VDU is heading to Darwin | Sep 9-12

Get your Akubras ready… Venture Downunder is heading to Darwin!

Innovation Bay couldn’t be more excited to welcome our VC members to Venture Downunder, the hallmark event for our Aurora community. Join us on September 9-12 in one of the most extraordinary locations on Earth – the iconic Northern Territory.

What is VDU?

This is not your typical tech conference. Venture Downunder is an epic annual four-day experience designed for VCs to intentionally disconnect from the day to day, broaden and deepen key relationships, delve deeply into topics and quality conversation and bond over shared experiences away from the hustle and bustle. You’ll be joined by over 120 VC partners from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

This year, we’re taking it up a notch! Across three days, each Innovation Bay membership communty – VCs, Founders and Angels – will experience their own distinct, strategically and immaculately curated retreat-style adventure, all set against a breathtaking backdrop of one of the most stunning places on Earth, Australia’s Northern Territory. And on the final evening, the entire Innovation Bay community will unite in Darwin for a final celebration of our unique collective ecosystem.

Why attend VDU?

Immerse yourself in the collective wisdom of Australia’s most innovative and inspiring people

Meet fellow investors who are doing, or have done, what you’re doing. There’s infinite potential to discover new ideas and initiatives to deploy in your business, investment opportunities, cross-business collaboration opportunities, and solutions to key problems.

Forge deeper, more meaningful relationships faster

There’s only so much you can talk about at networking drinks.

At VDU, you’ll be sharing unique experiences designed to strengthen bonds and build rich connections to propel you forward, professionally and personally.

Solve your biggest challenges with a departure from your day-to-day

Ignite your mind with a powerful change of scenery and an injection of fresh perspective.

We use neuroscience and our 20+ year history in running events to craft moments that will unlock your ability to think through some of your most pressing problems.

Experience Australia’s unforgettable Northern Territory like never before

Innovation Bay has worked in close partnership with the Northern Territory government to create a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary that will immerse you in local indigenous history, connect you with your inner-adventurer and give you the perspective that only this vast and awe-inspiring landscape can offer.

Learn more about VDU and register

VDU is exclusively for Innovation Bay members.

For members – visit the official VDU event page to discover more about our specific adventure itineraries and register to attend.

Not a member? Innovation Bay has a limited number of places available for founders and investors who are considering an Innovation Bay membership and would like to attend VDU to learn more about the experience. Apply to attend here and our team will be in touch.

A huge thank you to our sponsors

Venture Downunder is made possible through our proud partnership with the Northern Territory Government | Innovation Territory, Google Cloud, Canaccord Genuity, ASX, Gilbert + Tobin, Halkin, and Oxygen Advisors. 

See you in the Territory in September!

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