What we're about

Can't make it to one of our events? No worries. Check out our virtual membership (https://fishburners.org/virtualmemberships), which provides access to all of our event recordings and slides, as well as our community of 800+ Sydney, Brisbane and virtual members, and a day a month working from the Fishburners space.

Who are we?

Fishburners is much more than a coworking space. We are a not for profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors - Google for Startups, UTS, Chartered Accountants, and Jobs for NSW.

We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier. Being a Fishburners member means that you'll have the right connections, tools, facilities, resources, learning and development, and mentoring for your idea to come to life and flourish.

In addition to our memberships, we open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our weekly lunchtime workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday Night Pitches (the first three Friday's of the month). Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Please note that all registrations need to happen via our Humanitix page (http://go.fishburners.org/events-sydney).

And if you're looking for a spacious (up to 300 pax capacity), quirky, startup-esque, convenient (next to Wynyard station) and flexible space to host your next event, with a bar and catering options, then look no further than our event venue (https://fishburners.org/venue-hire-sydney). Make sure to get in touch and enquire by emailing jane@fishburners.org.

Want to get involved?

If you would like to get involved by submitting your news, hacks or story, or pitching, judging or sponsoring Friday Night Pitches, or running a workshop or round table, or joining our partner network, or providing one on one mentoring, or offering a perk/member discount, please submit an application here (https://fishburners.typeform.com/to/zYXIJO).

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (5)

Lunch & Learn: DIY Capital Raising Workshop

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Please note that you need to register for both physical and virtual tickets via Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com/lunch-and-learn-diy-capital-raising-workshop ---- In this Lunch & Learn, learn the 5-step process to a successful capital raise... 1. Increase your investor to investor conversion ratio 2. Turn investor rejection into future opportunities 3. How to launch your capital raise with investors already interested Agile Capital Raising International Markets and your opportunity for capital 4. Techniques to save you hours from answering questions 5. Where to discover and how to attract potential investors Key Takeaways - Learn to deal with potential investors - Gain confidence in pitching - Understand the psychology of investors - Understand tracking the results and how you can improve the process About the Speaker Steve Torso is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor, Australasia’s leading private investment platform with over 29,300 high-net-worth investors, fund managers, family offices and industry participants. Knowledge gained through Wholesale Investor led to the development of CRIISP, an end-to-end SaaS platform for capital raising, secondary sales, and direct investment. Steve is considered an opinion leader for companies that are raising capital and has been a keynote speaker and panelist at a myriad of global events hosted by the Australian Stock Exchange, Department of Trade and Investment (UK), UTS, Queensland Government, AusBiotech, Thomson Reuters, DLA Piper, PwC and e27. His opinion pieces have been shared by the Australian Financial Review, BRW, Sydney Morning Herald, Startup Daily, Startup Smart, Smart Company, Sky Business and Switzer amongst others. ---------------- If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend our physical event. Tune in virtually instead! **Please note photos may be taken during the event. If you wish to opt out, please let one of our staff members know or email [masked] for any other concerns. Go directly up to Level 3 of the Sydney Startup Hub and walk down the yellow corridor. Limited places available so registration is essential. About Fishburners Fishburners is much more than a coworking space. We are a not for profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors - Google for Startups, UTS, Chartered Accountants, and Jobs for NSW. We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier! We do this through our different memberships which provide the facilities, resources, learning and development, mentoring, and connections that you need for your idea to come to life and flourish. We also open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our weekly lunchtime learning workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday night pitches. Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Any questions about memberships or events, please feel free to email [masked].

Fishburners Sydney Tour

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What is Fishburners? What is our vision? How are we ensuring that our space is socially distanced? Is it a good fit for you? What is included in your membership? Join us on Friday at 10am and our Head of Community will be available to show you around the space and answer any of your questions. You are also invited to spend the day working at Fishburners after the tour. Founders and their teams welcome. About Fishburners Fishburners is much more than a coworking space. We are a not for profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors - Google for Startups, UTS, Chartered Accountants, and Jobs for NSW. We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier! We do this through our different memberships which provide the facilities, resources, learning and development, mentoring, and connections that you need for your idea to come to life and flourish. We also open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our weekly lunch & learn workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday night pitches. Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Any questions about memberships, please feel free to email [masked].

