$25,000 with the possibility of $50,000 - $100,000 follow-on
Our community of First Believers
All year round
The program will run virtually for eight weeks. The Spring22 program will run from October 4 - December 2. We will have a one week break from October 31 - November 4.
Yes, all of the content is delivered in a virtual format. However, we give you the best of both worlds in the Fellowship - there are lots of opportunities to meet up in person!
Each Fellow belongs to a Squad of other Fellows and Alumni. We pair you up based on location, where possible, so you can grab a coffee or go for a walk with other Fellows.
There are typically 3-6 hours of content per week. Most of these sessions will happen outside business hours (i.e. morning, lunch, or evening). You’ll also have fortnightly check-ins with your Coach. You can then scale up from there - meet other Fellows & Coaches, find internship/project-based work, run a session for the community yourself + more.
Yep, you can complete the program if you’re working full time. There is no expectation that you will quit your job to join the program.
However, we encourage you to be realistic about your bandwidth. All the sessions will be recorded and available after the program ends, but you will get the most out of the program if you can attend the live sessions.
Nope! We understand this process takes time, and it’s important to find the right fit for you. We will give you all of the tools, information and networks to find your dream job in a startup. How and when you use that information is up to you.
The job hunting process takes time! By the end of the program, around 25% of our cohort have landed a job in a startup. By 6 months, this looks more like 60%!
Once you join us, you are part of the Startmate Family for life. That means that the support continues after the 8-week program.
Yes, you can join the Fellowship if you have worked in a startup before. For example:
Lucy Wark (Winter20 Fellow, General Manager of Normal) consulted to startups before joining the Fellowship.
You may be eligible for a part or full scholarship if you are experiencing demonstrated financial hardship. Scholarships are funded by our sponsor companies, who are invested in your career journey and generating more diversity in startups.
Please see a full breakdown of our scholarship criteria here
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