We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies through entrepreneurship, innovation and education.

who we are

We're Melbourne Innovation Centre — we believe in the power of the execution of ideas to change the world. Based in one of Australia's most vibrant and dynamic cities, we are on a mission to ignite the spark of innovation within every entrepreneur and business that walks through our doors or enrols in our programming.

Back in 1997

Melbourne Innovation Centre was established as a not for profit small business incubator in 1997. The incubator was designed to assist local people in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs to establish their own small businesses. The centre has provided space and support to more than 800 businesses over that period across multiple physical locations within Melbourne’s north.

fast forward to 2024

Fast forward to 2024 and the organisation has evolved into a multifaceted entrepreneurial support organisation (ESO) delivering multiple programs and services to Australian entrepreneurs to grow digital and innovation led enterprises across virtual and face to face mediums.

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our mission

To empower and educate entrepreneurs and businesses in Melbourne and beyond to achieve their potential through innovation. We provide the tools, resources, and network necessary to establish sustainable and scalable business models.


We come from varied backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives, mirroring the rich diversity found within the small businesses and startups we support.


We demonstrate integrity in the way we work and build accountability in the way we support

We educate and ensure that failures are learnings

We are Industry leaders and demonstrate boldness to inspire customers and stakeholders

We embrace, promote and understand the value of diversity and inclusion


We are fair and give back to society


We value sustainability for our business, environment and people we support

our team

David williamson

Chief Executive Officer

tess melville

Chief Operating Officer

Sherryl TQ Wahl

Finance Manager

Jamie-Lee kay

Digital Technical Lead

Talya pecen

Digital Technical Coordinator

Nadia Foti

Community Lead

Mara Rebellato

Program Coordinator

We also work with a talented pool of over 60 expert contractors delivering mentoring and advisory services through our programs.

Join us

Are you ready to bring your innovative idea to life? Melbourne Innovation is more than just a platform; it's a community where you can work alongside other entrepreneurs focused on execution. Whether you're at the idea stage or ready to scale, we're here to support your journey. Let's innovate together.

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