Fishburners Founders Hub Program

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 like-minded 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 your La Trobe University 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 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.

What does the membership include?

As a La Trobe community member, you’ll receive a free 12-month membership to the Fishburners Founders Hub!

Over $200K in perks including up to $100K in google cloud credits (Australian startups only) and $10K in AWS Cloud Credits, 90% discount in Hubspot and 40% discount on Xero for premium members. 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.

Further information

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.

If you are a successful applicant the membership benefits are listed below:

For premium members of the La Trobe X Fishburners Founders hub, you get exclusive access to:

  • Over $200K in perks including up to $100K in google cloud credits (Australian startups only) and $10K in AWS Cloud Credits, 90% discount in Hubspot and 40% discount on Xero.
  • Registered Business Mailing Address
  • Founders Club access- attend up to 2 catered community events each month

For a premium & standard member of La Trobe Fisburners founders hub, you get access to

  • Weekly,  live-streamed weekly learning and development opportunities including lectures, workshops and masterclasses or access on-demand from the library.
  • Connect with Australia’s largest community of founders to share knowledge with and learn from right from the comfort of your home.
  • Free sessions with our Mentors and Experts in Residence
  • Investor ready we will connect you to our extensive VC database
  • Unlimited access to our marketplace for jobs, opportunities and connections
  • Be the first to know about the important industry and ecosystem opportunities including jobs

La Trobe Students you get access to

  • Be the first to know about the important industry and ecosystem opportunities including jobs
  • Weekly live-streamed events
  • Friday night pitch nights where you are prioritised as a La Trobe Fisburners founders hub member

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.

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.

Your Fishburners Founders Hub membership is active for 12 months from when you sign up. As we are expecting a high volume of interest, applicants who will be using the La Trobe Fishburners Founders Hub on a regular basis will be prioritized.

If you have applied, successful and after 1 month of not using the platform, you will be given a warning at the 3-week mark and then removed from the platform to enable another candidate the opportunity to be a part of the La Trobe Fishburners Founders Hub.

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

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