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YBF Ventures is Australia’s original and largest tech and innovation hub, headquartered in Melbourne, with an additional location in Sydney. Today it is proud to be home to over 500 members making up over 100 future-focused Australian and international technology startups and scaleups at its CBD locations.

Along with homegrown tech talent, YBF is the top-choice landing pad for international technology firms setting up operations in Australia. Uber, 90 Seconds, Foodora and Kickstarter started their Australian journeys from YBF and several of the world’s top tech scaleups currently house their own APAC headquarters at YBF.

YBF’s three-tiered mission is to help startups to scale, scaleups to success and corporates to innovate. As such, YBF is home to several large technology hubs with ASX200 and Fortune 100 companies that centre on key aspects of innovation. Examples of these include the YBF Fintech Hub; YBF Mesh (the world’s first dedicated Web 3.0 hub); the Australian LawTech Hub in collaboration with law firm, Lander & Rogers; the PropTech Hub in partnership with Honeywell and SquareGrape, Australia’s first tech hub for the wine sector, in partnership with Treasury Wine Estates.

Q Mentoring Sessions

The YBF team is made up of senior leaders from international technology, engineering and media companies as well as serial entrepreneurs, technologists and industry experts. As a result, YBF is able to provide significant advice and mentoring for startups.

YBF will provide free 30-minute mentoring sessions (either by phone or by video conferencing) on topics including: Adaptability (amid a global crisis), Content Creation, Fundraising, Leadership, Operations, PR & Social Media and Strategy.

YBF can offer a total of 10 hours per week.

The service seeks to supply support, knowledge, encouragement, guidance, constructive feedback and act as a sounding board collaboratively and non-judgementally.

Please note that your required areas of expertise may not be available immediately depending on the subject-matter expert/mentor’s availability.

Discussions between the subject-matter experts/mentors and participants will be held in strict confidentially.

Q Recovery Discount Program

For those ready to return to a physical space, YBF offers world-class coworking space, a curated tech community, and support for startups, scaleups, and corporates, in the heart of the Melbourne and Sydney CBDs.

Please get in touch to discuss our recovery discount program.

The YBF Recovery Discount Program varies for month-to-month, six- and twelve-month agreements and12-month prepayments.

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