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.

Key Partners

Queensland Government
River City Labs

Our Team

This is our dedicated team of startup catalysers:

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter

Aaron Birkby

Aaron Birkby

Breanna Barnes

Breanna Barnes

Operations Officer
Nick Burge

Nick Burge


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Contact Us

Level 2, 282 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Australia 

+61 412 176 613