Step Up Your Start-up!
A community of like-minded entrepreneurs working across a variety of innovative and forward-thinking businesses.
Upstairs Start-Up Hub is a co-working space for small business, and new and innovative startup businesses based in Bathurst, NSW.
If you are a small business owner, founder or entrepreneur who is:
- Starting a new business,
- Working on an innovative business idea,
- Want to work from a professional office space around other like-minded individuals, or
- Have a desire to engage with the Upstairs community and want access to our resources to grow your existing business
Then we want to hear from you!
Memberships are on a month to month basis with no lock in contracts.
Memberships are available as full-time, part-time, virtual or corporate (full-time basis). To learn more about these, please visit our memberships page.
We currently have one dedicated private office space available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to organise a tour of the space.
Yes you can! We have a corporate offering for individuals who are interested in becoming a Member. Please get in touch with us if you wish to know more.
Yes, there are. See here for our Terms and Conditions, which all of our members and mentors need to agree to in order to join our community.
All members must submit an application for both membership and mentoring. This is then independently reviewed by our Board for approval. In addition to this, you will also need you to come in to meet the team and view the space as part of the application process. This is so we can show you around and run you through how the community works together.
If you want to join, then jump over and complete our application form here. What are you waiting for? Tomorrow you could be one day into your startup!
To become a mentor, head over to our application page and from here follow the prompts to apply. Note that all mentors volunteer their time and must also agree to our terms and conditions.
Yes, the Upstairs team always endeavours to run a number of pitch events and make introductions through our network where we can connect you to mentors and potential investment opportunities. Upstairs makes no guarantee that a membership with us will lead to investment.
Investors are welcomed to reach out to the Upstairs team to discuss opportunities and be invited along to meet with, or be notified when events or start-ups are looking to raise capital. Marketing to our members is also available through our channels, as well as facilitating introductions.
Currently Upstairs has its own early stage startup program, Kaffeine, which is designed to take ideas through to development, market validation, business planning and pitch practice in a short course format with facilitators and mentors leading intimate cohorts of startup founders. Please visit our Kaffeine program page for more information or contact us.
Upstairs also has a range of partner associations that run startup courses, accelerator programs and more. To learn more about these opportunities, please get in touch with us today.
Upstairs works hard to take all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our members, by following and staying across all Government updates and direction, as well as regularly communicating with our members when news breaks.