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Meet Xceptional: The Employment Platform With The Biggest Untapped Talent Pool In Australia.

Meet Xceptional: The Employment Platform With The Biggest Untapped Talent Pool In Australia.

  Xceptional is a technology platform that recognises, celebrates and harnesses the unique strengths of people with autism, and then channels those skills into business technology positions.  Founded by Mike Tozer after witnessing his sister struggle to find employment due to her perceived differences. Xceptional aims to place 1,000 people with autism in meaningful roles……

Social Impact Campaigning Done Right

Social Impact Campaigning Done Right

It is pretty well understood, that any business starting today or hoping to grow into tomorrow, without a deep sense of purpose built into their foundations is missing both the point and the boat. To put it as simply as Forbes did — “Companies that ignore purpose are becoming irrelevant.” We know that values drive consumer decision……

Meet KidsWantU: The app bringing back quality family-time, away from screens.

Meet KidsWantU: The app bringing back quality family-time, away from screens.

  KidsWantU is a new app empowering families to bond over shared activities, away from computers, phones or TVs. The informational app was founded by mother and entrepreneur Anne-Marie Walton, as a way to support parents to maximise time with their children and to build healthy, happy and positive relationships.   KidsWantU is for every family,……

Fishburners Launches Program For Women Founders

Fishburners Launches Program For Women Founders

Fishburners kicked off its inaugural Fempowered program in partnership with Google for  Startups this week, with a 12-week program providing intensive support to nine women founders.  As a flagship pilot for next year’s national and open-to-the-public program, Fempowered fast-tracks women founders with external expert support to overcome the key pain-points Fishburners sees affecting startups.  Business……

Mental Health Message Hits home for Startups

Mental Health Message Hits home for Startups

  Over 100 founders and entrepreneurs gathered at Fishburners for Mental Health Day yesterday, in recognition of the distinctive stress felt by those involved in startups.  With the World Health Organisation citing stress as the leading cause of disability globally, Blisspot, Mealpal and Fishburners came together to create an event that equips the startup community……

Meet Uprise: The Employee Assistance Program, Transforming Workplace Wellbeing. 

Meet Uprise: The Employee Assistance Program, Transforming Workplace Wellbeing. 

Uprise is the new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) app, disrupting the traditional therapy model and transforming the way workplace mental health issues are identified and treated. Founded by clinical psychologist Dr Jay Spence, Uprise uses an evidence-based, technology-first approach to support employees, and focus on proactive prevention methods, rather than the treatment of crises. Via……

Meet v2food: CSIRO and Jack Cowin partner to launch Australia’s newest plant-based meat startup

Meet v2food: CSIRO and Jack Cowin partner to launch Australia’s newest plant-based meat startup

  What do you get when you pair up the nation’s best of breed scientists and one of Australia’s most prolific food industry pioneers? v2food.  This week celebrated the official launch of Australia’s newest plant-based meat startup, v2food, an innovative partnership between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures, and Jack Cowin’s Competitive Foods Australia. v2food is a……

Meet Driven: The AI Resilience Coach, Helping Everyone To Prevent Mental Illness 

Meet Driven: The AI Resilience Coach, Helping Everyone To Prevent Mental Illness 

  Driven is an AI-powered virtual coach that’s scientifically proven and aims to enhance mental health through building resilience on a global scale. Founded by Jurie Rossouw and Luca Busin while both were working at Commonwealth Bank, Driven was created to take a preventative approach for mental health by streamlining their combined knowledge of neuroscience,……

Guest Post with DesignCrowd: ’10 Decisions You’ll Make When Designing Your Logo’

Guest Post with DesignCrowd: ’10 Decisions You’ll Make When Designing Your Logo’

Your logo is the face of your business and will create instant recognition. Regardless of what stage your business is at (idea, side hustle, MVP or capital raise) a well-executed logo will help your business appear professional, sharp, and interesting to customers, new hires and investors. It’ll be used everywhere – on your website, on……

The Top 10 Tools For Any New Startup

The Top 10 Tools For Any New Startup

Starting a business is always hard work – but the startup boom has seen growth in businesses servicing startups’ needs. This means it’s never been easier to achieve scale and professional quality, especially in the early days, with very little effort (and money). In order to get your startup sorted, here are my top 10……

Fishburners Welcomes Business Leaders Annie Slattery of ConX and  Rod Bishop of Jayride to the Board

