At Startmate, we are well-known for boosting the ambition of the founders and operators that come through our programs. In 2021, we are doing this for ourselves as we almost triple the size of our team, expand our office in Victoria and officially get boots on the ground in New Zealand!
Here is a snapshot of what we will be up to in 2021.
With the expansion of our Accelerator and Fellowship programs and the introduction of our First Believers investor program, we are adding six new full-time team members — five in Victoria, one in New Zealand. Applicants will need to be based in these regions or be willing to relocate.
Start date is asap. We’ll be reviewing applications in January, interviewing in February with the goal of extending offers in the first week of March.
We use an anonymous, unbiased hiring process which will ask you to answer a few problem questions instead of submitting a CV. If successful, you will be invited to a first-round interview.
Here is how the whole team fits together:
Note: Founders Fellowship role will be advertised in January/February.
Startmate is the centre of startup gravity in Australia and New Zealand.
At our core, we’re a community of the most ambitious founders, operators and investors built on seamless, deserved trust. That high density of ambition coupled with success pulls in more awesome people into our orbit.
The community revolves around three core pillars
The Accelerator helps Founders scale their businesses from the first dollar to hundreds of millions.
The Fellowship empowers Operators to take a leap into a startup.
The First Believers program gives an insight view into startup investing.
You will be owning Startmate’s holistic outreach and events plan. You’ll be in charge of telling our alumni stories across the Accelerator, Fellowships and First Believers. Create a regular newsletter, socials (Twitter, LinkedIn etc) cadence and manage our website.
You also love organising events, both internally and externally. Internal events can be from 10–100 people events either in person or remotely. Our external events culminate in twice-yearly Demo Days of 600+ in-person events with a virtual component.
You will be responsible for opening up new pathways into Startmate through partnerships with existing partners (accelerators, coworking spaces, VCs, etc), but also create new partnerships to find ambitious founders, operators and investors, specifically with a lens on New Zealand.
This role will also be responsible for running a systematic way for Founders, Fellows and Investors to get exposed to Startmate through re-designing our Office Hours initiative.
This role has an investment element to it, the sense that you will be 60% focused on finding ambitious founders in New Zealand and Australia and supporting Lauren in follow-on funding post-Startmate Accelerator
This is not an investing role per se, but a role exposing you to investment thinking. You will be designing and managing the First Believers program to expose a group of 20–100 First Believers per cohort to startup opportunities and the best investors and founders.
You have a curiosity to understand Founders and are able to tell their story. A big part of the job will be consolidating information about Founders and their Startups in a digestible format for First Believers to build their investment thesis. You are able to consolidate large amounts of information into a succinct format for First Believers to seamlessly reflect on their past choices.
Your north star will be to build First Believers’ confidence to write their first startup cheque.
You’re making dreams come true. Matching exceptional people with upcoming needs and roles of rocketship startups. The ideal candidate for this role has direct experience with recruitment — either in Talent / HR or as a hiring manager — and is excited to spend a significant portion of their time coaching individuals toward their next roles.
60% of your job is to help ambitious operators navigate their career and get jobs at startups (primarily Startmate alumni)!
40% of your time will be spent attracting and directly reaching out to ambitious Fellows (Women, Student, Engineers) and soon-to-be Founders.
Your role is to make startups a real career path for students. You are the voice of startups to give students a peek behind the curtain. On the flip side, you are the students’ biggest advocate to startups, removing barriers and increasing confidence to offer internships and to hire.
You will run 2x two-week Fellowships for universities x 100 students in the Summer and Winter holidays. The programs will be designed to give students and startups maximum exposure and confidence to hire.
Off the back of the Fellowship program, you will manage students’ internship experiences and pave the pathway to get hired by a startup.
A community-orientated engineer, with a knack for synthesising systems and tools to enable people to have extraordinary experiences.
You love building on no- or low-code tools like Zapier, Notion, Airtable, etc. Bonus: if you can connect systems through APIs.
Most importantly — you understand engineers and love working with them.
You will be creating the holistic Startmate infrastructure. Where should things live? How do they fit together and flow through? How do we create a people directory and a member’s login area (ie on Squarespace)?
You will also be thinking through and designing a Fellowship for Engineers. What would Engineers want to get out of a program? What does the program look like? Lastly, you will run the program :)