Startup Guide to Ultimo

Whether you’re a current UTS student in The Hatchery program or the MBAe, a founder in the Hatchery Plus accelerator, building your own business, raising capital, or just trying to get plugged in to this vibrant and eclectic precinct this is your ‘go to’ for all things entrepreneurial in and around postcode 2007.

The Ultimo/Pyrmont peninsula forms the western edge of the city of Sydney and is home to tech startups, the biggest co-working space in Australia (Fishburners), a vibrant media precinct, universities, colleges, Central Station and a swag of coffee shops and old school pubs; all located in close proximity of each other in a dynamic and bustling urban setting.

Within walking distance of Ultimo, on the other side of Darling Harbour, is the Sydney CBD and the Fintech district of Barangaroo making Ultimo the ideal place to launch new ventures, attend events and meet-ups or get a great cup of coffee.

entrepreneurial map of Ultimo New south Wales

GET TO WORK

If you’re looking for a co-working space in Sydney here’s a list to kick start your search

 


THE COMMON ROOM
Surry Hills


COMMUNE
Waterloo and Erskinville


DESKSPACE
Darlinghurst


 


WORK CLUB
Cbd


FISHBURNERS
Ultimo


SPACES
Surry Hills


 

 


GRAVITY
Boutique co working space CBD


WE CO
Edgecliff


 

GET AMONGST IT

Any given week there are entrepreneurial talks, events, meet-ups and more happening in and around Sydney.
Following is a list of options that will get you on your way …


SPARK FESTIVAL
October


WHAT’S ON CITY OF SYDNEY
Year round


STARTCON
November


 


VIVID FESTIVAL: Talks
June


START UP GRIND
Check website for latest events


FISHBURNERS
Check website for upcoming meet ups and events


 


ANGEL HACK: All things Hacking
Check the website for upcoming events


INNOVATION BAY
Networking Dinners, Forums + Events.


 

GET CAFFEINATED

Dear Melbourne you may think you have the nation’s best coffee however flavoursome and full-bodied brews are a serious thing in Ultimo too.

Following is a sweet list of popular coffee shops in Ultimo so you can get your caffeine and wifi on …


PAUSA
732 Harris St


BRAINWAVE CAFE
Laneway off Harris, next to the Agincourt


80 BAR & CAFE
Mary Ann St. Ground floor The Frank Ghery Building


SOMA (Formerly Mecca)
Corner of Ultimo Road and Harris St


LUSH BUCKET
625 Harris St


THE Q ON HARRIS
597 Harris St


DEPOT 609
609 Harris St


 


CAFE HARRIS
456 Harris St


U BEAN GROUNDED
373-375 Bulwara Rd


FORK & GRIND
22 Mary Ann St


PIGEON HOLE CAFE
458 Wattle St


THE LOCAL MBASSY
310 Wattle St


JONES STREET CAFE
99 Jones St


WILLIS CANTEEN
392 Jones St


 


WATTLE DINER
Wattle St


LOTUS STORY
1-3 Smail St


80 BAY
80 Bay St


QUBE ON BAY
56 Bay St


 

GET EDUCATED

Education is at the heart of Ultimo’s past, present and future.
Following is a list of entrepreneurial sources for online resources and study options around the Ultimo precinct.


START UP AUS
Resources & Reports


NSW WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS NETWORK
Resources Case Studies


EY INSIGHTS
Articles on numerous issues and topics


 


UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL
Short Courses


UTS HATCHERY
Entreprenereurship foundation for UTS students


UTS HATCHERY+
Accelerator for student and alumni co-founders


 


SYDNEY SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurial training, mentoring and support.


 

GET FUNDED

So, you’ve got a startup. The next hurdle is hustling for funds.
Here is a list of options for Ultimo startups to get you into the world of Angel rounds, Series A, bootstrapping and beyond …


LANDING PADS
Austrade


BUSINESS GROWTH GRANTS
Australian Government


ACCELERATING COMMERCIALISATION
Australian Government


INNOVATION CONNECTIONS
Australian Government


INCUBATOR SUPPORT
Australian Government


IGNITION LABS
Health and med tech


BLUE CHILLI
Incubators and fund matching


 


CICADA
Innovation tech


SYDNEY ANGELS
Early-stage startups.


ELEVATION CAPITAL
Early-stage investment


ONE VENTURES
Tech & media


OPTUS INNOV8 SEED
Funding, co-working space, networks and mentors


SHE STARTS
Women in tech startups


MURU D
Accelerator and investment


 


SOUTHERN CROSS VENTURE PARTNERS
Venture Capitalists


M.H. CARNEGIE & CO
Venture Capitalist


SYDNEY SEED FUND
Early-stage investment fund


SLINGSHOT
Seed capital, mentor program and support.


EXCELINC
Early-stage investment


BLACKBIRD VENTURES
Seed and series A investment (and occasionally in series B and C investment


Notice something we’ve missed?
Drop us a line over at entrepreneur@uts.edu.au so we can make this a dynamic up-to-date ‘go to’ guide.

Last updated March 20, 2017.

  

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