Australia’s Startup Ecosystem by DC Collins
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)
Inspire9 hosts a diverse range of startups from creative entrepreneurs to well-funded growth startups. Inspire9 is located on level 1 of the original Australian Knitting Mills building in Richmond, a one minute walk to Richmond railway station. We believe that providing human-centric workspaces drives innovation, connection, and growth for ideas-driven small teams and individuals. Our vision is to be Australia’s most pioneering and diverse coworking community for startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs.
Banyule digiDECL is a dedicated coworking space in Heidelberg West for professionals in, and around, Heidelberg West. Depending on the membership package, benefits include: * Two meetings rooms (one that can seat 8 people and a Boardroom that can fit up to 12) * Digital business mentoring (assistance with website and online presence) * Digital training sessions (social media, cloud computing, building a basic website, etc.) * High-speed internet * Interactive whiteboards * Car parking * Networking opportunities with other members * Private meeting room and boardroom * Token to access building * Printer, scanner, and photocopier * Paid Xero bookkeeping service * Mail service * Locker use * Coffee machine and microwave Membership options range from Daily ($220 for 10 daily passes), Weekly (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday for $77 per week) to Monthly (24/7 access for $220 per month).
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).
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 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
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
Depo8 is a co-working space in Prahran with an aim to help businesses in their early stages, ranging from creative freelancers, startups or a company setting up a new office. A full time desk costs $117+GST per week or $500+GST per month, which comes with: * high speed wifi * 24/7 access * Access to all meeting rooms, quiet rooms and chill out areas Daily desk hire costs $30 per day (or $5 an hour up to $30), which comes with 9am to 5pm access from Monday to Friday. The large board room seats up to 10 people; the medium boardroom seats up to 8 people and a smaller meeting room sets up to 6 people. There are two quiet rooms that are approximately 4m2 in size.
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
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.
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
Fishburners is the largest startup co-working space in Australia, hosting over 176 companies, 264 members and 500 visitors a week across almost 2000 sqm. Started by Peter Davison, Fishburners is a non-profit venture powered by sponsorship from Newscorp, Google, Optus, PWC, Xero, Amazon, NAB, Dropbox and Big Air. Membership options range from a hot desk ($44 per day), part-time ($330 per month) to full-time ($440 per month). 7-Day Guest Passes are available. Q: Where did Fishburners get its name from? A: The Fishburn. One of the first fleet ships that settled on Australia.
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
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 […]
Tank Stream Ventures is a $20m technology venture capital fund. So far, they have invested in 9 startups (22 founders) with an average investment of $500k. 30% of funds have been deployed. Rui Rodrigues (WHEB Ventures) is Tank Stream Ventures’ Managing Partner. Approach Tank Stream Ventures invests in strong teams building scalable defensible businesses leveraged by technology. They like to invest in companies and sectors where we can add significant value: marketplaces and SaaS are a few of our core sectors of expertise. Tank Stream Ventures supports founders with an ambitious vision to disrupt industries and improve people’s lives through technology. They’re looking for the 3 Ms: Management, Market and Momentum Their focus is on startups that have the potential to scale globally while understanding local markets. They tend to invest in late seed (post launch) to series-A rounds, with investment size ranging from $250k up to $1m in an initial round, with potential for follow on investment. They also usually invest alongside other investors and we can either lead or follow other leading investors.
The Startmate accelerator offers mentoring from successful tech startup founders. Five startups are selected from a shortlist of 25 invited for interviews. Mentors invest their time, as well as their money. Startmate also offers $75,000 cash for 7.5% equity. Startmate also offers to match the terms of the last round of funding for startups that have raised more than $200,000. The formal part of the accelerator is a five month program. Successful applicants are able to work for free at ATP Innovations in Sydney during January, February and March. Startmate teams spend April and May in Silicon Valley to raise seed capital. Startmate also includes two demo days, one in Sydney and one in Silicon Valley, in front of early stage investors. The demo days are designed to help teams explore capital raising options. The key value of the Startmate program is the access to its mentor network, which includes: Steen Andersson (Co-founder, 5th Finger) Rick Baker (Managing Director, Blackbird Ventures) Bill Bartee (General Manager, Southern Cross Ventures) Paul Bassat (Co-founder, SquarePeg Capital) Romain Bonjean (Co-founder, iVox and Lumigenix) Matt Cameron (VP Sales, Scripted) Mike Cannon-Brookes (Co-founder, Atlassian) Holly Cardew (Founder, Pixc) Mike Casey (Co-founder, GradConnection) Kim Chen (Co-founder, Tjoos) […]
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.