Australia’s Startup Ecosystem by DC Collins
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 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
Vibewire is a youth-led, not-for-profit Sydney co-working space for young, creative entrepreneurs. It is also one of the most affordable co-working spaces in Australia at $55 per month (with a once-off joining fee of $110). Facilities include: * 24 hour access * open-plan meeting room (seats 10 people) * bike racks * telephone rooms for private phone calls * superfast wi-fi
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).
Melbourne Arts Club Studio is a light filled, vintage-themed shared co-working space in Preston. Features include: * lockers * wifi * desk * kitchenette * 24 hour access Membership options range from a hot desk ($18 per day), short term ($80 per week), monthly ($281 per month), quarterly ($800) to six-monthly ($1,551). There is a $50 refundable deposit for a key.
Hub is the largest coworking community in Australia for growing small businesses. Hub Sydney is centrally located at 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 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 8 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
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
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
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
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
Launchpad is Australia’s first local multi-site workspace based in Richmond. Its 165 Cremorne Street office (Launchpad 1) has a corporate and professional fit-out. Benefits include: * 3 meeting rooms with capacity for 3-10 people * practical Boardroom with projector, whiteboard and conference phone * 12 private and professional styled offices * Clusters of open plan desks for collaborative teams * Shared-access photocopier, large format printer and A4/A3 colour laser printers * Ground coffee / tea facilities * Members only access to gym and pool Membership options range from Virtual ($88 per month for business address), Co-Worker (10 days for $330 per month), Community Space (dedicated desk and storage for $660 per month) to business space for 2-20 members (from $990 per month).
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 Griffin Accelerator is a three month intensive program driven by Canberra entrepreneurs who invest in, host, teach and mentor selected startups to create successful businesses. Along with $25,000 in funding, the Griffin Accelerator provides three months of mentoring for 10% equity. The mentors include: – Craig Davis (CEO/Co-founder, Griffin Accelerator) – Nick McNaughton (Co-founder, Griffin Accelerator) – Uwe Boettcher (Co-founder, Griffin Accelerator and Capital Angles) – Marcus Dawe (CEO, GreenMag Group and Mineral Carbonation International) – Tony Henshaw (Board member, NICTA) – Sarah Pearson (CEO, CBR Innovation Network) – Anne-Marie Perret (R&D funding advice) – Murray Rankin (Founder, Rankin Securities) – Lyndal Thorburn – Sylvia Tulloch (Materials Scientist, UNSW) Topics covered in the program include: – startup basics – pitching and strategy – lean customer validation – business systems basics – KPIs and metrics – competitor landscape and research – advanced pitching – practical marketing for startups – sales – business models, strategy, IP and defensibility – financial projections At the end of the 3 month core program, participants will pitch to investors in Canberra and Sydney. The next three months will include assistance with investor relations – finding the right investors, the right deal terms, and completing the right […]
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.
Tank Stream Labs hosts more than 50 startups and 220 entrepreneurs across 2,500sqm of co-working space on Bridge Street, Sydney. Facilities Super-fast unlimited optic fibre internet connection Unlimited use of workspace Private storage and desk 6 meeting rooms Full colour printer Showers Pricing Tank Stream Labs offers full-time (24/7 access), part-time and day pass memberships on month to month plans. Full-time plans range from $650 to $800 per month and part-time plans start from $400 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
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 […]
Cohoots is a coworking space located in Castlemaine. Tim Ford (an enterprise coach) and Rhonda Chapman (an aid and development consultant) established Cohoots to help people find a better way to blend work into their lives. There are two meeting rooms – one seats 6 people and another boardroom seats more than 12 people. Membership options include: * 32 hour plan for $140+GST per month, including 1 hour meeting room hire * 64 hour plan for $250+GST per month, including 5 hours of meeting room hire * 96 hour plan for $340+GST per month, including 8 hours of meeting room hire and mailing/delivery address * Full-time plan (5 days per week) for $450+GST per month, including exclusive use of desk and 10 hours of meeting room hire and mailing/delivery address Discounts may also apply for teams using multiple desks. Members – http://www.cohoots.info/