For Entrepreneurs and Startups

At YBF, we have one goal: To maximise the success of startups that call YBF home

We’re not just a coworking space. Over the last 5 years, we’ve designed and built an ecosystem to maximise your startups’ success. Meet industry leaders, get direct support from our team of Community Managers, access over $300k worth of tech resources, and tap into our rich networks.

 

With an active community of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, over 12,000 people in our ecosystem, and over 200 events run per year, we’re the destination point for Australia’s most innovative technology startups.

50

Startups Based at YBF

300

YBF Alumni Members

250

Events Yearly

15

kg of Coffee Per Month

For Corporations And Partners

We partner with some of Australia’s most innovative corporations to unlock new technology, innovation and culture

York Butter Factory brings together startups and corporates to tap into nascent technology, unlock innovation, and foster new culture.

 

Our Open Innovation Platform bridges the gap between startups, corporates and academic institutions by providing a platform where these organisations can collaborate and connect to drive real outcomes.

Our Story

Established in 2011 inside a 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is the destination point and open innovation platform for Australia’s most innovative technology startups, corporates and early-stage investors with bold and global ambitions.

Our curated open innovation platform focuses on B2B startups in the areas of FinTech, HealthTech, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Analytics, Cloud and SaaS, Gamification and Marketplaces, CyberSecurity and AdTech.

 

We believe in a culture of collaboration, resource sharing and tough love to achieve mutual wins and to promote the cross-pollination of experience and ideas.

Coworking @ YBF

Our building was built in 1855, but we’ve got all the facilities you need to build a 21st century technology company that’s planning to make History.

With a 100 Mbps symmetrical U/D fiber connection, 5 meeting rooms, and 24-hour access to the building, we have the right resources to help a startup grow.

 

Memberships start from as low as $110 per month.

Latest  News

  • I was introduced to the family business at a young age. Being Italo-Australian, the family business was unsurprisingly in construction, which meant I had the fortune to grow up around building sites. Although my dad didn’t let me play with heavy machinery as I would...

  • Since our inception in 2011, collaboration has been at the heart of the York Butter Factory’s business model and ethos. In fact, the main reason we started our hub was to foster and encourage the types of collaborative interactions that create revolutionary technologies and world-class...

  • Insurance is on the verge of momentous change. Its collision with FinTech has given birth to startups the world over, looking to capitalise on a sleeping giant comprising 8.8% of the worlds GDP. Initially a subsector of FinTech that remained largely in the shadows, ‘Insurtech’...

Interested in becoming a member? Come out for a tour!

We run tours every Monday and Wednesday between 12:00pm and 2:00pm.