Why Fishburners is the startup community for you

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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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How We Got Started

Fishburners was established in 2011 by successful tech entrepreneurs Mike Casey and Pete Davison to provide a vibrant community of like minded entrepreneurs who could share ideas and learn from each other as they forged new frontiers, using technology to innovate and develop new products and services and to create new jobs.

That legacy continues and has grown and strengthened to become Australia’s largest startup community with over 1000 entrepreneurs creating the innovations and jobs that are fueling our economy, today and tomorrow.

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Our Community

Connect with peers who are on the same journey as you and be empowered by being part of a community who share their knowledge, skills and expertise.

Supporting our community and providing them with an environment where they can flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

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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

Suzanne McMaster

Finance Manager

Rhea Mozo

Business Systems Manager

Jane Oja

Sydney Events Manager

Tegan Harlow

Sydney Accounts Coordinator

Adriana Warrak

Operations Coordinator

Georgia Marshall

Community and Marketing Manager

Hannah Johnston

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Majella Campbell

Platform Content Lead

Bilyana Smith

Board Member

Dany Milham

Board Member

Rod Bishop

Board Member

Andrew Thornton

Board Member

Annie Slattery

Board Member

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