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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).
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E151 – Mark Tanner, Co-Founder and COO, Qwilr
Mark Tanner is the Co-Founder and COO of Qwilr – an online platform that allows the customer to easily create visually compelling sales and marketing collateral at speed. The aim is to deliver a better buyer experience by combining content, price quotes, e-sign, and sales transactions into a single, mobile-friendly webpage.
Summit Session | CULTURE: Cultivate, Embrace & Protect
As your company is scaling, it’s easy to get laser-focused on product improvements and customer acquisition. But when is the last time you stopped to reflect on your team and asked yourself: what experience are my people having?
E150 WinVC Panel – Michelle Deaker (OneVentures), Andrea Gardiner (Jelix Ventures), Ingrid Maes (W23)
On this week’s episode, our guests are WinVC’s incredible founders, Andrea Gardiner, CEO & Founder of Jelix Ventures; Ingrid Maes, Founder & Managing Director of W23; and Michelle Deaker, Founding Partner & Managing Director of OneVentures.
E149 – Paul Weingarth, Co-Founder & CEO of Slyp ￼
Paul Weingarth is the CEO and founder of Slyp – a fintech startup and platform sitting between retail/merchant services and banking. With just a prototype, Paul and Slyp were able to engage all four major Australian banks as both investors and current and future customers – the only Australian fintech to have done so. Listen for more!
INvested in Mental Fitness
INTERVIEW: INvested limited podcast series and white paper has just launched with KPMG high Growth Ventures and Beyond the Human’s Marc Champagne. We sat down with KPMG’s Amanda Price and Marc Champagne to hear all about it.
Web3…. What The?
Earlier this month we held a virtual education session on the topic of Web3. Here are the key takeaways…
E148 – George Peppou, Founder and CEO of Vow Food
Joining us for Episode 148 is the fascinating George Peppou, Founder and CEO of Vow Food, a cultivated meat company, founded and operated in Sydney. Vow is made up of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, technologists and designers, working together in the relentless pursuit of better food.
Canopy Community Session | Go To Market Strategy
Earlier this month, Mike from Pluss Communities chatted with serial founder and Innovation Bay Founder Scout, Graeme Caplen, during one of our special Community Sessions, powered by our partners at Stripe.
Summit Expedition – A Journey To The Space Between
Our community of later stage founders and CEOs (Summit), recently embarked on their annual Expedition, a three day immersive journey of personal and business exploration. Here are the key takeaways.
“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