Considering a career change? Intrigued by startups?

Liminal* will help you fast-track your startup journey

16-20th August 2021

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We’re of the opinion that startup jobs are the best jobs.

Startups are fast paced, highly rewarding and incredibly innovative. Startup employees can see the tangible impacts of their jobs and spend their days surrounded by smart, passionate and motivated people.

That’s why we run our Women Fellowship twice a year, and have helped more than 140 women  land startup jobs in the past 18 months alone 

If you’re intrigued by startups, come along to Liminal*. It’s an immersive, one-week series of online panels, masterclasses and high-energy breakout sessions with leading startup operators and coaches. You’ll end the week with a better understanding of how your skills and experience can translate into a startup job. 

Liminal* is also a taster of our Women Fellowship, a two-month program helping ambitious women find their dream job in a startup. If you end the week convinced startups are for you, you’ll have until the 22nd of August to apply. 

Register for Liminal* now and get ready to dive headfirst into startups.

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Some of our speakers

Alicia Wells
Emerging Talent Strategist at Forage & Startmate Fellow
Alisha Doring
People Experience Lead at Virtually Human
Tessa Hawthorn
Freelance Copywriter, Content Strategist and Lawyer
Gretchen Scott
Community Manager at Cloudflare & Startmate Coach
Tash Keuneman
Head Of Design at Shippit
Hannah Field
Partner at Folklore Ventures & Startmate Mentor and Coach
Lucy SJ Luo
Chief of Staff at First AML
Judy Zhu
Data and Growth Manager at HealthMatch
Emily Burke
Senior Analyst at Insight Timer & Startmate Fellow
Carina Waye
Customer Success Coordinator at Xplor
Courtney Blackman
Chief Marketing Officer at YBF Ventures
Carola Velazquez Silva
Designer at Jigspace & Startmate Fellow
Sarvnaz Taherian
Service and Experience Designer at Ara Manawa
Margeaux Scarf
Customer Experience Manager at Tability & Startmate Fellow
Frances Goh
Community Manager at One Roof
Jessy Wu
Investment Manager and Head of Community at AfterWork Ventures
Kiya Taylor
Head of Platform and Community at Equity Venture Partners & Startmate Fellow
Hannah Belcher
Head of Communications at Sendle (Australia and USA)
Phynia Dam Hong
Chief of Staff at Kin Fertility
Iva Charlopova
Senior Finance Manager at Brighte & Startmate Fellow
Nicole Tang
Program Manager at Finder & Startmate Fellow
Vanessa Iezzi
Head of People at Carted & Startmate Fellow
Jackie Rabec
Data and Partnerships Manager at Prospection & Startmate Fellow
Abena Ofori
Talent Community Lead at Who Gives A Crap
Lauren Capelin
Principal at Startmate
Melissa Ran
Head of Community at AirTree Ventures
Niamh Mooney
General Manager and Founder at Skin Software
Marina Vasilieva
Creative Director at Koala
Maddison Cox
Brand and Communications Lead at Linktree
Nicole So
Director of Product at Carbar
Colleen Gao
Growth at Askable
Paloma Newton
Marketing Manager at Baraja & Startmate Fellow
Jodie Auster
Global Projects at Uber
Baidy Laffan
Head of Customer and Growth at Yellow Canary & Startmate Fellow
Katie Noonan
Global Head of Social Impact at Forage & Startmate Fellow
Kylene Jones
Director of Customer and Commercial ANZ at Auror & Startmate Fellow
Julie Trell
SheEO Australia Country Lead

Schedule and Agenda

6.15-6.30PM AEST

Welcome to Liminal*

Everything you need to know to get the most out of Liminal*. 
6.30-7.30PM AEST

Panel:
Why now's the time to join a startup

There’s no better time to join a startup than right now. There are a dozen reasons why, and we’re bringing in a star-studded panel to walk you through them.
7.30-8.00PM AEST

Networking:
Start building your community

Get to know other Liminal* attendees in a high-energy, 30-minute networking session. There will be conversation prompts, so just bring yourself. 
6.30-7.45PM AEST

Panels:
Learning from women who’ve made the leap

These panels will feature two or more women who started their careers in the same industry and followed different paths into startups. They might have all started as lawyers, for example, and now have vastly different startup jobs.

These panels will open your eyes to how your skills can translate into startups and all the different career paths you can take. There will be lots of time for questions too.

Please note, all these sessions will run concurrently, so pick the one that is most relevant to your professional background. More industry paths will be showcased on Wednesday.

Panels:

  • Events to startups
  • Design to startups
  • Academia & education to startups
  • Sales & business development to startups
  • Law to startups
6.30-7.45PM AEST

Panels:
Learning from women who’ve made the leap

These panels will feature two or more women who started their careers in the same industry and followed different paths into startups. They might have all started as lawyers, for example, and now have vastly different startup jobs.

These panels will open your eyes to how your skills can translate into startups and all the different career paths you can take. There will be lots of time for questions too.

Please note, all these sessions will run concurrently, so pick the one that is most relevant to your professional background. More industry paths will be showcased on Tuesday.

Panels:

  • Consulting to startups
  • Advertising, marketing, comms & media to startups
  • Finance to startups
  • Administration to startups
  • Medicine & science to startups
6-6.30PM AEST

Networking:
Keep building your community

Round two! Get to know other Liminal* attendees in a high-energy, 30-minute networking session. There will be conversation prompts, so just bring yourself. 
6.30-7.15PM AEST

Masterclass:
How to find a job in a startup

How do you make your resume stand out from the crowd? How do you ace an interview? How do you translate your skill to startups? We will answer all these questions in an in-depth masterclass.
7.15-8.30PM AEST

Panel:
How to set yourself up for startup success, with Women Fellowship Alumni

Many of the women who’ve gone through our Women Fellowship have landed startup jobs in the past few months. While their experiences and advice are fresh in their minds, we’re inviting them on-stage to share their lessons-learnt with you.
7PM-LATE local time

Networking:
That’s a wrap, featuring a special guest

We’ll be organising wrap-up events in most cities in Australia and New Zealand (dependent on COVID restrictions). Come and meet other Liminal* attendees, Women Fellowship Alumni and Coaches and the Startmate team.

Each event will have a surprise guest who will deliver a short keynote.

Register for Liminal* now and get ready to dive headfirst into startups.

Register now

The Women Fellowship

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

Applications close Sunday, 22 August at midnight.
Find out more

Tools and Connections

In this community-driven program, you will gain the tools, connections and confidence to hit the ground running in a fast-paced startup.

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Community for Life

You’ll join a community of talented and inspiring women, and gain backstage access to the most iconic startups in Australia and New Zealand.

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Personalised Coaching

You will also receive personalised support from your own Coach, who will help you navigate the startup world with confidence. 

The epicentre for startup ambition across Australia and New Zealand 🚀

We accelerate the most ambitious founders, operators and investors through our programs, 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 150+ startups, with a collective portfolio value of $1 billion.

What’s more, we’re just getting started. Are you?

Find out more