Australia’s Startup Ecosystem by DC Collins
Hub is the largest coworking community in Australia for growing small businesses. Hub Sydney is centrally located at 101 William Street, Darlinghurst. Membership options vary from Casual ($330 per month for 8 days of hot desking), Frequent ($550 per month for 24×7 access), Local ($770 per month for lockable storage and business mailing address) to Studio (for private office or semi-private office). Facilities include: * 10 meeting spaces (seating 2 to 10 people) * Private studios for 3 to 10 people (for the studio coworking option) * 24 hour / 7 days a week access * Fully equipped kitchen with unlimited coffee * Shower facilities * Colour and A3 printing * Stand up desks * Phone booths * Napping / meditation space * 100Mbps fibre internet
York Butter Factory is situated on King Street (base of the Rialto building) and is named after the original 1855 building. York Butter Factory hosts over 50 startups. Membership options range from After-hours ($275 per month), Part-Time ($110 per month for 1 day a week) to Full-Time ($660 per month) Facilities include: * cafe area * 5 meeting rooms * 100 Mbps fibre connection * unlimited refreshments York Butter Factory runs tours every Monday and Wednesday between 12pm to 2pm.
The Workbench is a shared workspace for designers, writers, artists and business people. Located in a heritage warehouse in Ultimo, the Workbench has two large communal desks, a long room-length workbench and a separate bench for working while standing. Facilities include: * fast wifi * a large kitchen space * bike parking area Memberships vary between day passes ($44 per day), occasional (1 day a month for $44), part-time (12 days a month for $330 per month) and full-time ($550 per month). A building access swipe cart costs an additional $80 as a refundable deposit.
River City Labs is a co-working space in Brisbane with a focus on mobile, internet, telecoms and technology. Facilities include: * ultra fast internet * boardroom that seats 10 (25sqm) * onsite kitchen with fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine and filtered water * printer * 3 meeting spaces Memberships range from: * drop in day passes ($33 per day) * casual membership ($110 per month for access to mentors, the building, internet, events, with use of a desk at $25 per day) * community membership ($165 per year for access to lounge area, internet and events) * corporate membership ($1650 per year for two branded events) * desk membership ($495 per month for 24/7 access and dedicated desk space and use of the boardroom)
The Cluster hosts top tier members across 1,600m2 of co-working and private office space, venue space and boardroom/meeting rooms. There are a range of membership options available from day passes ($40 per day), virtual office ($15 per week for a business address), telephony answering ($25 per week), flexidesk (from $130 per week), permanent desk (from $150 per week) to a private office. Benefits of membership include: * High speed fibre internet and wifi * Colour and A3 printing * Phone booths * Storage space * 24 hour access * Bike storage, showers and change rooms * Skype rooms * Weekly events * Local coffee and filtered water * Green electricity
Collectiv is located in a boutique creative office building in South Melbourne and comprises a mix of both corporate and young, funky organisations from creatives, architects, designers and artists through to developers, IT entrepreneurs and media gurus. Members have 24/7 access and a permanent desk with 2 lockable drawers. Other benefits include: * Fibre optic 200/200 Mbps broadband * An 8 seater meeting room and a 20+ seater executive boardroom * Zen Garden for social breakout * Fruit, tea and unlimited coffee with a commercial grade Espresso Coffee Machine Membership options include Hot Desks ($30+GST per day) and Dedicated Desk ($450+GST per month).
River City Labs Accelerator is an accelerator targeted towards early stage, digital tech startups. The Accelerator takes 5 startups through a 14 week intensive program. Benefits include: * funding – seed funding of $20,000 for 3% equity (plus a further $20,000 tranche and 3 month extension) * mentors – access to the River City Labs, muru-D and Telstra community * introductions – introductions to Australian, Asian, American and European investors * co-working – 3 months of full-time co-working space at River City Labs for the entire team
Openhub is a Melbourne based shared space for entrepreneurs, creative professionals, techies and startups. Founded in 2007, Openhub is Melbourne’s first co-working space. Membership options range from a shared standing desk ($10+GST per day), a desk 3 days a week ($450+GST per month) to full time (24/7 access and dedicated desk for $600+GST per month). A Startup package is also available for dedicated work area and multiple desks. Features include: * Colour printer * Coffee, fruit and filtered water * Bike rack
Blix Spaces is a modern and purpose built co-working space in Port Melbourne. Facilities include: * Over 55 workstations (along with optional standing desks) * Boardroom (which can seat 14 people), a meeting room (which can seat 8 people) and a second meeting room (which can seat 4 people) * Gourmet coffee machine along with sparkling water and beer on tap * Kitchen and shower facilities onsite Membership options include hot desks at $35 +GST per day or monthly membership of $650 +GST per month
Hub is the largest coworking community in Australia for growing small businesses. Hub Sydney is centrally located at 5 Peel Street, Adelaide. Membership options vary from Casual ($330 per month for 8 days of hot desking), Frequent ($550 per month for 24×7 access), Local ($770 per month for lockable storage and business mailing address) to Studio (for private office or semi-private office). Facilities include: * 10 meeting spaces (seating 2 to 8 people) * Private studios for 2 to 6 people (for the studio coworking option) * 24 hour / 7 days a week access * Fully equipped kitchen with unlimited coffee * Shower facilities * Colour and A3 printing * Stand up desks * 100Mbps fibre internet
The EduGrowth Early Stage Investment Fund is dedicated towards Australian education technology startups and is aligned with EduGrwoth’s full-time accelerator program. Selected teams at EduGrowth have access to: – A$50,000 for a minority share of 6% – Training from leading experts from the startup community, investors and education experts – Connection to the university, K-12 and tertiary partners for pilot programs and distribution – Demo day in front of key decision makers, markets and investors – Collaborative working environment EduGrowth is a national not-for-profit organisation focused on supporting and promoting the edtech sector. EduGrowth is supported by Navitas, Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, Charles Sturt University and Griffith University.
