Fire Station 101 is the right place at the right time. We bring together an inspiring workplace, state-of-the art digital infrastructure and a dynamic community of like-minded entrepreneurs all focused on one thing: the entrepreneur’s success.
From our home base of Ipswich – Queensland’s fastest growing city – you will have access to valuable mentoring, coaching and networking opportunities. Our mentors will further accelerate your growth, while our exceptional IT and data capabilities will enable your success. You will work side-by-side with talented, motivated people.
Fire Station 101 brings together:

Contemporary workspaces / creative co-working environment


High-speed data / high-capacity fibre internet and Wi-Fi


Networking / business development / investment pathways


Workshops / presentations / event space for 100+ people


Mentoring / training / professional development and coaching


Access to public transport and nearby cafes.

Located in the historic Ipswich Fire Station on 101 Limestone Street, originally commissioned in 1967.

Our name reflects three core principles:

1. We respect our past

Technology changes are disrupting entire industries.
Fire Station 101 respects our past and leverages local strengths to cultivate local innovation for a better global future.

2. We ignite change for the future

Change presents both challenges and opportunities.
Fire Station 101 brings together the mentors, investors, partners, and volunteers, to ignite new ideas and fuel the fire of inspiration and innovation.

3. We are learning

Innovation is inherently new, which means we are always learning. Whether you are just starting out with your idea or seeking the next level of funding, we bring together the right people and programs to make doing “new” as effective and efficient as possible.

As Community Manager, Chad is responsible for the Fire Station 101 culture and brings together the mentor, investor, and intern network to ensure member’s success. Chad brings over 20 years of hands-on organisational leadership experience across the US and Australia in public, private and not for profit sectors.

The Fire Station 101 community draws on Chad’s previous roles in defining and delivering digital solutions for Queensland’s largest privately-owned digital company, managing small businesses, investing in and mentoring start-ups, coordinating and delivering corporate innovation programs, and supporting social impact projects. We are still waiting to see how we can leverage his past roles in operating sonar systems on submarines in the U.S. Navy or his stint as a radio DJ, but we’ll see what ideas come out of Ipswich!

Chad is passionate about making a positive difference in the world through community and having fun in the process.


Fire Station 101 is pleased to partner with some exceptional organisations that share our vision for supporting local entrepreneurs leverage digital innovation

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