Senior Writer Darryl Adams reports from the startup co-location space Fishburners.
Fishburners is both a complex and simple place. Take people out of the equation is it simply a couple of rooms with tables, power points, internet access and essential services like toilets and a kitchen.
However it’s value is people. This is a space where people with ideas can come to work, share and learn.
I am at the Ultimo site, which is mainly for computer startups. There is another site in Darlinghurst that is home to more people centric companies (like previously reported on BizzBuzz and Click PR, who represent among thers Kogan and Studio Propper)
There are two types of spaces, with the long term Members having dedicated tables where they can use whatever equipment they want to provide themselves (and a key, so they can work whenever they want), and the community tables where for $40 a day, you get access to a chair, table and wifi. Click here for full details.
Another thing about Fishburners (named after the First Fleet ship Fishburn and not that the building in Ultimo was a former fish restaurant) is that it is non profit. You do not have to give equity up, Sydney of City Council sponsors the site, nnd other companies provides services and deals, but any busnesses founded here remains the creators. A list of current businesses located in Fishburners can be found here
The goof thing about sites like Fishburnsrrs (and other sites like Brisbanes River City Labs) is the ability to network with peers and mentors. I can assure you I will take advantage of this, and I hope that I can bring some of the results to you.
Looking at the chalk board shows that there is a lot ging on here, from challenges sponsored by universities and companies, discussions with business and industry leaders and the space i also used for get togethers for other groups (like the SEO meetups).
Stay tuned for further posts!