141 – VC Panel ft: Karen Chan (Perennial), John Henderson (Airtree), Stew Glynn (TEN13)
Just last month (June) Innovation Bay spent 3 days and 3 nights in Noosa, Queensland with over 100 of the country’s leading VCs for our VC community Aurora’s annual cornerstone event, Venture Downunder (VDU). After a learning day full to the brim with panels, discussions, keynotes and serendipitous conversations, we took the opportunity to sit down with three of the most illustrious and active VCs in the ecosystem right now to take a snapshot in time of the current state of affairs of our industry and to catch their thoughts, concerns and what they’re most excited about right now.
“The Challenges of being a tech founder are difficult to shoulder alone. Being a member of Summit has given me an instant network of founders that have the same problems, but also, the same passion.“
– Cibby Pulikkaseril | Baraja