Fishburners and Google for Entrepreneurs working to grow the Australian startup community

From the Cochlear bionic ear to WiFi, Australia has a long history of innovation. Local-born innovations and startups like Atlassian, Freelancer, 99Designs, and Shoes of Prey are flourishing in global markets with the help of the web. While we’ve seen the growth of the startup community in recent years, we know there’s still a long way to go. 

To help us get there, we are expanding our support of the tech startup community through a new Google for Entrepreneurs partnership with Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup hub. This partnership will allow Fishburners to expand and improve their physical space, increase access to mentors and training for startups, and create new programs for female entrepreneurs. 

Fishburners is also joining our global Google for Entrepreneur network of more than 30 startup hubs from London and Nairobi. We are hitting the ground running with Fishburners. On Thursday, Aussie startups from Fishburners will pitch their business to a panel of judges for the chance to take part in BlackBox Connect, a two-week immersion program in Silicon Valley. The winning team will be selected with special guest Fadi Bishara, CEO of Blackbox on June 19 from Fishburners. If you’re in Sydney, come join us at the event.


Supporting local tech startups is vital to Australia's future economy. We know the talent, drive and potential for innovation is all here; we hope to help realise the full potential of Aussie entrepreneurs. 

Posted by Alan Noble, Engineering Director for Google Australia and New Zealand