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Inspire – The Future is…

22-23 May, 2024

Innovation Bay is thrilled to announce Inspire, a groundbreaking and unmissable event exclusively for Innovation Bay members. Set at Sydney’s Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) on May 22-23, 2024, Inspire brings together an exclusive, compelling and influential audience of ANZ’s most visionary founders and investors, prominent ecosystem leaders and inspiring innovators for a crowd sourced collage of what the future holds across the next 5-10 years for the startup ecosystem. This exciting inaugural event is proudly supported by Innovation Bay’s official media partner Forbes Australia, event partner IAG Firemark Ventures and annual partner Google Cloud. 

Over two thrilling days, in a confidential and intimate environment, Inspire is designed to empower futures and ignite ideas. Set under the overarching theme ‘The Future is…”, Inspire will be a multidisciplinary exploration of our collective future. The event will provide a platform for the exchange of revolutionary thoughts and ideas, where attendees walk away with a competitive advantage, mind’s full of inspired perspectives from a unique collective without parallel. Inspire has the extraordinary ability to act as an electrifying hub, where Innovation Bay’s exclusive community and invited guests can cultivate and evolve deep connections and partnerships for a synergistic and united step into tomorrow.  

Drawing inspiration from Innovation Bay’s annual all-community, future-focused event, The Globe, Inspire promises a dynamic and multifaceted delivery featuring TED-style talks, inspiring keynotes, electrifying debates and collaborative breakouts. The majority of the event is held on one stage to encourage connection and synergy of Innovation Bay’s four distinct communities (early stage founders, later stage founders & CEOs, angel investors and VCs). 

With much more to be revealed, we’re elated to release the first round of distinguished speakers and their diverse and future-defining topics. These influential experts in their field will inspire us with their knowledge and insight, altering the way we think about tomorrow across myriad critical themes. 


💫 Craig Blair, Partner & Co-Founder, Airtree | The Future of Venture Capital is…
💫 Anna Wright, Founder & CEO, BindiMaps | The Future is… Inclusive
💫 Chris Jewell, CEO & Co-Founder, Zepto | The Future of Money is…
💫 Melissa Widner, CEO, Lighter Capital | The Future of DEI is…
💫 Christopher Capon, CEO, Nominal Systems | The Future of Space is… 
💫 Mick Liubinskas, CEO, Climate Salad | The Future of Climate is…
💫 Greg Miller, Partner, Arena MarsThe Future is…Australia standing tall among the OECD leaders in Innovation
💫 Iain McDonald, Founder, 8seats | The Future of Superhumans is…

Further exciting speakers and topics will be revealed. 

Date: Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23 May, 2024
Times: 10am – 5pm  (both days)
Location: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney – The ACO is situated at the Northern end of Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay 

Inspire is exclusively for Innovation Bay members. Not a member? Apply 👉 HERE

🚨We have a limited amount of tickets available for those outside of the community wanting to attend. If you’d like to be considered, please register your interest HERE

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