Supporting founders
from idea to IPO
and beyond

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We are community for founders, startups, investors, and ecosystem leaders. We are curious about the future, want to disrupt the status quo, and believe technology can change the world.

Our mission is to support founders on their journey from idea to IPO and beyond. We do this through a range of thoughtfully curated events, programs, and content. Most importantly, we create opportunities for people to connect with other founders, investors, operators, and innovators.

Innovation Bay is place that shares ideas, experiences and networks. To help others connect, learn, and grow. We celebrate success and learn from failure. A community that wants to help Australian startups flourish

We are passionate about helping the entrepreneurs and innovators of Australia thrive. Whether you are a founder starting out, an established CEO, an investor or ecosystem builder we encourage you to  join the community.

The longest running community for technology startups and investors in Australia

Upcoming Programs

Pitch to Horizon, our angel investor community

Horizon is our angel investor community. Horizon members want to share their experience, connections and capital to fuel the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs.

We are offering startups the chance to apply to connect with this passionate group of investors. Are you interested in pitching to Horizon, Innovation Bay’s community of experienced angel investors?

Startups from any sector, pre-seed through Series A are eligible to apply.


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