Ladymates Collective

Thrive in your startup career

If you are working in startups and want to excel in your career, you've come to the right place. Ladymates Collective is a space to up skill, make serendipitous connections, build confidence and thrive. 

Join a community of ambitious and supportive women looking to unleash their potential in the startup world.


Applications open:
Early/mid 2024 with rolling intakes


Register for Startmate International Women’s Day

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Meet some of the incredible women in our community

What is the
Ladymates Collective?

To truly support our Ladymates, we want to curate and tailor offerings based on the unique needs of community members. In short, we're building this with you, and for you.


  • Community social gatherings
  • Ongoing mentorship with inspiring women in the startup space
  • Facilitated squads
  • Workshops
  • Resources
  • Virtual and IRL events

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Are you a wildly ambitious founder and pre Series A fundraise?
The Accelerator is for you.


We're industry agnostic.

We've invested in companies spanning an insanely diverse range of industries. From ed-tech, health-tech, prop-tech and climate-tech to space-tech, fin-tech and legal-tech.


You're never too early.

67% of Accelerator companies had no revenue when they appliedand every cohort has had at least one company that is idea-stage and pre-MVP.


We strive for equal representation.

Diversity builds smarter solutions. Since 2021, 40% of our companies have 1 or more women co-founders.

Who is the Ladymates Collective for?

This program is for women working in a startup or tech company. Regardless of your role, industry, experience or background, we're here to support you in your startup career. 

Is this the right program for you?

  • If you are a woman in leadership looking to amplify influence and impact in leadership, and gain a community of other women in leadership, please see Ladymates Leadership
  • If you aren't yet working in startups but are looking to crack into the ecosystem and land your dream job, check out the Women Fellowship

Check out our
track record

  • 50% of companies raise post-accelerator
  • Startups raise an average of $1.8mil. off the back of the accelerator

Join a community that will help you go from idea to IPO



We have over 3000+ of ANZ’s most talented operators in our community. Our incredible Startmate fellows are hungry to join a high-growth startup and ready to support you on your journey.



We have built an army of over 250 early stage investors who are inspired by your commitment to changing the world. They are here, ready to be your First Believers, and invest.



We invest in you from day one and continue to believe in you forever after. This is a unique fund in ANZ that automatically invests all Startmate pro-rata for our alumni, which means you can go into your fundraising conversations already knowing you have the Startmate pro-rata committed

Apply for the
Ladymates Collective

Join a community of ambitious and supportive women looking to excel in their startup careers.
What you’ll get out of the Accelerator 
  1. Investment: We invest AUD 120k in each company so that all your energy is focused on building your startup.
  2. Founder friends: You’ll be surrounded by a cohort of equally ambitious founders on the same journey.
  3. Pitch perfect: We’ll tear your pitch deck to shreds and by the end of the Accelerator you’ll have a bulletproof deck ready for investors.
  4. Launch your startup to the world: Pitch your startup to an audience of thousands at Demo Day.
  5. A product people want: You’ll spend 12 weeks laser-focused on your customer, how you can improve your product and the results to drive meaningful growth
  6. Mentorship: You’ll be partnered with ANZ’s most successful founders, operators and investors who have skin in the game and will run through brick walls to see you succeed 
  7. SME: We’ll connect you with subject matter experts who can provide tailored industry advice on how to approach your business
  8. Community: You’ll gain access to ANZ’s largest startup community of founders, operators and investors who are ready to support you on your journey.  
  9. World-class talent pool: Within our 2000+ startmate fellowship alumni are the hires you need to take your startup to the next level at your fingertips: pre-vetted, upskilled, and hungry to join a high-growth startup. 
  10. The best platform in ANZ to raise capital: Having the Startmate brand behind you will be a stamp of approval to every potential investor or employee you meet.


Get mentorship to navigate challenges and excel in your career


Make lifelong friends to support you every step of the way


Gain tools to help you navigate gender-centric hurdles


Build confidence in yourself and your career trajectory


Join ANZ's largest startup community

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