Tech For Good Hub

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The Tech for Good Hub is a physical and digital incubator for Founders working on solutions addressing sustainable development goals. 

At Fishburners we strongly believe that technology needs to be harnessed to address the world’s greatest challenges.

The Tech for Good Hub provides a resource-rich learning and collaborative knowledge sharing environment for Founders who are working on ventures that are creating ambitious solutions for sustainable development.

With support from the City of Sydney, we are offering 30 Scholarships (no fee and no equity) for early stage ventures, based in the City of Sydney LGA, to participate in a nine month program. Eligible participants will need to clearly demonstrate the viability, feasibility and desirability of your idea and how your venture uses technology to make a positive difference by tackling some of the world’s most pressing environmental, economic and social challenges.

Each of the selected ventures will have access to our physical hub in Sydney and access to best practice knowledge and learning, resources and tools, mentors and experts and community of practice, so you can develop and grow your venture. There is a monthly half day session for scholarship participants that is run face to face. Other resources can be accessed via the dedicated Founders Hub.

Program Benefits

Eligibilty Criteria

  • Participants will need to be 18+ years old
  • Preference for ventures operating in the City of Sydney LGA
  • The venture uses technology to solve some of the world’s pressing issues aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Participants can commit to the duration of the program (April-Dec 2022)

Key Dates

FAQS

I am based outside of Sydney, can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply. Given that the program is supported by the City of Sydney, preference will be given to ventures that are based in the City of Sydney LGA or those who will potentially relocate there in the future
I have several team members, can they all participate?
The scholarship is for founders only and up to 2 co-founders per venture can participate. If you have more team members, we can provide them with access to the Tech For Good Founder’s Hub, which is a digital offering.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No, there is no cost to participate. This initiative is powered by Fishburners and the City of Sydney. You won’t pay any fee nor will we take any equity.
Can we base ourselves in Fishburners for the duration of the program?
Yes, you can access a community desk at any time for up to 10 days per month.
I am currently a Fishburners member, can I apply?
Yes, we will be offering a scholarship for up to 5 existing members.
Will the workshops/sessions be face to face or online?
There will be a kick off day on 6 April which will be run face to face, if it is safe to do so. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the rest of the cohort. Each month there is a half day face to face workshop/session.  Other sessions such as pitch nights and lunch n learns can be accessed via online or face to face, so you can choose what works for you.
What Fishburners’ membership do participants receive?
You receive the Fishburners’ “Flexible Membership” which is valued at $380 per month. This includes access to a community desk for up to 10 days per month.