A Brief History
It began in a small office space in Cremorne, inner Melbourne.
A small group of people came together to work on their passion projects, seeking the company of bright, enthusiastic, awesome types.
Our motivation? To share the knowledge we’ve accrued on our journeys, learn a few things in the process, and work with others to help our businesses grow. We like to think that by giving substantial responsibility and opportunity to the people who walk through the doors, Inspire9 is generating small but significant social change.
Inspire9 moved to our current premises in 2011. The community banded together to polish the floors, build the meeting rooms and install the furniture. As the community has grown we have expanded as well; opening our 3rd floor Foundry9 space for established startups and investors in late 2014.
Most recently Inspire9 Footscray opened, a four-level renovated warehouse set by the Maribyrnong River. With an inspiring heritage as home to Lonely Planet for over 20 years, the iconic 100-year-old wool store has been reborn as the Dream Factory.