What We Do

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Supporting Startups to Grow

Fishburners is here to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. We are a not for profit dedicated to your enterprise. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you have done easier by providing the best resources, education, mentoring and community of like minded people to connect with and learn from so that your idea can come to life and flourish. Our inclusive package includes:

  1. Curated support from our team for early stage and teams of up to 20
  2. Programmed initiatives for collaboration and networking via roundtables and think tanks
  3. Weekly Learning and development events
  4. Pro-bono advisory sessions – legal and accounting
  5. Mentoring to guide and enhance success
  6. Getting pitch ready
  7. Educational Programs

Inspiring Entrepreneurialism and Life Learning

Fishburners is committed to inspiring entrepreneurialism and equipping our startups, and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the know how skills and capabilities for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

We are committed to providing life long learning, building awareness of new technologies and ways of doing business as well as introducing you to diverse perspectives so that you can flourish.

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Connecting Corporates with the Startup Ecosystem

  • Fishburners provide corporates with the opportunity to connect with the startup market under a range of partnership opportunities under our Experts in Residence Program

  • Opportunities to create innovation capital for your organisation includes providing your key talent with access to a dynamic,  creative and entrepreneurial environment in a real life tech based ecosystem via colocation opportunities

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Our Story

The Fishburners story began in 2011, when Pete Davison and Mike Casey hatched a crazy idea. Mike was the cool young founder of successful Australian startup, GradConnection. He wanted to work alongside other ambitious movers-and-shakers as his team brought their big vision for GradConnection to life.

Pete was a former VC, and an early investor in Paypal – a wandering capitalist seadog looking to be a part of something bigger than himself once more.

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Our Community

Fishburners is driven by our startups founders and community. In the beginning, our members would run the space and since then our members needs are always put first.

We support the ‘get shit done’ attitude of our members and the collective power of people to instigate change.

Our focus is on building and strengthening our community and we challenge the status quo in an effort to innovate and empower our growing tech startups.

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Our Impact

Fishburners supports the largest community of startups in Australia that are critical to creating the jobs of the future and bringing to market innovative products and services needed to fuel a robust and healthy economy. 

Since 2011 resident startups have created more than 3,200 jobs, generated $200m of revenue and raised $79.3m of investment.


● 350+ startups
● 800+ jobs
● $35m+ in revenue
● $15m in investment raised
● 500 hosted events
● 10,000 guests

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Fishburners Theory of Change

Nicole O’Brien


Henry Weaver

Head of Community

Aayush Patel

Finance Manager

Rhea Mozo

Business Systems Manager

Catherine Kitney

Community Product Manager

Jane Oja

Sydney Events Manager

Adriana Warrak

Sydney Office Coordinator

Georgia Marshall

Sydney Community Manager

Tegan Harlow

Sydney Accounts Coordinator

Manisha Chinthamuneedi

Events & Office Coordinator

Jack Ferguson City Manager Brisbane

Jack Ferguson

City Manager Brisbane

Jackie Moses the Community and Events Coordinator of Brisbane

Jackie Moses

Brisbane Community & Events Coordinator

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe

Board Chair

Bilyana Smith

Board Member

Sally-Ann Williams

Board Member

Dany Milham

Board Member

Andrew Thornton

Board Member

Annie Slattery

Board Member

Rod Bishop

Board Member

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