Fishburners Welcomes Business Leaders Annie Slattery of ConX and Rod Bishop of Jayride to the Board

19th August 2019, Sydney: Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup community and co-working space, has recently appointed industry leaders Annie Slattery, co-founder and CEO of ConX and Rod Bishop, co-founder and Managing Director of Jayride to their board.  ConX, Australia’s biggest platform for construction contractors to find and win work, is one of Fishburner’s most successful and……

myWhanau: Recognising and outsourcing the family organisation mental-load to close the gender gap.

myWhanau: Recognising and outsourcing the family organisation mental-load to close the gender gap.

  myWhanau, (pronounced myfarno) is the exciting new Australian start-up, founded by entrepreneur Michelle Forster, offering affordable virtual home assistance in order to help reduce household stress and give valuable time back to parents.  After recognising the common and severe imbalance within homes when it comes to managing and monitoring family tasks, Michelle set out……

Skoutli: The New ‘AirBnb’ for Content Creators – Connecting Locations with Creatives.

Skoutli: The New ‘AirBnb’ for Content Creators – Connecting Locations with Creatives.

Skoutli is the emerging Australian start-up, founded by entrepreneur Caroline Lepron, connecting privately owned locations and vehicles with influencers, photographers and producers.  In April this year, after recognising the difficulties involved with accessing aesthetic backdrops for content creators, Caroline set out to create a simple solution.  Based at Fishburners, Australia’s biggest start-up coworking community, Skoutli……

Pointer Remote Roles: Women Changing the Way We Work in Australia, for the Better.

Pointer Remote Roles: Women Changing the Way We Work in Australia, for the Better.

The network of highly qualified and experienced professionals who live in regional, rural and remote areas in Australia is enormous according to Jo Palmer of Pointer Remote Roles, a job-matching platform for remote workers. Palmer says that moreover, 8 times out of 10, these professionals are women, many of who have previously worked in senior……

Fishburners Launches Health & Wellness Room in Sydney

Fishburners Launches Health & Wellness Room in Sydney

At Fishburners we’re more than just a work space, for us the community always comes first and we take the health and wellbeing of our members seriously. That’s why we’ve launched a new Health and Wellness Room to support and remind members that it’s okay to take a break and recharge your batteries. The new……

Fishburners launches ‘virtual membership’ for founders everywhere

Fishburners launches ‘virtual membership’ for founders everywhere

Australia’s largest startup community, Fishburners, has officially launched a new Virtual Membership. The membership allows founders unable to access existing Sydney and Brisbane hubs to tap into Fishburners’ world class network of events, mentors, perks and community. New parents, people with disabilities, living in rural areas or those who simply can’t afford to rent desk……

Fishburners Startup Xceptional Wins $1 Million in Google.org Impact Challenge

Fishburners Startup Xceptional Wins $1 Million in Google.org Impact Challenge

After being selected as top 10 finalists in the Google.org Impact Challenge just a few weeks ago, Fishburners startup Xceptional took out one of the winning spots and received $1 million in funding from Google. Xceptional helps connect people with autism to life changing employment opportunities through their app and technology services company. The competition……

Two Fishburners Startups in The Running for a Share in $5.5 mil funding from Google.org Impact Challenge

Two Fishburners Startups in The Running for a Share in $5.5 mil funding from Google.org Impact Challenge

Anxiety-reducing autism app Xceptional and mental health social enterprise Radiant are amongst the 10 finalists in this year’s Google.org Impact Challenge. Now in its third year running, the challenge is open to Australian organisations whose innovative ideas for change are making an impact locally and globally. Both Fishburners finalists are in the health tech space,……

Don’t Burnout

Don’t Burnout

“Work-life balance”. A phrase that the startup community is sick of hearing, because everyone knows it’s necessary but hasn’t quite mastered how to put it into practice whilst juggling life as a startup founder. Removing this #basic phrase from our vocabulary here at Fishburners, we’ve decided to coin a new term for our ‘Burners with……

Fishburners Startup Designbx Named as Finalists in 2018 Telstra Business Awards

Fishburners Startup Designbx Named as Finalists in 2018 Telstra Business Awards

(Designbx Founders: from left to right: Emily Carding, Kerena Berry, Kylie Pratt)   Leading-edge online interior design service and veteran Fishburners members, Designbx, have been named as finalists in this year’s Telstra Business Awards. They are one of six finalists in the Emerging and Energising category chosen from thousands of nominees, and as State Finalists……

