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Covid lockdowns claim Australia’s original innovation hub as YBF looks to restructure

- November 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

YBF, the innovation and tech hub that pioneered support for Australia’s nascent startup sector, has called in administrators McGrathNicol in a bid to reboot the co-working space following Melbourne’s crippling lockdowns. YBF – originally known as the York Butter Factory in a nod to its original HQ before moving to the Melbourne CBD heritage building… Read more »

Karen Cohen
People

YBF now has a blockchain expert in da house

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

YBF Melbourne has appointed a blockchain expert-in-residence to help startups better understand the potential of distributed ledger technology. Karen Cohen, deputy chair of the Blockchain Australia Board, has taken on the role, and when the city’s latest lockdown hopefully lifts soon, she’ll be based at the Melbourne CBD co-working facility, where she will offer advice, introductions,… Read more »

Mikaela Jade, Indigital
Other tech

Here are the winners of the YBF Lift Off awards

- July 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startup founders know how to face adversity head on, so after cancelling last year’s YBF Lift Off Awards, a fresh pandemic outbreak that has three states in lockdown wasn’t going to stop the 2021 event going ahead. The Lift Off Awards are part of YBF’s overarching drive for diversity. Shifting online for a YouTube-streamed virtual… Read more »

Winitha Bonney
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YBF launches Victorian Tech Startup Week to kickstart Victoria’s tech ecosystem

- March 5, 2021 4 MIN READ

 Startup tech and innovation leaders YBF will play host to the Victorian Tech Startup Week in March. The plan: facilitate connections between the YBF  Startup Immersion Program graduates and the local startup community and boost the startup scene with a week-long series of workshops and activities to reignite collaboration. Prior to the pandemic, Victoria’s startup… Read more »

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YBF Ventures is getting into proptech with tech giant Honeywell

- September 16, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Innovation and coworking hub YBF Ventures is teaming up with Honeywell Building Technologies to develop a Sydney-based proptech hub focussing on building automation. The new PropTech Hub, at the YBF’s recently opened Sydney CBD coworking space at 155 Clarence Street, will be a source of customer engagement for Honeywell, the US tech multinational, which has… Read more »