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 enterprise 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 is available with or without a desk and 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

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 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.

Today:

● 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

CEO

Suzanne McMaster

Finance Manager

Rhea Mozo

Business Systems Manager

Jane Oja

Head of Growth

Tegan Harlow

Membership Account Manager

Adriana Warrak

Operations Lead

Hannah Johnston

Marketing Manager

Majella Campbell

Platform 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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