27 November 2019, Sydney, AUSTRALIA: Australia’s largest and most established startup community, Fishburners, has been recognised for its community impact for the 3rd year running by the StartCon Awards. Now in its 4th year, the StartCon annual Australasian Startup Awards recognises the most innovative and disruptive start-ups, companies and people in the Australasian region.
With 17 categories covering all aspects of the startup ecosphere, Fishburners was recognised as Australasia’s best startup resource for providing the best experience and most value for its members.
More than a coworking space, Fishburners is a not-for-profit that’s famous for its high quality startups and world-class community. Exemplifying the outstanding membership, earlier in the week Fishburners member v2food raised $35 million in a Series A round less than 10 months after launching.
The importance of this community focus is borne out by a recent study – The 2020 Global Community Index which identified that almost 90% of companies said community is critical to their company’s mission and has had a positive impact on their business.Some of the resources and features of the community include expert lunch- and-learns, member roundtables, workshops, Friday night pitches, sport groups, in-house movie nights, out-of-office weekend trips, access to an extensive network of mentors, investors, media contacts, funding sources, and potential customer funnels and a digital platform to make use of our curated startup tools and resources anywhere, anytime.
Nicole O’Brien, CEO of Fishburners said, “We are honoured to accept StartCon’s Australasia’s best startup resource award. It continues to be a privilege to work with and strengthen Australia’s startup ecosystem and even more so to help our members grow and be successful together. Our highly-collaborative, impactful and community focused not for profit model is the cornerstone of the Fishburners culture and we hope to provide this great resource to more and more Australians in the years to come.”
Fishburners serves over 800 members through their physical offices in Sydney and Brisbane, partnership spaces across regional Australia and a flourishing 200 deep online virtual community.