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 »
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 »
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 »
YBF Ventures has appointed Winitha Bonney as the first member of its new Tech Diversity & Inclusion Council. The Tech Diversity & Inclusion Council will advise on implementation strategies around YBF’s goals of diversifying the tech ecosystem. Bonney is a diversity and inclusion expert and the founder of #ColourFULL – a conference and awards night… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Tyro CEO Robbie Cooke and YBF CEO Farley Blackman Pioneering Melbourne tech and innovation hub YBF Ventures is coming to Sydney, taking over neobank Tyro’s CBD Fintech Hub on Clarence Street. Tyro will become a YBF corporate partner of the new venture, to be known as YBF Sydney. It kicks off with the new financial… Read more »
Melbourne coworking community YBF Ventures has launched Lift Off, a program aiming to boost diversity in the fintech space.
York Butter Factory forms series of global partnerships to help local startups expand internationally
Melbourne coworking space York Butter Factory has announced a new series of global partnerships aimed at helping residents expand internationally.