Supporting founders
from idea to IPO
and beyond

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We are an exclusive community for founders, investors, and ecosystem leaders who are curious about the future, want the disrupt the status quo, and believe technology can power innovation and 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, and most importantly by creating opportunities for you to connect with a community of peers, investors, mentors and other like-minded souls.

Innovation Bay is place that shares ideas, experiences and networks – to help others connect, learn, and grow. We celebrate the success and learn from failure, so that collectively we can see more Australian startups flourish.

We are passionate about helping the entrepreneurs and innovators of Australia thrive, so whether you are a founder just starting, an established CEO, or an investor or ecosystem builder, we encourage you to become a member.


The longest running community for technology startups and investors in Australia

Upcoming Events

Current Programs

Xccelerate 2020 

Xccelerate is a fast-tracked program for experienced entrepreneurs & startup teams to achieve rapid growth through X15 Ventures funding and support, including leveraging CBA group assets and strategic partners.

X15 Ventures is ready to back Australia’s Best Startups to help Australian small and micro businesses bounce back in 2020.

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Renewable Energy Founder Forum 2020

Following it’s successful first year we are hosting the Renewable Energy Founder Forum in partnership with ARENA! We’re on the lookout for Australia’s most exciting renewable energy startups to present to sector-interested investors, make connections within the industry, and receive expert advice.

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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