Our Fellowships help talented, ambitious people from a multitude of backgrounds gain the network and skills needed to thrive in the startup world.

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Focusing on In-demand Identity of Talent

Each program serves a different hard-to-reach, in-demand identity of talent — with women and students currently the focus of our two Fellowships, and programs for early-stage founders and engineers primed to launch this year.

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Fellows Attracting Fellows

Our Fellowships attract talented individuals, who are either looking to break into the startup ecosystem but don’t know where to begin, or who are in the ecosystem but are looking to develop their skills, and guide them on their journey to success.

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Startups and Fellows

On the startup side, our Fellowship talent pool solves different hiring problems, such as increased gender diversity, hiring amazing early talent, sourcing well-rounded engineers outside of the usual hunting grounds, scouting the founders of tomorrow, and developing leadership capability.

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Increasing Talent

We know finding and onboarding the right employees is one of the biggest bottlenecks startups face, so one of Startmate’s goals is to increase the amount of talent in the ecosystem through our Fellowships.

Ultimately, we want to spearhead a tenfold increase in the number of founders, operators and investors building world-changing companies.

You can dive into the details about our Fellowship programs below.

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The Athlete Fellowship is a program and community for elite athletes who are curious about founding, investing in or working in a startup.

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The Startmate x Kirsty Traill Customer Success Fellowship is a 6-week program built to supercharge the careers of those working in (or aspiring to work in) customer-facing roles through expert-led content, skill development and a supportive network that spans Australia & New Zealand.

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Startmate x Harry Hamilton Product Management 101 is a 7-week program that provides aspiring and early-stage product managers with the knowledge, skills and network to supercharge their product careers.

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Startmate’s Media Fellowship is a community-driven bootcamp that will help you hone your content skills and carve out a niche in the tech-media landscape.

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Do you remember what inspired you to become an engineer in the first place? Rediscover that fresh feeling through the Startmate Engineering Fellowship.

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Do you want to found a company rather than work for one? Do you have an idea that keeps you up at night? Are you looking for someone to share the ride with?

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The Startmate Women Fellowship is a two-month program helping ambitious women find their dream job in a startup.

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Intrigued by the idea of working at a startup after graduation? Eager to connect with like-minded, ambitious students across Australia and New Zealand?

Upcoming Fellowships

Register your interest for our upcoming Startmate Fellowships.

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Business Development & Sales Fellowship

Learn sales and business development best practice for startups and learn techniques to supercharge your work alongside other early to mid career people and founders.
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Customer Success & Experience Fellowship

For founders and customer-facing, current or aspiring operators who want to exchange techniques and build knowledge with a network of highly-curated peers.
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Marketing Fellowship

For current and aspiring marketing and growth operators who want to exchange techniques and build knowledge with a network of highly-curated peers.
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Talent Acquisition Fellowship

For ambitious operators who believe a startup's most important asset is its people, who want to translate their skills into talent acquisition and together help the ecosystem reimagine hiring as a critical business function.
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Climate Fellowship

For ambitious people who are determined to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.
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Design Fellowship

For designers and creatives who want to supercharge their knowledge and techniques alongside a vetted peer group.
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Edtech Fellowship

For experts, leaders, investors and advisors who want to shift the future of education through tech.
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Finance Fellowship

For finance operators and analysts who want to refine their knowledge and techniques alongside a vetted peer network.
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Heathtech Fellowship

For experts, leaders, investors and advisors who want to shift the future of healthcare through tech.
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