Humanitarian Pitch Night

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Please note that all virtual (free) and physical ($10) tickets must be registered for via Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com/humanitarian-pitch-night 2020 has been a challenging year and despite all the bad, we've been encouraged by the number of founders working hard to help solve huge global issues. We've decided to host this night in order to support these founders, and in the hopes that you'll be inspired to start or contribute toward a startup that makes the world a more just and equitable place! If you run a startup that is working to improve lives and reduce human suffering, please apply ASAP here. - https://fishburners.typeform.com/to/cRpqJC. Please note that we have strictly 60 in-person tickets available (to allow for proper social distancing), and we are unable to sell extra tickets at the door. Networking begins at 5pm, and the pitches themselves kick off at 5.30pm, for those streaming in virtually. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend our event in person. ------ For those of you who have never attended a Friday Pitch Night, here's a bit of context! Every Friday night from 5pm, Fishburners opens its doors to host Shark Tank-style, Friday Night Pitches. We are a non for profit community of entrepreneurs that is dedicated to growing tech startups - and this is Australia's largest, most regular event in the ecosystem. Our $10 entry price is directed back into the Fishburners community and covers your pizza, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages for the evening. The ticket booking fee will also be put toward Room to Read, which is a leading non-profit focused on girls' education and children's literacy in Asia and Africa. If you're looking for inspiration to start a business, are keen to learn some pitch tips, or just want to find out what startups are new in Sydney, this is for you. It's a great event for current entrepreneurs or anyone interested in entrepreneurship but not sure where to start. The event schedule for Friday Night Pitches is as follows: • 5PM: Networking & drinks • 5:30PM: Pitches begin. Grab a seat! • 6:30PM-8PM (approx.): Networking • 8PM: Event concludes ---------------- How to Find Us Go directly up to Level 2 of the Sydney Startup Hub. Please walk towards the stairs and turn left to the events space. About Fishburners Fishburners is much more than a coworking space. We are a not for profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors - Google for Startups, UTS, Chartered Accountants, and Jobs for NSW. We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow, and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier! We do this through our different memberships which provide the facilities, resources, learning and development, mentoring, and connections that you need for your idea to come to life and flourish. We also open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our weekly lunchtime learning workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday night pitches. Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Any questions about memberships or events, please feel free to email [masked]. Please note that Fishburners values inclusive communities and all events hosted here are governed by our community code of conduct. This stems from our desire to run a productive and valuable night for our founders and all attendees where everyone feels safe and welcome to attend, bring friends, meet new people, and enjoy the startup landscape. To make sure we have the best environment in support of this, in cases where someone is detracting from this goal they may be asked to leave for excessive drinking, antisocial behaviour, speaking during the pitches or disengagement with the purpose of the night. If any issues arise that make you feel uncomfortable please don’t hesitate to come and speak to one of the team.

Fishburners Sydney Tour

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What is Fishburners? What is our vision? How are we ensuring that our space is socially distanced? Is it a good fit for you? What is included in your membership? Join us on Friday at 10am and our Head of Community will be available to show you around the space and answer any of your questions. You are also invited to spend the day working at Fishburners after the tour. Founders and their teams welcome. About Fishburners Fishburners is much more than a coworking space. We are a not for profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors - Google for Startups, UTS, Chartered Accountants, and Jobs for NSW. We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier! We do this through our different memberships which provide the facilities, resources, learning and development, mentoring, and connections that you need for your idea to come to life and flourish. We also open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our weekly lunch & learn workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday night pitches. Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Any questions about memberships, please feel free to email [masked].

Past Events

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