Working with Meetup Groups

Working with Meetup Groups

Since 2011, Fishburners has been striving to support the Australian ecosystem as a partner, as a provider, as a co-working space, and as a non profit organisation that has backed so many tech founders. As a part of that, we’ve worked with hundreds of meetup events, covering every topic you could think of, from Ruby……

How To Brand Your Startup Effectively

How To Brand Your Startup Effectively

Before you build a website or send out marketing materials, you’ll want to clearly define your startup’s brand so you can apply it consistently across channels. Developing a strong brand will help you gain credibility and become recognizable as you grow. Here’s how to nail down what your brand represents and communicate it to your prospects and customers.

Thank you for your support in 2017, see you in 2018!

Thank you for your support in 2017, see you in 2018!

Just a few months in as CEO of Fishies and let’s just say it’s been a crazy time. We’ve grown to nearly full capacity in Brisbane in just one year, we’ve built a beautiful new office at Wynyard to move to AND we we’re named Best Co-working Space in Australia. But most importantly we’ve celebrated……

We are hiring: Head of Marketing and Communications

We are hiring: Head of Marketing and Communications

Fishburners is Australia’s first & largest tech co-working space with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai. We’ve been operating for almost 7 years & in that time supported the start of nearly 1,000 companies which is pretty epic. We’re known for having a super strong community and we care deeply about making sure we help……

Shark Tank Season 4 Casting Open Now

Shark Tank Season 4 Casting Open Now

Think you’ve got what it takes to face the Sharks of the Start Tank? Casting for Season 4 is underway now, so if you’re up for the challenge and for the opportunity apply here. What is the Shark Tank? A channel 10 television show,  Shark Tank is where passionate, every day Australians and budding entrepreneurs come to……

Home Care Heroes: Our amazing first weeks at Fishburners

Home Care Heroes: Our amazing first weeks at Fishburners

We’ve called Fishburners home now for 10 weeks and even before our first day we have been completely welcomed into the Fishburners bosom. Annie, Fishburners CEO tweeted us a warm welcome on our first day, we’ve filmed a one-on-one chat with Gen George, hosted Friday night pitches and was interviewed Kochie’s Business Builders and hosting……

Yes wins, equality wins, love wins.

Yes wins, equality wins, love wins.

We’re celebrating! Australia voted yes in the Same Sex Marriage vote, with 61.6 per cent in favour.  Love wins.      Fishburners has always supported equality, diversity and inclusion and we are proud to celebrate today with our members in Brisbane and Sydney. As a coworking collective of different businesses, people and teams, we don’t just……

Press release: Indigenous Entrepreneurs get their own program at Australia’s largest community of tech startups

Press release: Indigenous Entrepreneurs get their own program at Australia’s largest community of tech startups

Four innovative Indigenous entrepreneurs have been chosen for Barayamal’s 3-month Budding entrepreneurs (entrepreneurship development) program at Australia’s largest community of scalable tech startups, Fishburners.    In May 2017, Barayamal organised Give Backathon – a national charity hackathon that helped four Indigenous charities by providing tech-based solutions to increase their social impact (click here – full story).   The……

Humans of Fishburners with Annie Slattery from ConX

Humans of Fishburners with Annie Slattery from ConX

We had a fantastic chat with Annie Slattery CEO of ConX,  Australia’s leading construction jobs platform and tendering software for builders and subcontractors. ConX has had a huge 2017, In October they close seed round of $1m and were one of 10 startups to feature in the StartupAUS report launched last week on Digital Foundations: How Technology is Transforming Australia’s Construction……

Is it really possible to launch a business inside just one weekend?

Is it really possible to launch a business inside just one weekend?

