The country’s largest startup coworking nextwork, Fishburners, has begun its regional rollout, launching in Coffs Harbour – home of the Big Banana – on the NSW mid-north coast.
The Fishburners presence is virtual in a partnership with the local council entity 6 Degrees. The Coffs Harbour hub gives local founders the same benefits as physical Fishburners members, including access to the virtual membership platform, member and company directory, mentors, live events, accountability groups and startup perks.
On top of that, the Fishburners deal offers reciprocal co-working access, live streaming pitch nights, educational resources and talks on topics such as accounting, legal and marketing.
Fishburners CEO Nicole O’Brien said great ideas, innovations and startups “are not location-bound” in welcoming the new Coffs Harbour members
“Fishburners is at its heart a community of entrepreneurs, working together to bring innovations that improve lives, generate employment and contribute to our overall wealth in Australia,” she said.
“We are working to connect entrepreneurs all across Australia and unlock opportunities, resources and ongoing support for our entire community.”
Fishburners, which now has more than 850 members across the Sydney, Brisbane and virtual membership bases, is looking to partner with regional startup hubs to extend their resources.
The announcement of the partnership with 6 Degrees, which runs incubator and accelerator programs, came at the end of the six-week Startup Coffs Coast event.