⚙️ Supercharge your product management career in high-growth startups.

Product management is exciting, impactful and in-demand across startups, scale-ups and tech giants alike. But what exactly is Product Management and what makes a world-class Product Manager?

Join Startmate x Harry Hamilton’s Product Management 101 course and find out.

In this 7-week program, you will learn from some of the best product managers across ANZ alongside a supportive peer group of aspiring and early-stage product managers.

You’ll gain the knowledge, tools and skills to hit the ground running as a PM and hear real stories from experts at leading product companies.

The 7-week program will start on 25 July, 2022 and finish on 9 September, 2022.

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Technical to non-technical

“By the third day of my internship, I was already pitching to the Queensland Small Business Commission.”
— Tsamara, Student Fellow (Summer 2020/21)


Solo founder to founding team

“The great thing about hiring through Startmate is the people who join through one of the Fellowship programs are already pre-selected for being amazing. They are looking for change and roles where they can have a big impact, and everything that working for a startup can provide.”
— Gridcognition (Startmate, Mel20 Alumni)


Solo founder to founding team

“Why does the UK have such a financial services driven economy? Basically … ask the smartest undergraduates ‘what are you going to do next?’, they're all like, ‘oh, I'm going to go work at Goldman Sachs’ or whatever. … The reason Silicon Valley is so special? It is the one place in the world where [ambitious students] say ‘we’ll start a company’.”
— Matt Clifford, Founder at Entrepreneur First.

Learn from industry leaders

You’ll learn from product experts in both group and 1:1 environments. There will be masterclasses with industry experts, weekly exercises and networking opportunities.

Join a community for life

We’ll surround you with a group of likeminded product people to keep you accountable to your goals and help you to develop a rich network.

Find your dream job

You’ll gain exclusive access to the Startmate Talent Engine and get access to some of the most iconic startups in Australia and New Zealand.

More about Harry Hamilton

Harry Hamilton is an expert and leader in product management. He led SafetyCulture’s Emerging Product Group and is the founder of Minnow.

Harry is the expert advisor and facilitator for the program and will be joined by some of the best product people in the region.

Why we're launching Product Management 101

Product Manager is one of the most sought-after and in-demand roles in startups. But many budding Product Managers don’t have the skills, knowledge or network to land a product role and often struggle to find their feet when they do secure an opportunity.

Product Management 101 exists to bridge this gap by giving people the tools, confidence and community to accelerate their success.

From learning how to identify meaningful problems, to going to market, to storytelling, the program follows the journey of a Product Manager and demystifies what it takes to excel in the role.

Our ideal participants

Our ideal Product Management 101 participants are early or established in their career, wanting to transition into a product role in a high-growth startup. They have an understanding of the startup ecosystem and are passionate about product. They may have recently landed a product role (<2 years) and are wanting to supercharge their success.

What's it like to work in product? 👇

"As a product manager, you’re responsible for ensuring that what gets built is both valuable and viable.” - Marty Cagan, Founding Partner of Silicon Valley Product Group.

Your responsibilities may vary (depending on the size of your company and sometimes whether you’re in a highly specialised field) but as a product manager you must have the skills and capability to deeply understand customer and user needs, and to prioritise, experiment and ultimately create solutions that work for your business.

Want to get a sense of what your first year as a product manager might be like? Check out this article by Harry.

Cost, time commitments and location


The program fee is $1,200 + GST. Startmate offers full and half scholarships in special circumstances. Read more about our scholarships here. The fee will only be invoiced after program acceptance and can be paid upfront or via four fortnightly instalments.

Product Management 101 requires a time commitment of three to four hours per week to engage with the content and community.
Content sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 5.30-7pm AEST. These sessions will be recorded for those unavailable at this time and for rewatching purposes.


The Fellowship will be delivered remotely, with most sessions scheduled outside of standard business hours.

Want to join Product Management 101?

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