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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……

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,……

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……

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……

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……

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,……

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……

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……

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……

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.

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……

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……

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