HR Tech is a 12 week accelerator program specialising in human resources. The program is driven by Slingshotters and covers: Business Modelling (using Ash Mauyra’s Lean Canvas methodology), Traction and customer insights, Branding and marketing, Financial modelling, Pitch coaching and Corporate engagement. There is also an additional three month incubation program focused on driving results, as well as a demo day. Other key features include seed investment of up to $150,000 from the Slingshot Venture Fund (and the opportunity for next-round investment) and access to business units and senior staff at Seek, Hudson and UTS. The HR Tech themes are: – Casualisation of the Workforce – This includes creating shifts in how people will work in the future in addition to new business models on how and where people find work (e.g. sidekicker, workana). – Employer Insights – This can include verification of education and qualification credentials, criminal record checks, etc. This also has the potential to assist with diversity and inclusion. – Candidate Experience – This would include bridging the nexus between education and employment. Potentially continues right through to helping current employees identify the right next role via outsourcing. – Disruptive Technology and Business Models – New solutions and innovation that impacts either side […]
Techstars Adelaide is focused on security and defence, and offers a three-month mentor-driven program with exclusive access to world leading industry partners, such as Boeing, SAAB, Thales, Rheinmetall and Codan. Techstars Adelaide accepts early stage companies specialising in Internet of Things (IoT), big data, sensors and robotics. upon acceptance, a $100,000 convertible note is automatically offered to all Techstars companies. $20,000 is also offered in exchange for 6% common stock and: – access to Techstars resources for life – acceleration in a 90-day Techstars program with intense, hands-on mentorship from Techstars Mentors – connections to the Techstars Network of over 5,000 founders, alumni and mentors globally – 400 perks worth over $1M – office space for three months – demo Day and other investor connections – Equity Back Guarantee, the only one of its kind in the industry Techstars Adelaide is Techstar’s first foray in the APAC region, Chris is the Program Manager and was previously the Regional Manager for Techstars Startup Programs for West of the USA and Canada. Chris holds a Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco in Entrepreneurship and Management. The mentors for Techstars Adelaide are currently Atlanta Daniel (General Partner, Signal Ventures Australia) and […]
Clarify Village strives to be the hub for Soulpreneurs in Melbourne. Targeted towards small business owners, creatives, consultants and entrepreneurs, Clarify Village’s features include: * meeting, training and event spaces * retail space for showcasing products * access to Mastermind Groups and mini-coaching sessions Members – http://www.clarifyvillage.com/meet-our-members.html
Hot DesQ invites startups to move to Queensland and offers up to A$100,000 equity-free funding. Hot DesQ participants will also be embedded within an established startup community, and be provided with free co-working space for 6 months, access to mentors, and support to achieve Hot DesQ Network points. Nominated team members of the successful applicants will need to base themselves full time in Queensland for at least six months to develop their startup. Hot DesQ is available to any entrepreneur currently based outside of Queensland with an existing startup or entrepreneurial experience, including early stage entrepreneurs and startups, Aussie expatriates and established startups looking to expand into Asia-Pacific.
The Cowork Collective is a boutique coworking space in Brunswick East. Founded by Bec Mutch, she established The Coworking Collective in an old gold stamping factory as a way of creating environments and experiences that coax big dreams into reality for people brave enough to go it alone. Membership options range from 2 days per week for $250+GST per month, 20 hours per week for $350+GST per month, 3 days a week for $350+GST per month or unlimited between 5pm to 12pm for $200+GST per month. Depending on the membership package, membership may include a business mailing address and 24 hour access. Membership also includes a complimentary meeting room allocation per month.
Vocus Upstart offers a 13 week intensive mentoring program and up to $320,000 in seed capital. Tony Grist (Vocus Communications), Matt Macfarlane (Yuuwa Capital) and other high net worth investors are supporting the program financially. Eligibility Your idea needs to incorporate some software and solve a customer problem or satisfy a real need. You will need to have a prototype, mockup or beta of your product You will need a team which includes a technical co-founder who can further develop your product during the program. Your startup, if incorporated, must have been incorporated in the last three years and have revenue of less than $200,000. You must be located in Perth and commit to work full-time on your start up throughout the program. Link to FAQ
Startmesh is a Global Technology Venture Catalyst targeting startups that have passed the idea validation stage and are seeking substainable profitability or a liquidity event. Startmesh supports startups that are disrupting one or more of five industry verticals – behaviour, crowd enablement, asset sharing, cyber security and biotech data. Startmesh offers: – Expertise in global commercialisation and expansion – Creative and unique access to capital – Proven and transparent processes that accelerate the path to profitability – Seasoned executives with deep, subject-matter expertise – Cost-efficient back office support – Growth hacking, marketing and communication execution