Fishburners Founders Hub

Fishburners Founders Hub

Are you a start-up founder or want to unleash your inner entrepreneur? Do you want contact with people to support and encourage you?

Find your entrepreneurial tribe at La Trobe’s Fishburners Founders Hub.

Fishburners is Australia’s largest start-up community that supports people on their entrepreneurial journey by providing resources, education and mentoring within a connected group of likeminded people.

The Fishburners community connect with each other to share and learn – giving you and your idea the best chance to kick-start success. Fishburners is committed to inspiring entrepreneurialism and equipping start-ups, and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the know-how, skills and capabilities for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

La Trobe community on Fishburners Founders Hub

Connect with peers who are on the same journey as you and be empowered by being part of a community who share their knowledge, skills and expertise.

La Trobe is excited to announce a new partnership with Fishburners. La Trobe University is committed to developing and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for our students, staff and the communities served by our campuses.

We welcome expressions of interest from students, staff and entrepreneurs across Victoria.

As a La Trobe community member you’ll receive a free 12-month membership to the Fishburners Founders Hub, worth up to $360! You’ll get access to exclusive live events, mentors, office hours, start-up perks and Fishburners online community of over 1000 members and 450 start-ups.

Expression of Interest

Expression of interest is now open. To apply, please fill out the form below.

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Launch Event

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The launch event was hosted on Thursday 29 October, 12pm with La Trobe Vice Chancellor, Professor John Dewar and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr Megan Fisher and the CEO of Fishburners, Nicole O'Brien.


Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible for the La Trobe University community on Fishburners Founders Hub, you need to be a start-up founder or a staff member, student or alumni of La Trobe University. We are also opening up this opportunity to any student from La Trobe, all La Trobe alumni and alumni that have completed our La Trobe Accelerator Program (LTAP). La Trobe encourages interest from founders of any type of start-up with a preference for start-ups addressing challenges in broad areas of Health and Wellness, Digital Technologies and Transformation, Food, Agriculture and the Environment.

What do I receive as part of the La Trobe University community on the Fishburners Founders Hub platform?

Members who apply to be a part of the La Trobe community on the virtual Fishburners Founders Hub will receive a free membership, worth up to $360! As a virtual member of Fishburners you’ll get access to exclusive live events, mentors, office hours, start-up perks and Fishburners online community of over 1000 members and 450 start-ups.

If I register my interest, do I automatically gain access?

We will be reviewing expressions of interests to be a part of the Fishburners Founders Hub and will advise if you have been successful or not in gaining access.

If I am accepted onto the Fishburners Founders Hub as part of the La Trobe community, what do La Trobe expect of me?

You will become a member of a virtual community on the Fishburners Founders Hub. La Trobe want you to get as much out of the platform as possible and contribute to making the Founders Hub a thriving group of supportive entrepreneurs! To do this, it would be of your benefit to contribute to the community– this could be through posting, sharing information, attending events and more. We expect that you are active and engaging with the platform where possible.

How long is my membership for?

Your Fishburners Founders Hub membership is active for 12 months from when you sign up. Your membership will be reviewed based on your engagement with the platform. There are limited spots available – if you do not want your membership anymore, please let us know as soon as possible so we can allocate it to someone else.

I am a student interested in entrepreneurship; can I be a part of this?

Yes! We have free reserved memberships just for students who are currently studying at La Trobe University.

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