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 โ€” 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 donโ€™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 Startmateโ€™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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Do you want to found a company rather than work for one, but not sure what happens next? Have an idea that keeps you awake at night and 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?