Want to partner with us to help make Australia and
New Zealand the best place in the world to build a startup?

FELLOWSHIPS

Increase your brand reach and awareness in the startup ecosystem

Sponsor a Startmate Fellowship
($10,000)

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

By sponsoring a Fellowship, your organisation will be front of mind for our Fellows, helping you to accelerate brand reach and awareness in the startup ecosystem across Australia and New Zealand.

Your package includes:

Acknowledgement on our website, including a 100-word blurb about your company

2 x Posts on LinkedIn and Twitter during the Fellowship

A shout out to our Fellows at your chosen Fellowship Kick Off Event

A shout out in our community newsletter (to our growing start-up loving audience of ~20,000)

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“The Fellowship completely changed my life - it gave me so much confidence to grab my career by the horns and take the plunge into a scary new direction. Bye bye imposter syndrome!”
- Startmate 2022 Fellowship participant

Support and connect with ambitious women in the startup ecosystem

Become a Startmate Women Fellowship Partner
($24,000)

The Startmate Women Fellowship is a six-week program that helps ambitious women from all walks of life to launch incredible startup careers.

By supporting us to deliver the Women Fellowship, you will actively help us increase diversity in the startup ecosystem and have a substantial impact on the lives of women.

With 200 Women Fellows joining our community each year, the impact and reach of our Women Fellowship continues to expand in the startup ecosystem.

Your package includes:

Give 5 women the life-changing opportunity to receive a full scholarship, with acknowledgement of your support

Nominate 3 eligible representatives from your organisation to be Startmate Coaches

Nominate 1 representative from your organisation to access the Startmate Slack Network and connect directly with Women Fellows during the Fellowship

2 x Posts on LinkedIn and Twitter during the Fellowship

We’ll give you a big shout out to all our Fellows at the Women Fellowship Kick Off Event

We asked Fellows to reflect on their journey at the end of the Spring22 Fellowship. This is what they said....

98% said they 'gained valuable connections in the startup ecosystem'

98% said they 'feel more knowledgable about the startup ecosystem'

98% said they 'feel better equipped to take their next step in the startup ecosystem'

88% said their 'confidence improved'

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Not only did the fellowship equip me with skills and confidence to pivot my career into the startup ecosystem, it also introduced me to an incredible cohort of ambitious women. The startup ecosystem attracts some brilliant people, many of whom I have been lucky to meet.”
- 2022 Women Fellowship participant.

ANGEL INVESTORS

Support and connect with women investors

Become a Startmate First Believer Partner
($24,000)

As the most active early-stage investor in Australia, we help budding angel investors master the craft of investing. Our First Believers program selects ambitious and eager angel investors for a 14-week hands-on learning experience, introducing them to the startup ecosystem and exposing them to 1000+ early-stage startups across the Startmate network.

By partnering with us to support more women investors in the program, you will actively help us increase diversity in the startup ecosystem and have a substantial impact on the lives of women.

Your package includes:

Give 3 women the life-changing opportunity to receive a full scholarship, with acknowledgement of your support.

Host an event to meet and connect directly with First Believer participants.

Receive 2 x Acknowledgement Posts from us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

We’ll give you a shout out to all our First Believers at our Kick Off Event.

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FOUNDERS

Meet and connect with ambitious founders

Sponsor Startmate Demo Day
($20,000)

Startmate Demo Day is a bi-annual celebration of our founders that takes place at the end of our Accelerator cohorts in April and October each year.

Our Founders will get up on stage to pitch their startup to an audience of founders, investors, operators and ecosystem players. Last year, our IRL event for 350 people in Melbourne sold out in less than a week 😱.

The atmosphere is always inspiring, ambitious and energetic.  

By partnering with us to deliver one of our Demo Day events in 2023, you will help us deliver an incredible IRL event to a target audience of 500, helping us to make Demo Day as far-reaching and impactful as possible for our founders.

Your package includes:

Title event sponsorship
Acknowledgement on the event landing page and collateral

A shout out during the event welcome speech and closing speech

Promotional slides on screens & physical banner during event

Acknowledgement on social posts (LinkedIn & Twitter)

Tickets for 5 x Representatives

A shout out in our community newsletter (to a start-up loving audience of ~20,000)

Acknowledgement on the landing page of our Accelerator cohort applications (~500 startup applications received for each cohort)

We’d also love to chat with you about an Event Activation!

Chat to us about adding some ✨Magic✨ to our event by bringing an engaging activation to life. This might look like: 🍦an ice-cream cart 🍦; or 🍻 Happy Hour 🍻; or 🕺 hosting the Demo Day After Party 🕺. Any creative ideas? Reach out!

Watch Butter's Winter'23 Demo Day pitch

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“Demo Day was incredible, electric, and a moment I believe all of us founders will treasure”
- Winter23 Accelerator Founder

Support and accelerate the next generation of founders

Become a Startmate Launch Club Partner
($24,000)

In March 2023 we’re running a Fellowship for aspiring founders to help them refine their startup idea and find the right co-founder to launch their startup.

Over the course of 8 weeks, we’ll help aspiring founders turn their idea into a prototype that’s ready to be launched into the real world and into the hands of customers.

By partnering with us to deliver Startmate Launch Club, you’ll have direct access to ~200 aspiring founders, and the ability to engage them with your organisation and build relationships right from the beginning of their startup journey.

Your package includes:

Give 10 x aspiring founders the life-changing opportunity to receive a scholarship

Nominate 1 x Representative to access the Founder Fellowship Slack Network and connect directly with aspiring founders

Host our pitch night drinks to meet, connect with, and support ~200 aspiring founders

Receive 2 x Acknowledgement Posts from us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

We’ll give you a shout out to all of our aspiring founders at our Kick Off Event.

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RECRUITMENT

Find top talent for your startup

Our Fellowships attract top talent from across Australia and New Zealand, and the Talent Engine is your new competitive hiring advantage.

Access the Startmate Talent Engine to find incredible operators actively looking for startup jobs.

Jump into the Talent Engine
”In some exciting news, I used Talent Engine to reach out to a candidate and she has started working at our company part-time as of the beginning of November!! She's awesome - Thanks to the Talent Engine! :)”
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