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.

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.

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Startups Based at YBF

150

YBF Alumni Members

200

Events Yearly

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kg of Coffee Per Month

Our Corporate 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.

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

  • YBF members Pantree.co, Clover.com.au and Bluethumb were recently interviewed by StartupAus about their journey through the startup landscape, and about their experience at YBF. From the StartupAus blog: Harry’s first employee was hiring an intern full time who was straight out of uni, and has...

  • IntegrationWorks, a specialist enterprise integration consultancy has officially launched into the Melbourne market in conjunction with the York Butter Factory & New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s business accelerator program. A warm welcome to our newest members! From the IntegrationWorks blog: “We’ve found that Victorian enterprises...

  • We’re excited to announce our latest partnership with digital marketing and communications leaders Dentsu Aegis Network! From a recent article in The Australian: Konrad Spilva, chief executive officer of marketing agency Isobar and head of innovation at DAN said: “DAN and YBF are both advocates...

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

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