Coming to the Canberra Innovation Network in 2024

2024 is going to be a huge year for the Canberra Innovation Network and the innovation ecosystem. Not only will the CBRIN headquarters at 1 Moore Street be DOUBLING when Level 4 opens, for Scaleups and SME’s, but… 2024 is CBRIN’s 10th anniversary!

With plans to 10x 2024, bringing a jam-packed year of hands-on programs, networking events, and innovative workshops to help get your idea off the ground, make valuable connections and kick more goals!


First Wednesday Connect

Date and Time: Wednesday 7 February 2024 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location: Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore Street, Canberra

First Wednesday Connect (FWC) is a regular monthly networking event that aims to broaden the innovation ecosystem in Canberra and encourage collaboration between…

  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Students & Researchers
  • Investors
  • Mentors
  • Startups
  • SME’s and
  • Innovators of all sorts.

Hear from Canberra’s emerging entrepreneurs as they take the stage in the high-intensity pitch blitz. Learn about groundbreaking innovations that are pinning Canberra on the map for The City of Innovation.

Start the year off right by making valuable connections and hearing about fascinating innovations happening right here in Canberra! Register now!

We curate the pitch list ahead of time, however if you are interested in pitching, send us an email at events@cbrin.com.au – let us know a little about yourself and what you want to pitch. Potential pitchers must have attended First Wednesday Connect events, and engaged with our Growth Team prior to pitching.


Female Founders

Date and Time: Tuesday 13 February 2024 | 12:15pm – 1:30pm

Location: Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore Street, Canberra

The Female Founders event series will launch for the year on Tuesday 13 February. This special edition won’t follow the usual speaker panel format. Instead, it will feature a cross-section of products, services, software and tech from female-led businesses in Canberra’s innovation ecosystem.

Stroll around the events room at CBRIN and immerse yourself in a world of groundbreaking innovations while you network with like-minded individuals. Plus, lunch is included in your ticket and provided by local female founded business The Goods.

Join the thriving Female Founders community as we celebrate the new year and support women in innovation through this exciting event series.

This and all CBRIN events are inclusive of nature and open to all genders and those part of the LGBTQI+ community.

Did you know you can buy an annual pass for all the Female Founder events when you checkout? These passes will get you access to all Female Founders events, including our International Women’s Day special, so there is no need to re-purchase.


SME Breakfast

Time and Date: 21 February 2024 | 7:30am – 9:00am

Location: Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore Street, Canberra

Are you a founder of an ambitious SME, looking to foster valuable connections and find your community? Then look no further than the SME Breakfast. Held quarterly, the SME Breakfast is your chance to get to know fellow founders in an enriching gathering where stories, experiences and wins are shared and celebrated.

But it’s not just about breaky and networking! You’re invited to take proactive steps in tour business growth, reflect on your achievements of 2023 and set the stage for your business success in 2024.

Spots are limited, so make sure you secure your ticket now.

Not sure if the SME Breakfast is for you? Book a chat with the SME team today!


Billion Dollar Panel

Time and Date: 27 February 2024 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore Street, Canberra

The Billion Dollar Panel event series follows the multifaceted journey of successful entrepreneurs who have worked hard, made mistakes, learned from them, and finally, made it to the top.

To start the series, we will be sitting down with Michelle (Chelle) Melbourne; entrepreneur, executive, board member, investor and advisor.

Be part of this enlightening session as Chelle shares real insights and stories from across her career.


Idea to Impact

Date: 13 March 2024 – 15 May 2024

Have you got an idea brewing but not sure where to start? Then Idea to Impact is perfect for you! This competitive program for innovators will introduce and teach you practical tools to master the art of turning ambitious ideas into high-impact ventures.

Join us and take the 10 Week Customer Challenge!

Apply by 6 March 2024.


Innovation Connect Grant (ICON)

Round opens: 7 February 2024

The ICON Grant offers eligible early-stage innovative entrepreneurs and startups matched-funded grants between $10,000 – $30,000 to kick-start their growth journey. The program supports the thriving startup culture in Canberra and empowers entrepreneurs to develop and grow their innovative ideas.

The next round will open on 7 February 2024 and close 16 April 2024.

Interested in applying? Book an intro meeting in the new year to learn more!


SME Accelerator

20 May and 21 May 2024

Join a cohort of business peers over two days of intensive work on scaling up your business, finding new market opportunities and growing your team. Facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs and venture investors.

Interested in joining this highly competitive program? Book a chat with the SME team today!


GRIFFIN Accelerator

Next round will open second half of 2024

GRIFFIN Accelerator is a three-month intensive program that empowers entrepreneurs to get their startups moving fast and achieving sustainable business success.

The heart of this program is the mentors, who bring substantial experience in startups, investing, raising capital, sales, business development, and significant industry and investor networks.

Book an intro meeting to find out more.


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