• Our Story

    SEVENmile Ltd was formed on November 28, 2018 as a Not-For-Profit. It was created to formalize an idea Greg Twemlow floated in late July 2018 - here's the LinkedIn Post The name referenced in the Post was "Manly Innovation Hub".


    "I'm putting this story out on LinkedIn to see who could be interested to help get the Manly Innovation Hub up and running. I can't think of a more perfect place to help entrepreneurs find their path to a successful new venture."


    And, the rest, as they say, is history.

    Backstory of our name

    Why SEVENmile?

    The name SEVENmile derives from the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Co. marketing campaign from 1920:


    "Visit Manly, seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care"

    SEVENmile Manly Venture Lab icons

    The Colors We Use

    The sea and our aboriginal ancestors

    The SEVENmile color palette:


    Orange Ochre* is the accent color, meant to be used in secondary titles, Calls to Action, buttons on websites or apps.


    Sea Green is the main color of SEVENmile and should be used in titles, highlights, backgrounds. Sea green is the color of our Pacific Ocean.


    *Kai’ymay were the Aboriginal clan of Manly Cove. Their art consisted of various paint colors like yellow (representing the sun), brown (the soil), ochre (desert sand) and white (the clouds and the sky). These are traditional Aboriginal colors and were used by Kai’ymay for thousands of years prior to 1788 when Captain Phillip and the First Fleet arrived in Manly Cove.

    SEVENmile Venture Lab was born in Manly

    Our Home Base

    Manly village, framed by Sydney harbor and the Pacific ocean

    Pictured left, Manly, sits at the southern end of the northern beaches region of Sydney. A region of 270,000 people with a GDP of $20bn.

    SEVENmile Venture Lab Seaforth campus

    Our Seaforth Campus

    Seaforth Village Community Centre

    Pictured right, the entrance to our accelerator campus at 550 Sydney Rd in Seaforth.