Our Mission

We take groups of youths, startups, investors, corporates, and innovation leaders to international startup hotspots including Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel, and Asia with the goal of transforming the startup and innovation landscape in Australia.

Startup Catalyst was formed to assist in the cultural transformation of the Australian economy to one that is fast paced, startup aware, and “global first”. We achieve this through the immersion of future and current entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and investors in innovation, into high-paced startup-rich environments to help understand differences in our business cultures, and to build networks and connections for trade; on return to fully network these lessons back into the broader community.

Our individual Missions are tailored specifically for the attendees, and include visits to tech giants, high-growth startups, local investors, corporate innovators, accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces.

Through structured programs including site visits, private tours, guest speakers, events, dinners and social interactions, we provide participants with deep insights and personal connections into new international markets.

14
Missions Completed
219
Mission Alumni
74
Domestic events
3347
Event Participants

Key Partners

Queensland Government
NewsCorp
River City Labs

Our Team

This is our dedicated team of startup catalysers:

Our Team

Aaron Birkby

Aaron Birkby

CEO
Breanna Barnes

Breanna Barnes

Operations Officer
Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

Mission Scheduling
Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter

Investor Mission
Peter Laurie

Peter Laurie

Youth Mission
Peta Ellis

Peta Ellis

Female Founders Mission
Eleanor Carey

Eleanor Carey

Female Founders Mission
Ellie Healan

Ellie Healan

Investor Mission
Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Youth Mission
Colin Kinner

Colin Kinner

Youth Mission
Dan Gavel

Dan Gavel

Investor Mission
Mic Black

Mic Black

Maker Mission
Baden U'ren

Baden U'ren

Leaders Mission
Ellen Mackenzie

Ellen Mackenzie

Investor Mission

 

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Contact Us

River City Labs, Level 3, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Australia 

+61 412 176 613