We incubate Australian startups building artificial intelligence and bot enabled products.


A Startup Incubator by Dominet


BotBox is bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs and igniting a unique startup community right here, in Melbourne. BotBox incubates creativity, knowledge and skills related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Chat Bot Technology.


Good news! We are looking for new bot disruptors. 

Bot In Residence Hackers


Botbox in-residence include PlusPlus++ and Nowdue AI.

Utilise our co-working environment alongside five other startup teams already located at Dominet's workspace in one of Melbourne's trendiest suburb,Cremorne, just a stones throw from South Bank.


PlusPlus++ is a Human Resource bot founded by Lach Hall from Melbourne and originally built at Betaworks, New York City. The products viral status has emerged as a result of rewarding positive behaviour within a social working environment for employees to see in real-time.


Nowdue AI is modern payment solution that utilises a chat interface to quickly deliver online invoices in a matter of seconds. Nowdue started as an experiment by mobile pay expert, Chris Laurent in Sydney. Nowdue simplifies the invoicing process, making it easy for anyone to send an invoice for services rendered.

Tomorrows thinking, today


Natural Language Dialogue System (NLDS)
Natural Langauge Progressing (NPL)
Machine Learning (ML)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Conversational Agents (Bot) 
Natural Language Understanding (NLU)
Cognitive Computing Solution (CCS)


Domenic Carosa

Domenic Carosa is the CEO of global mobile entertainment company Crowd Mobile Limited (ASX: CM8).  Domenic is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Future Capital Development Fund Pty Ltd, which is a registered Pooled Development Fund that has successfully raised in excess of $8M in patient equity capital across 15+ early stage startups.  Domenic was previously the co-founder and Group CEO of ASX-listed Destra Corporation Limited (ASX: DES), with company revenues in excess of $100M.  At the time, Domenic was the youngest ever CEO of an ASX listed company at the age of 25. 


Holger Arians

Holger has experience in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy and Management and was involved in several start-ups as an investor and manager.  Furthermore, Holger served as an Honorary Finance Judge at the Cologne Finance Court, Germany, in 2013.

Holger is an Alumni of Harvard Business School and holds an Executive MBA from ESSEC Business School in France and Mannheim Business School in Germany.

Chris Laurent

With over 10 years experience in the digital and mobile landscape, Chris began his career at ASX Listed mobile entertainment company, Mobile Embrace (ASX: MBE) as the Head of Acquisitions.  Chris independently established and anchored global mobile payment partnerships that helped the group to achieve total revenue of $22M per annum.

Chris is a tech entrepreneur successfully raising seed for multiple Startups including; AMG - Sumo Carrier,a mobile pay systems, and Nowdue AI, both backed by Dominet in 2016.  

Rob Salha

Rob is a qualified Chartered Accountant having worked on some of Australia’s largest private and public companies.  Beginning his career at Ernst & Young, Rob worked with many ASX listed clients and was also involved in the acquisition of Lihr Gold; the largest acquisition in Australian history. Rob has also had roles focusing on FX derivatives and hedging as well as business continuity.

Rob has invested in multiple startups and has a taste for FoodTech. He previously sold his last startup in 2015 for $1M+.