ARENA CEO Darren Miller

The ARENA Renewables Showcase is on the hunt for startups to pitch for funding

- August 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

The annual ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase is heading to Melbourne this year, with applications now open for startups interested in taking part. Pioneering startup network Innovation Bay and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have teamed up again  for the fourth showcase, which takes place on Wednesday, November 1, at Cargo Hall in Melbourne. They’re looking for early… Read more »

Innovation Bay, Ian Gardiner

Investment management platform Edda launches in Australia with investor community Innovation Bay

- March 31, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Tech community pioneer Innovation Bay has partnered with collaboration platform Edda as it launches in Australia and New Zealand. Edda is a software tool that helps professional investors collaborate more easily and effectively, making it easier for people to choose investments, manage portfolios, and sell them with more transparency and efficiency.  Innovation Bay’s VC investor community,… Read more »

Innovation Bay cofounders Ian Gardiner and Phaedon Stough.
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Innovation Bay is launching in Queensland and on the hunt for great local startups to back

- December 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Angel investor community Innovation Bay is opening a Brisbane chapter  Horizon is moving to agnostic deal flow  Queensland founders can apply to pitch via Dealum Innovation Bay, the longest-running community for technology startups, scale-ups and investors in Australia and New Zealand, is launching in Queensland in 2023. Horizon, the 20-year-old organisation’s angel investor community, has… Read more »


Innovation Bay and KPMG are looking for startup founders to help track covid-19’s impact on the sector

- May 5, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

KPMG Australia and Innovation Bay are seeking startup founders and investors to take part in Startup Navigate, a research initiative aimed at identifying and tracking the issues Australia’s startup ecosystem through the coronavirus era.  The two organisations plan to conduct fortnightly surveys with startup founders and VCs from May to July 2020. To join the… Read more »


Ian Gardiner is taking Innovation Bay’s startup showcase to Adelaide this year

- September 12, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Innovation Bay co-founder Ian Gardiner thinks Adelaide “has become one of Australia’s hotspots of startup activity” and is heading there in November to host a Startup Showcase at Lot Fourteen. The showcase, based on Innovation Bay’s ‘Founder Dinner’ format, gives 16 selected startups the chance to present their ideas and build relationships with investors and… Read more »

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7 charts on the state of VC investment in Australia

- September 3, 2019 3 MIN READ

Ian Gardiner has been working with the Australian startup ecosystem for more than 15 years co-founder of Innovation Bay, helping entrepreneurs network, raise capital and collaborate. But even the startup veteran admits that despite the millions raised in seed funding and the thousands of entrepreneurs he’s met and worked with over that time, little was… Read more »