2012 Overview

The Advance Innovation Program is an exciting, annual initiative that showcases Australian innovation to the US, connecting the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs and innovators with dynamic global networks, key business insiders and investors. Check out all the highlights from the 2012 program.



Meet our impressive list of mentors, all of whom are Australian entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley.


Participating Companies

One hundred and fifty applications were received, and 25 start-ups were selected to participate, representing a broad range of industries such as mobile, medical devices, robotics and logistics in various stages of growth. Meet the companies who participated in the 2012 Summit.


Launch Events

In conjunction with the Australian Government, Advance launched its 50 for the Future Innovation Program with events in Sydney and Melbourne in November 2011. Check out what happened at our launch events in Australia in November 2011.


The Summit

Our Advance Innovation Summit, 15 – 17 May 2012, brought together the who’s who of global Australian innovation for two days of inspiration, insights, networking and the opportunity to pitch to VCs and angel investors. Check out the program and impressive list of speakers.

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The Advance 50 for the Future honours Australians building companies and giving back. During our 2012 Summit, we recognised 50 Australians leading the way in Silicon Valley. Read about them, or check out what some of them had to say about their motivations and goals in our video.

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The Advance Innovation Program wouldn't be possible without the support of our incredible partners.



Hear what participating companies and summit attendees had to say about their experiences with the 2012 Advance Innovation Program

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