Startmate exists to make Australia and New Zealand the best place in the world to build a startup.
As part of this, we’re building the richest community of startup operators, founders and investors in ANZ. Our fellowships create pathways into startups and tech for ambitious people. This injection of diverse talent is fast becoming a force multiplier for the entire startup ecosystem.
In this role, you will lead Startmate’s flagship programs - the Women Fellowship and Student Fellowship. These fellowships attract, select, and supercharge exceptional new talent into the startup ecosystem. We do this through running tried and tested (and constantly upgraded) cohort programs that give fellows the content, coaching, community and connections they need to raise their ambitions and kickstart their startup career - this could involve anything from working in a startup to founding their own.
You will own the planning, sequencing and delivery of these programs, and be the custodian of your community, both those aspiring to join and those already within.
🌻 Responsibility 1: Program design & delivery
🌈 Responsibility 2: Community management & engagement
We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is critical to Startmate’s success. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. We use Applied to ensure every applicant gets an equal chance of success.
The Startmate community is a unique mix of founders, operators and investors — the one thing everyone has in common is ambition. Startmate is much more than just our team, it’s a community built on paying it forward.
You will have very high autonomy to realise your dreams within your area
We are a remote-first team with coverage across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Noosa and New Zealand. We currently have an office in Melbourne with satellite offices in Sydney and Auckland.
You get to work with every well known and less well-known Australian and Kiwi startup, VC and angel — Canva, Safety Culture, Propeller, Vend, Xero, Blackbird, Square Peg, AirTree, rampersand, Folklore — you name it!
Being able to bring your best self to work is really important to us. We index heavily on wellbeing and engagement to make sure that you’re able to turn up with energy and resilience each day.
A share of Startmate’s success
We think it is important to share successes with the whole team. All Startmate employees receive carry in our funds and are owners in the management company.
We’re making Australia and New Zealand the best place in the world to build a startup. We’re achieving that through building a platform that unleashes startup ambition and accelerates exceptional companies.
At our core, we’re a community of the most ambitious founders, operators and investors propelled by a highly-trusted mentor-driven community, and backed by the best angels, venture funds and tech startups in the region.
Over the past decade we have invested in 170+ startups, with a combined value of $2 billion.