Hunter iF’s mission is to accelerate innovation and catalyse regional transformation in the Hunter through connection and collaboration.

To achieve this mission, Hunter iF has been working on the following core objectives since 2017:

  • Serve as a facilitator and catalyst for innovators to connect and share ideas.
  • Foster a thriving and dynamic ecosystem by collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
  • Establish a platform supporting innovation across various sectors.
  • Position as the trusted authority on data regarding the Hunter innovation ecosystem.
  • Provide thought leadership, advocacy and promote consensus.

To support its mission, Hunter iF has embodied six core values. Hunter iF is:

  • A for-purpose organisation committed to the region.
  • Sustainable in intent and practice so as to have impact in the long term.
  • Independent within the ecosystem.
  • Pragmatic in our approach to driving transformation.
  • A member-based organisation.
  • Lean in mindset and resourcing.

Through its mission and core objectives, with the support of its core values, Hunter iF works to:

  • Engage across the whole innovation ecosystem: traditional and new industries, entrepreneurs and investors, startups and scaleups, government, corporates, and the grassroots of the community.
  • Deliver programs, platforms and events that provide opportunities for uniting the ecosystem, educating on opportunity, and fostering the collaboration that will drive transformation.

Investing in the Hunter
Hunter iF assists angel, venture capital and private equity investors who are interested in investing in startups and proven businesses in the region. Hunter iF can support sourcing opportunities through our numerous programs and events. These events facilitate connections directly with founders, business leaders and intermediaries across all industries and allow investors to become more aware of the opportunities available to them throughout the Hunter. For more information, contact Gordon Whitehead, our Executive Officer, at eo@hunterif.com.au or visit the News and Events page to see upcoming events.

How Hunter iF is changing what it means to be an entrepreneur in Australia – listen to the podcast.