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Fishburners to be anchor tenant in Sydney’s startup hub

An exciting new era for Sydney’s home for tech startups

SYDNEY, July 13th, 2017: Australia’s largest community of highly-scalable tech startups Fishburners has partnered with Jobs for NSW as anchor tenant in Sydney’s new startup hub.

Based in the “Transport House” and “Railway House” buildings above Wynyard station, the 17,000m2 Sydney startup hub will be the largest startup hub in the southern hemisphere, and will provide 610 desks of Fishburners space to inspire and grow thousands of new startups.

“We’ve been working on the new location for Fishburners Sydney for three years, and I couldn’t be more excited to finally be able to cater to the demand we’ve received from startups looking for not just the right space, but also the right community to start their journey in,” Fishburners CEO Murray Hurps said.

Fishburners exists to inspire and grow Australian tech startups.

One of Australia’s first startup spaces, in six years Fishburners has expanded to 390 desks across Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai, and hosted 845 validated startups run by 1,417 entrepreneurs.

“This is a quantum leap forward for us and for Sydney’s startup community,” Mr Hurps said.

“When Fishburners started six years ago, there were few options for startup founders looking for support,” he said.

“It’s incredible to see the progress in Sydney’s ecosystem since then, and there has never been a better time to take the plunge and see what you can achieve.”

This will be the fourth startup hub implemented by Fishburners, and the second as an anchor tenant in a government-supported startup hub. Each Fishburners location is designed to maximise members’ success through collaboration.

“You might not know exactly what you’ll need as a startup founder, but our focus is to ensure that you’ll be able to find it at Fishburners.

In addition to NSW Government support, Fishburners has the support of corporate partners Google for Entrepreneurs, Optus, Flight Centre, Dropbox, Amazon and BigAir, and is in negotiations with several other category leaders to join its community within the new hub.

“Creating a central destination for the NSW start-up sector via a high-density cluster is critical to grow collaboration, innovation and see Sydney grow into one of the world’s top innovation centers” – John Barilaro, Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business

For our prosperity to continue, the Australian economy needs a new kind of company. Fishburners’ focus is exclusively on inspiring and growing scalable tech startups, and we look forward to the impact on jobs, exports and investments that will be made in this new hub, and enabled by Jobs for NSW, Mr Hurps said.

“I’m particularly excited to be joined in the hub by Stone and Chalk, Tank Stream Labs and an extremely compelling array of other startup support organisations,” he said.

“Fishburners has a long history of graduating startups into other spaces and accelerators, and now for the first time this can happen all under one roof.”

Already experiencing significant enquiries around the new location, Fishburners has set up a wait list to ensure founders can have certainty on their new home. To join, visit fishburners.org/sydney

About Fishburners

Fishburners exists to inspire and grow Australian tech startups. One of Australia’s first startup spaces, in six years we have expanded to 390 desks across Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai, and hosted 845 validated startups run by 1,417 entrepreneurs.

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