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The Innovation Crowd









The INNovation Crowd is driving the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire’s entrepreneurial culture and growing our reputation as the startup capital of Melbourne’s South East. It’s a new, collaboratively crafted program providing real support to local entrepreneurs at all stages of their businesses’ development, from bright ideas to market-ready businesses set to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.     


If you are a local startup entrepreneur with an innovative business idea and would like to connect with other like-minded local people, you can find upcoming events in our INNovation Crowd events calendar or register for tailored programs using the Register Your Interest Form below. The INNovation Crowd events are open to anyone in the Casey Cardinia region who has an innovative business idea and the drive to make it work. Participants under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult/parent. 

If you're keen to get involved, you can join one of our upcoming events or join one of our tailored business development programs. 

Monthly events 

  • Monthly themed training sessions, tackling common startup challenges 
  • Monthly informal networking events, to help you connect with other like-minded local people
  • Startup Masterclasses for in depth instruction by industry experts

View upcoming events in our INNCrowd events calendar

Tailored business development programs

  • Mentor Support Program to guide eligible startups along their journey
  • A startup bootcamp for eligible startups with intensive mentoring and advice 
  • Alternatively, share your extensive business expertise with local startups at an event. 

Register your interest in joining a tailored business development program using the Register Your Interest Form below or email us directly at  

The INNovation Summit 

Held earlier this year in conjunction with the first ever TEDxCasey event, The INNovation Summit brought together a number of initiatives designed to energise our vibrant start up community and showcase the excellent work they have been doing. The full-day event featured a Pitch Fest, Fireside Session Talks, an eSports Competition, Innovation Kiosks and a social-enterprise community breakfast held under the wings of Bunjil Place. 

Check out all the action from the day!


Community Breakfast 


eSports Competition: Smash @ Bunjil Place


Pitch Fest


Innovation Kiosks


Fireside Sessions





Register Your Interest