Innovate Moreton Bay boosting businesses

Published 5:00am 25 March 2024

Innovate Moreton Bay boosting businesses
Words by Moreton Daily

Innovate Moreton Bay connected hundreds of thinkers and tinkers through major and networking events during 2022-23, according to a new report.

The Impact Report 2022-23, released by the City of Moreton Bay and Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT), showcases the key achievements and outcomes delivered under the Innovate Moreton Bay program.

It highlights Innovate Moreton Bay’s contribution to the city’s innovation ecosystem by supporting, developing and growing the city’s startups and entrepreneurial network.

Key achievements include delivering major events, workshops and speaker events, monthly social catch ups, case studies and #TeamMoretonBay delegations.

Suite of events

Innovate Moreton Bay boosting businesses

Innovate Moreton Bay delivered major events, including Creative Industries Demo Days, the Sustainability Demo Day, the Moreton Innovations Day, and Techstars Startup Weekends.

There were also 50 innovation ecosystem events, which attracted more than 1500 people, and 189

networking events supported by Innovate Moreton Bay platforms.

Innovate Moreton Bay distributed 42 eDMs to subscribers in 2022-23, with a 45.06 percent open rate.

Thriving innovation ecosystem

MBRIT CEO Natassia Wheeler says Innovate Moreton Bay is committed to delivering positive outcomes for the City of Moreton Bay.

“The City of Moreton Bay is undeniably one of Australia’s most thriving innovation ecosystems for entrepreneurs, startups and businesses,” Ms Wheeler says.

“The collaboration with Council has been instrumental in realising our shared vision for a more innovative and vibrant city.”

“The support from Council has been invaluable, reflecting a strong commitment to fostering innovation and driving positive change in City of Moreton Bay.”

Making a big difference

Innovate Moreton Bay boosting businesses

Ibis Brewing Company founder and CEO Gary Hagen says taking part in the Techstars Startup

Weekend proved was an invaluable learning experience and networking opportunity.

“During this event, I had the privilege of connecting with a venture capital firm, which not only reviewed the offerings of my existing start-up, but also provided valuable feedback and

facilitated introductions within the industry,” Gary says.

“The subsequent meetings had a transformative impact on my business.

“They enabled me to enhance and redevelop the product, while also providing invaluable industry guidance.

“This pivotal juncture marked a significant turning point in the trajectory of my business.”

Get involved

Innovate Moreton Bay’s calendar of events supports the City of Moreton Bay as it strives to become a top 10 regional knowledge and innovation hub.

Embark on an Innovative journey through an extensive lineup of 2024 events and workshops, including Startup and Founders Month and Innovations Day.

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