FAQ

General Questions

  • How can I book a time to see the space?
    • We run tours every Monday at 11.30am and Wednesday at 3pm at both spaces. No booking is required to join a tour.
    • For Sydney tours just meet us on the ground floor reception five minutes before the scheduled tour time.
    • For Brisbane tours, meet us on level 3 five minutes before the scheduled tour time (We also run a Thursday tour in Brisbane at 12:30pm).
  • I want to book a boardroom for a meeting
    • Due to high demand, we don’t rent our boardrooms to the public.
  • I want to book your event space
  • I’m looking for a job/internship with one of your startups
    • We currently don’t facilitate job introductions but encourage you to check out siliconbeachaustralia.org/jobs and 99interns.com where most of our startups post jobs
  • I’m looking for a co-founder or developer
    • As our members are busy building their startups, we currently don’t facilitate job introductions. The best way to find talent is to attend a startup event (view our events page) or job a listing on siliconbeachaustralia.org/jobs

Membership Questions

  • Do you only accept tech startups?
    • Yes we only cater to startups that are building a tech product or platform.
  • What is a tech startup?
    • A tech startup is an early stage (we define early stage as less than $200k revenue or investment) business that is creating a tech product/platform to reach a significant market.  Remember your startup doesn’t necessarily need to be in the tech sector to be a tech startup, it just needs to be leveraging technology. Some examples of tech startups are uber, ebay and airbnb. Although these businesses are in the transport, retail and accommodation industries they are leveraging technology to reach more customers.
  • I’m a tech freelancer. Do I qualify for Fishburners?
    • Unfortunately due to high demand we are only accepting startups that are building their own tech product or platform.
  • I have a tech consulting company. Do I qualify for Fishburners?
    • No. We only accept startups that are building a scaleable tech product or platform.
  • Why do you only accept early stage startups?
    • As we are not for profit, we are only accepting startups that need us. We find early stage startup generally need more guidance and support so are more likely to take advantage of what Fishburners has to offer.
  • How can I book in a time to see the space?
    • We run tours every Monday at 11.30am and Wednesday at 3pm. No booking is required to join a tour, just meet us at reception five minutes before the tour time.
  • What’s the best way to learn more about Fishburners?
    • The best way to find out more information about Fishburners is by attending one of our tours. On the tour you will get to view our four storey coworking space, hear about how we got started, find out what’s it’s like to be a Fishburner and why we are different to other coworking spaces.  Tours are run every week Monday at 11.30am or Wednesday at 3pm. No booking is required to join a tour,just meet us at reception five minutes before the tour time.
  • What the minimum membership terms?
    • Community memberships have a flexible one month term. Dedicated desks have a minimum two month term.
  • I’m interested in the deals you provide, but don’t need a desk. Do you provide a virtual membership?
  • Do you offer storage space?
    • In Sydney we only offer a three drawer cabinet that sits under your desk. All belongings must be on or under your desk/cabinet.
    • In Sydney and Brisbane we offer lockers at an additional charge.
  • Does Fishburners operate on the weekends?
    • Although management is not in the office on weekends, members are allowed to use the space 24/7.
  • What parking is available?
    • In Sydney, there is street meter parking on Harris St till 3pm Monday-Friday.
    • In Brisbane, the closest car park is Wintergarden car park
    • Check out other parking options at www.carparking.info
  • What’s the nearest train station
    • In Sydney and Brisbane, we are a quick 10 minute walk from Central station
  • How do I join?
    • To get started, fill out an application form at fishburners.org . If your application is successful you will be invited to do a one week trial.
  • What will I do on my trial?
    • Your trial  will allow you to experience life as a Fishburner for a week.  You will get to attend any events or workshops happening that week, join our Wednesday lunch group, Thursday Learn From A Burner talk and Friday pitches. We will also do all we can to connect you with relevant startups, just let us know who you think you might want to meet! At the end of the week, if you decide you want to join Fishburners, we will organise an acceptance interview with Fishburners management.
  • Do you offer private offices?
    • No all our coworking space is open plan but we have private board rooms.
  • We are a team that will need to sit together. Do you offer desks together?
    • We have many teams that we accommodate desk for. Subject on availability, we will do all we can to get you desks together.
  • Is there a list of deals you provide to members?
    • We currently don’t have a public list but some of our best deals include:
      • $7,500 AWS credits
      • $2,000 Google cloud credits
      • One year free Dropbox for Business
      • First $15k of stripe processing for free
      • 1 year free Github
      • Free AIIA membership
  • Where can I see a list of the Fishburners startups?
    • Our current member list is only viewable to other members and sponsors.
  • I have an overseas startup  but will be expanding to Australia. Can I set up my Australian office at Fishburners?
    • We allow overseas startups but only accept startups that have the founder working from Fishburners.

Booking Requests

  • I want to book a boardroom for a meeting
    • Our boardrooms are currently only available to our members
  • I want to book an event space

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