Baden U’Ren is an award winning innovation professional and industry recognised keynote speaker on the impact of innovation on organisations, industries and communities.

Corporate Innovation

Baden’s work with organisations usually begins with a targeted workshop, often leading into more focused work on the development and delivery of an innovation-driven strategy. He has worked across the financial services, media, transport, manufacturing and professional sports industries.

Inspirational Speaker

Blending over ten years of experience as Head of Entrepreneurship at Bond University with extensive experience with startups, innovative organisations and entrepreneurial communities, Baden provides unique insights into challenges faced and opportunities present in today’s uncertain world. 


Baden works closely with schools and education authorities to design and develop experiential entrepreneurship education programs, building entrepreneurial capability in our youth. 



Media Commentator

As a recognised and trusted authority on innovation, entrepreneurship and the startup world,  Baden is often sought to provide insightful commentary on the innovation  economy, developing entrepreneurial capabilitity in organisations and communities, and the future of education.

“We must face the challenges of an uncertain world with a mindset of optimism and abundance; with opportunity in our eyes and possibilities at our feet”

                                                – Baden U’Ren

Keynote Topics

Harnessing the Revolution

Disruption is hitting us all. How can we remain competitive in an ultra-connected world?

The Startup Superpower

What factors drive the success of startups, and how can we replicate these in larger organisations to boost innovation and performance?

Growth and Scale

Growth is both exhilarating and challenging! What are the pitfalls and how do we drive the growth of the organisation?

Empowering Leadership

Empowerment drives innovative capability, but how do we enable freedom and responsibility while protecting the firm from loss?


You can connect with Baden via LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram, or simply send an email to get in touch.

A Selection of Published Articles

Prediction to Creation: the necessary strategic shift

Headlines spruik it, politicians proclaim it, the masses consume it: we live in a volatile world! The Covid-19 pandemic has seen unprecedented global reactions, with drastic interventions announced almost daily by governments and... Read More

A Five-Year Review of Entrepreneurship Education at Bond University

In late 2013 a former student (Leon Worsley) gave me a call and said “USyd is running a student accelerator program… why isn’t Bond?” My response was something like “why indeed?!” and I went on a search for this early innovator... Read More

What it Feels Like to be a Man Speaking at a Women in Business Summit

I believe I am a deeply considerate human being: it is one of my foundation values. It plays out in my sense of community, in my profession as a teacher, and in my deep connection with my family. I had always believed myself to be free of... Read More

What I learned from a Week’s Immersion in the Startup Nation

You can feel it when two people are truly in love. There’s an energy that lifts a room and brings smiles to faces and excitement to conversations. We’ve all experienced it. Onlookers reflect on their own relationships and take cues on... Read More

Adaptive learning workers are key to the future success of the Gold Coast

This article appeared in the Gold Coast Bulletin on June 22, 2018 The power dynamic between employer and employee is changing. Companies which traditionally existed to maximise efficiency at scale are being increasingly disrupted by... Read More