iHub

An industry-leading incubator for startup technology companies looking to work with music

AIM's iHUB: A MUSIC STARTUP INCUBATOR

The Australian Institute of Music’s Innovation Hub (or iHub) is an industry-leading incubator for startup companies looking to work with music. You won’t find another university or college in Australia with such a strong focus on music-related innovation.

Global platforms like Spotify, Shazam, Tik Tok and Soundcloud all began life as startups.

Think about inventions like the electric guitar, the polyphonic synthesizer, multi-track recording, the internet or the mobile phone. Music has played a central role in bringing all of these innovations to life. We are seeking the next generation of forward-thinking innovators driven to change the way we live through music. 

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CONNECTING MUSIC START-UPS TO INVESTMENT, MENTORS & More

AIM’s iHub is a community of mentors and entrepreneurs building the future of the industry. We want to turn Australia’s booming music innovation scene into a thriving, organised ecosystem.

We empower music startup founders with knowledge, community, and connections to realise their ambitions. We provide a suite of services and strategies that help to facilitate connections between established music industry players, early-stage investors and mentors. 

We also link our startup network with AIM’s best and brightest students and alumni who work within the hub to support product and system development. They also work with our startups via our internship program. 

If you’re A STARTUP FOUNDER, interested in mentoring or investing in one of our startup projects, we’d love to hear from you.

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connecting startups

With our network of music industry contacts, investors, global accelerators and industry mentors.

supporting startups

We offer facilities and co-working spaces, assistance with government grants, services for hire (e.g. legal, marketing, product development and financial).

engaging with AIm

Linking with our academic staff, facilitating internships and graduate recruitment, competitions and hackathons, student body research and testing.

Music innovation IS IMPACTING EVERY INDUSTRY

The convergence of music, technology and groundbreaking new systems is not just about finding clever new ways to make or distribute music. It’s now about something much bigger. We are exploring ways for music to revolutionise healthcare, children’s education, neuroscience, gaming, virtual reality, therapy and relaxation. In fact, transforming almost every aspect of modern life.

We all know about the power of music. Imagine the power that will be unlocked by original ideas and bold discoveries in the years to come.

AN INVALUABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR AIM STUDENTS

AIM students play a vital role in the iHub. You’ll be invited to attend all of our technology events, workshops and hackathons – and you’ll also have the opportunity to assist with market research and stress-testing new projects. Through our celebrated internship program, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the startup world first-hand, working inside the companies we’re supporting. Post-graduation, students are invited to introduce their ideas to the iHub. Alumni are encouraged to join the iHub community. 

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