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.
You’ll learn from internationally recognised content creators, be supported by some of the best journalists and content experts in the region, and most importantly, be surrounded by like-minded peers as you level-up your craft.
The Media Fellowship is propelled by a community of passionate storytellers obsessed with startups, technology, innovation and the impact all three have on culture and society. You’ll shape your unique voice as you shine a spotlight on the incredible growth of our startup ecosystem.
Half of the challenge is getting started, so we’ll surround you with a squad of like-minded creators to keep you accountable to your goals, and encourage you to stretch your creativity in ways you never knew were possible.
You’ll learn from those who’ve carved incredible pathways through the content and media landscape across the region, in both group and 1:1 environments.
Over the last decade, Australia and New Zealand’s startup ecosystem has grown faster than the media landscape could keep up with.
We rely on the work of StartupDaily, SmartCompany and the tech columns in the broadsheets to provide comprehensive coverage of all the news and issues of the day, but the reality is, there are so many more stories to tell and so many new voices to unleash.
With the rise of the creator economy acting as a catalyst for creatives to double-down on their craft, we want to create a springboard for this talent, and garner more attention for our expanding ecosystem. In the end, increasing the value we place on startup stories is a win for everyone.
Our ideal Media Fellows are launching their own content properties, whether that be blogging, podcasting or social media.
They are founders and operators working in startups and venture capital and looking to strengthen their brand and positioning through content.
They are journalists and writers wanting to expand their networks and knowledge in the startup ecosystem.
They are entrepreneurs with a vision of the next platform brand in startup media.
For our MVP, we want to bring together an eclectic mix of backgrounds and focus areas, so if you think you could get value from the Media Fellowship, then we think there’s value in you getting involved!
No. The Media Fellowship is about supporting you in sharing your content with the world, whether it’s the first or fiftieth thing you’ve shipped.
This is our MVP cohort of the Media Fellowship, but we expect it to run once more in late-2022. As the program is run remotely, we encourage you to apply from anywhere across Australia or New Zealand. Each cohort will be made up of about 30 people across a range of backgrounds, locations and levels of experience.
The Startmate Media Fellowship requires a time commitment of two to three hours per week to engage with the content and community. The time commitment in the second half of the program will scale up as you focus on content creation and peer-review feedback, so the level of effort is up to you. Ideally everyone will ship four to six new pieces of high-quality content over the duration of the program.
The Media Fellowship program fee is $1,000 + GST. Startmate offers full scholarships for the Media Fellowship program in special circumstances. The fee will only be invoiced after program acceptance and can be paid upfront or via instalments.