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A note from the team to the IB community,

We understand that everyone in some way may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and we are doing all we can to support our team, community, family and friends during this time.

New Community Initiatives & Virtual Events

While some of our events and plans have been put on pause, the IB team is still open for business; now more than ever we are committed to finding ways to support the Australian startup ecosystem. Social distancing may be in effect, but our community is still very much connected. We’re exploring some new initiatives to keep the community informed and inspired.


We are an exclusive community for entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders who are curious about the future, want the disrupt the status quo and believe technology can power innovation and change the world.

Innovation Bay is place to share ideas, experiences and build networks. To celebrate the successes and learn from the failures, so that collectively we can see more Australian startups flourish.

We are passionate about helping the innovators and disruptors of Australia thrive – whether you are an entrepreneur just beginning or from a large corporate, we encourage you to become a member.

The longest running network for Australian technology entrepreneurs and investors in Australia.

Upcoming Events

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In the last month we participated in many pitch night events and by far the Innovation Bay founders dinner was the most valuable. The structure of the night and the feedback together with a list of genuine leads is like no other.

Roei Yaakobi, TieUp Farming

Innovation Bay has been a great supporter of Expert360. We've been introduced to a world class network of advisors and investors through their events. They are a great springboard for start-ups in Australia. We raised $100k through the Innovation Bay dinner.

Bridget Loudon, Expert360

We closed our Angel round directly from pitching at the Innovation Bay Angel Dinner. with great investors and quality meetings with potential clients through Innovation Bay attendee introductions. It also increased exposure for our next funding round. Great session to learn from successful founders, like the Y Combinator founders also.

Vanessa Wilson, StorReduce

Great way to dip the toe into pitching. Very friendly room. Opportunity to meet with the other founders presenting as well as the 'angels' over a drink before hand really framed the evening nicely. As opposed, to entering a cold room which you do in a lot of other pitching environments. We did meet one angel who invested in our pre-seed raise and who has been a great supporter of our business.

Heidi Holmes, Mentorloop

Innovation Bay enabled Equitise to refine its pitch with valued mentors and also access some of the best and most active angel investors in Australia in a constructive, fun and laid back pitching environment. The guys at Innovation Bay have provided ongoing introductions to Equitise as a business following the event. What they are doing is fantastic and we certainly recommend the process to anyone considering.

Chris Gilbert, Equitise