The most innovative startup space in Australia

Foundry9 is a curated coworking community with a mix of angel investors, visionary founders and established, high-growth startups.

It is the latest coworking space created by Inspire9, housed on the third floor of the Australian Knitting Mill in Richmond, Melbourne. A diverse range of startup community members at Foundry9 cultivates an environment where explosive ideas come to life, rich interactions take place and hard work combined with big vision is rewarded.

Foundry9 provides the tools and support startups need as they develop into the household names and market leaders of the future.

Foundry9 is part of the Inspire9 group. Learn more about Inspire9 here.

The space

The Foundry9 space is in one of Richmond’s oldest buildings: the decommissioned Australian Knitting Mill which was established in 1910.

The space lay dormant in 2010 when Inspire9 took the keys to the first floor. The team quickly went about providing some needed love and attention with an emphasis on maintaining the heritage of the building and restoring the space to its natural glory. It’s growth led to the eventual expansion to level 3 and the creation of Foundry9.

Our coworking community form a rich tapestry of creatives, startups and entrepreneurs. Similar to the way AKM pioneered the industry and shaped the city of Richmond, The Inspire9 Group is at the forefront of the coworking movement, providing a space where the global coworking community generates increasingly significant social change.




24-7 access to dedicated desks in our open-plan floorspace for teams of all sizes.
Everyday membership and workspace for established international startups and early-stage, high-growth Melbourne-based startups. Discounted rates on memberships for early-stage companies.

Membership benefits

Gorgeous workspaces for teams of all sizes.

24/7 access

Full access to dedicated desks and team space on our open floor plan.

Beautiful workspaces

In one of Richmond's most iconic buildings, the AKM.


Increase your memberships as your team grows.

On-demand access to 8 conference rooms for 2 to 20 people.

Conference rooms of all sizes, booked by the half hour on our website and are fully connected with displays, wireless screen-sharing, video conferencing, whiteboards and fibre internet access.

Rooms for all situations; Great for one on ones, small group sessions, and larger board meetings.

Connect and collaborate with Foundry9 and Inspire9 community around the world.

Connect with like-minded people in the community and recruit talent that can help your business grow on our online member network.

Stay up to date on upcoming community and industry events.

Host or attend intimate and large scale events at Inspire9.


Host events at Inspire9 (Level 1 of the same building) in a series of flexible spaces perfect for events for 20 people to 400 people at discounted rates.


Attend events at Inspire9 ranging from workshops, classes, seminars, conferences, weekend-long hackathons and presentation nights.