Andrew Corbett-Jones has been appointed to lead Harbour City Labs, ACS’ Sydney scale-up and innovation lab.
Previously the head of Tyro’s Sydney-based fintech hub, Corbett-Jones has also served as the Australian lead for The Bakery, a London workspace and tech accelerator for the advertising, marketing and communications industry.
Before joining The Bakery, Corbett-Jones was co-founder of two startups, Healthcare at Home Australia and FinFish BioResources. He has also served on fintech advisory committees for CeBIT and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
As Harbour City Labs’ Head of Growth, Corbett-Jones will be responsible for overseeing the growth and commercialisation of the Barangaroo-based hub assisting the labs’ residents with their go-to-market strategies along with developing partnerships with universities, business and government agencies.
Harbour City Labs is the Sydney arm of the ACS' network of scale up and innovation labs which includes Melbourne’s Bay City Labs and Brisbane’s River City Labs along with Startup Catalyst and the RCL Accelerator program.
Corbett-Jones joins ACS after being the UK Department of Trade and Investment’s Entrepreneur in residence, having previously been Tyro’s Sydney-based fintech hub and The Bakery in London, a workspace and tech accelerator for the advertising, marketing and communications industry.
“It’s an honour to join one of the most exciting innovation hubs in Australia with a great group of globally focused, high growth businesses,” Corbett-Jones said.
“I’m looking forward to help further build the local ecosystem while helping the current Harbour City Labs members grow internationally.”
Director of ACS’ Scale-Ups and Innovation Labs, Siobhan Casey, added “I am very excited that Andrew Corbett-Jones has joined ACS as the Head of Growth for Harbour City Labs. His extensive background supporting startups and scaleups will be invaluable, especially during this period of uncertainty where teams will benefit from his experience and support”.