Following the success of Startup Weekend over the years, the event returns this year with a bigger line-up of mentors, investors and sponsors all at the ready to help you get started.  Fishburners in conjunction with River City Labs is hosting Global Startup Weekend 2017 in Brisbane this November where techs, marketers and innovators will……

Anxiety: The not so great part about working for a startup

Anxiety: The not so great part about working for a startup

Freya Hunter from our friends at Recomazing wrote this incredibly insightful post about her experience with anxiety. Working in startups is no doubt exciting and certainly challenging and the frantic pace can be relentless. Freya’s full post here  talks about anxiety and how entrepreneurs and those working in startups can be susceptible. We wanted to……

New program to create the next wave of veteran start-ups

New program to create the next wave of veteran start-ups

WithYouWithMe, the military talent incubator helping veterans get employed, has announced a partnership with Fishburners to help bring veteran business ideas to life. WithYouWithMe is establishing the first Veteran Start-Up Pathway – a program to assist veterans with a great business idea make their dream a reality. Veterans will submit their business ideas, with a……

3 startup culture hacks

3 startup culture hacks

Shaw and Cale are the founders of FairDealFX.  Cale has close to 20 years experience in financial markets and treasury.  Shaw is a seasoned technology professional who understands the links between business problems and technology solutions. Shaw wrote on his blog about his learnings on the startup culture and their journey since being in Fishburners for the week.

Work at Fishburners: Events and Marketing Coordinator

Work at Fishburners: Events and Marketing Coordinator

Want to use your events, marketing and social media skills helping Australian startups succeed? Fun, fast paced and dynamic team and culture We are looking for an Events and Marketing coordinator to join the team in Sydney. With well over 600 events every year held in Sydney alone, this is a hugely exciting job. You’ll……

Top 30+ Startup Business Tools

Top 30+ Startup Business Tools

One of our Burners James Banks, Co-Founder of Web3 and Lemodus, wrote about his top 30+ startup business tools and why. With thanks to Recomazing on their stack of recommendations and James Banks on his essential tools to getting started. Do you feel like you could be running your startup better? Are you overwhelmed by all……

Human of Fishburners with Zed Klingenberg from Tyroola

Human of Fishburners with Zed Klingenberg from Tyroola

  What is Tyroola? We are Tyroola.com.au – the largest tyre e-commerce shop in Australia. With access to more than 3 million premium, mid-range and budget products, 50+ brands, and more than 500+ fitting stations, we can deliver the perfect tyre for the customer’s needs straight to a tyre installer nearby. It’s really simple, you type in your size……

Fishburners, River City Labs join forces to host Queensland’s largest Startup Weekend

Fishburners, River City Labs join forces to host Queensland’s largest Startup Weekend

Leading technology startup hub River City Labs has partnered with Australia’s largest startup co-working space Fishburners to co-host the city’s annual flagship Startup Weekend event, Queensland’s premier tech bootcamp where future entrepreneurs are born. The 54-hour event in November will see the largest collaborative gathering of talented and passionate teams pitching their business ideas for……

All startups are equal – Fishburners says“yes” to equality

All startups are equal – Fishburners says“yes” to equality

Sydney, Brisbane, Friday, September 8, 2017: Australia’s largest community of startups, Fishburners has shown its support for marriage equality, proudly taking on the LGBTIQ rainbow and updating it’s tagline to “where all startups are equal.” The Fishburners’ Board and CEO Annie Parker were unanimous in their support for marriage equality. “The Australian startup ecosystem is……

Fishburners welcomes new CEO Annie Parker

Fishburners welcomes new CEO Annie Parker

Fishburners welcomes new CEO Annie Parker   Sydney, Thursday, July 20, 2017: Leading Australian startup community Fishburners has appointed Annie Parker as interim CEO, to lead its next stage of growth. Ms Parker takes the reins from outgoing CEO Murray Hurps and will begin her role on Monday, July 24. Under Mr Hurps’ leadership Fishburners……

Fishburners to be anchor tenant in Sydney’s startup hub

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……

Humans of Fishburners with Matt from China Checkup

Humans of Fishburners with Matt from China Checkup

We had a catch up with the Founder of China Checkup, Matt Slater. He talks about why China Checkup started, how he faced his challenges and some advice when getting started. What is China Checkup? We provide verification reports on Chinese Companies for companies worldwide. Where did it all start? I was living in Shanghai……

5 Quick Tips for Startups on IP 101

5 Quick Tips for Startups on IP 101

Start-ups are a buzz with creativity and innovation, but often have a lot on their plate like raising finances, finding good talent and securing customers. So it’s understandable that thinking about intellectual property (IP) management seems like a waste of precious time and money. However, finding ways to protect your IP is one of the……

What is IP?

What is IP?

Intellectual Property (IP) can be an invention, a brand, or an original work of art and IP rights like Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights offer exclusive legal ownership over these assets. They can be bought, sold or licensed. Some IP doesn’t require registration. You don’t need to register your copyright interests – copyright is……

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