Fire Station 101 members have access to the physical, digital and human support they need to get started and to grow.
We welcome anyone from any industry who has a great idea and is passionate and motivated. What our members have in common is an innovative idea and the drive to succeed. We’re local, but we think global… the sky is the limit in today’s connected, digitally- enabled world.
Fire Station 101 is for people who are serious about giving it a go and building something new. We are creating a unique environment of highly engaged entrepreneurs who want to make a difference.
So what will you do as a member of Fire Station 101?
You will get clarity on your business model and your position in the market
You will build something new that has value for your customers
You will measure what matters in your business
You may be located locally in Ipswich, but you will think globally from the beginning
You will be up for the challenge and be open to learning and growing
With a range of membership options available, joining the Fire Station 101 community is a smart and flexible solution for startups, entrepreneurs and digitally-minded small businesses.
Applying for membership involves a conversation with the Community Manager, where we will ask you a few questions about your idea, such as:
What is your business model? You need to be able to at least communicate who your customers are and why they would use your service or product.
Is it innovative? Your idea needs to be new and it needs to add value to someone. The more new it is and the more value it adds, the more innovative.
Are you all-in? If you are asking a community to commit to your success, we want to know that you are committed as well.
Is it scalable? Your idea needs to grow beyond just you.
Is it viable? Your idea needs to be financially and socially sustainable.
Do you have domain knowledge? You need some experience in the area where your idea has impact.
Will you back yourself? To get others to believe in you, it helps if you believe in yourself.
Are you open to being challenged? If you already have the answers, you probably don’t need to be in an innovation hub.
If you are ready for the conversation, apply for one of the options below!
Our tiered fee schedule represents great value – simply choose the membership level most appropriate to your requirements to access a great range of benefits.