Startmate’s Student Fellowship offers university students a peek behind the scenes of what it’s like to work at a startup and life-long access to Startmate’s community.
Applications close: 4th June
Program live: 2-week bootcamp 26th June - 14th July (with break week 3rd-7th July)
It’s a common misconception that you have to be technically minded to work at a startup. This is simply not true. Whether you’re studying arts, engineering, music, science, law, business or anything in between, the Student Fellowship can help you determine whether a career in startups is the right fit for you.
Our Student Fellows come from all backgrounds, experiences and walks of life. However, they are all:
We place intersectionality at the forefront of our programs, irrespective of age, race, disability, cultural background, gender or sexuality. All university students are welcome to apply.
The Student Fellowship runs for 2 weeks, during which time Fellows hear from big-name guest speakers from within the ecosystem, and have the opportunity to ask questions and network during and after sessions.
Fellows also team up and participate in a side-project that involves coming up with a startup idea, testing and refining it, and pitching the finished product at the end of the program.
You’ll also be added to a talent pool that will open you up to internship opportunities at Australian and New Zealand startups.
And the journey doesn't end after 2 weeks. Our Student Fellows join Startmate’s community of operators, founders and investors for life, and make meaningful connections with other ambitious, passionate students from all over the country.
Check out this program reflection from Summer23 cohort student fellow, Melody Wu.
The Student Fellowship is a two-week bootcamp that runs twice a year during the winter and summer student holidays, with paid internship opportunities to follow.
Each cohort is made up of about 150 students.
26 June - 14 July - Winter Cohort
27 Nov - 15 Dec - Summer Cohort
Price for program → $200AUD (incl. GST)
- A person that does not live at home and funds living costs during university via Centrelink and/or working
- A person that lives at home but does not receive financial support from parents
- A person whose ability to work is being affected, or is likely to be affected, by the long-term and ongoing effects of one of the following:
Sole parent’s responsibility
Long term medical condition / disability