Hear from one of our recent Fellow alumni - Annabelle Scott - who joined us from PwC and has now started her new job at Tempus Partners. Applications for our current Fellowship program are now closed!
Annabelle is a qualified Chartered Accountant and worked at PwC for five years as a manager in the Forensic investigations team. In July 2020, Annabelle joined Venture capital firm, Tempus Partners as the Investment Operations Manager. Annabelle oversees all the operational aspects of Tempus’ funds, including finance, compliance, portfolio management and internal operations.
I joined the Fellowship because I was at an inflection point in my career. I wanted to make a move into the start-up ecosystem but did not know what type of role/industry/size and stage of business I would be best suited to.
The Fellowship was a process of exploration and self-development, that:
What I have learnt and achieved in 3 months would have taken me years to do by myself.
Over the 3 month Fellowship, we experienced:
The Fellowship was designed to meet our needs, the Startmate team was amazing at listening and acting on our feedback for the support we needed throughout the course of the Fellowship.
The Fellowship is an incredible program that I would recommend to anyone wanting to fast-track a transition to the ANZ start-up ecosystem.
The program is not a spoon-feeding exercise. The Startmate team provide a great framework but it’s up to you to make the most of the opportunity. This includes engaging with resources and support made available to you and being willing to share your learnings and be open to feedback. It’s hard work and so rewarding!
If you are a proactive and ambitious individual who is ready to take the next leap in your personal and professional development I couldn’t recommend the program more!
I think that I am going to keep discovering the benefits of partaking in the fellowship in the months and years to come.
Biggest outcomes and wow moments so far:
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