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Optus Fishburners Scholarship Pitch Night

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This is a pitch night like no other...

Over the past 6 weeks, we've had 65+ startups apply to win the inaugural Optus Fishburners' Scholarship.

This pitch night will see the short-listed teams pitch, and the winner announced, who will receive 12 months support from Optus and Fishburners.

Who are the finalists?
Diego Giron | Co-Founder & CEO @ Leanmote
Rujuta Natu | Founder @ Mantaray
Joel Anderson | CEO @ Foremind
Cos Luccitti | Founder @ PELOS GROUP
Andrew Lowe | Co-Founder & MD @ PiCo Retail
David N. | MD @ DigitalX Technology Group

Join us for a night of incredible pitches and networking with pioneering tech founders, startup teams, industry experts and more!


About Fishburners' Pitch Nights

For those of you who have never attended a Friday Pitch Night, here's a bit of context! Once a month, on a Friday night from 5pm, Fishburners opens its doors to host Shark Tank-style, Friday Night Pitches. We are a not-for-profit community of entrepreneurs that are dedicated to growing tech startups - and this is Australia's largest, most regular event in the ecosystem.

If you're looking for inspiration to start a business, are keen to learn some pitch tips, or just want to find out what startups are new in Sydney, this is for you. It's a great event for current entrepreneurs or anyone interested in entrepreneurship but not sure where to start.

The pitch night kicks off at 5:30 pm! Grab a drink and watch these fantastic founders put it all on the table!


About the Scholarship

The winner of the scholarship will receive:

  • One year “Dedicated Membership” at Fishburners (worth over $7,000) which includes: 
    • Dedicated Desk at Sydney Hub
    • Access to startup ecosystem events 
    • Founders Hub platform which includes 100+mentors, content including recordings of past Lunch and Learns and Pitch Nights, as well as perks and discounts
    • Access to Fishburners Slack (1000+ members)
  • Six mentoring sessions from Optus subject matter experts 
  • Access to test product and capabilities at the Optus 5G Innovation Hub

Join us on Friday 28 April and find out the recipient of the inaugural Optus Fishburners Scholarship for 2023.


About Fishburners

Fishburners is more than a coworking space. We are a not-for-profit, passionate community of 300+ scalable tech startups that only exists thanks to our amazing sponsors. We are dedicated to inspiring and helping startups get started, grow, and succeed. Our goal is to make the hardest thing you’ve ever done easier!

We do this through our different memberships which provide the facilities, resources, learning and development, mentoring, and connections that you need for your idea to come to life and flourish. We also open our doors and host some of the largest, regular events in the Australian startup ecosystem, including our weekly lunchtime learning workshops, and Shark Tank-style, Friday night pitches. Member or not, you're welcome to attend and/or get involved! Any questions about memberships or events, please feel free to email

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