Silicon Beach


The Melbourne Silicon Beach Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the Silicon Beach Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Melbourne Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.

The Melbourne Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Silicon Beach, an informal group for anyone interested in founding or working in startups, dev/design in web/mobile tech, IoT, freelancing, investing or working with people in that space. Through the Silicon Beach Fellowship, everyone from the Silicon Beach community is invited to apply to the Melbourne Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1599 value).

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Silicon Beach Fellowship for the Melbourne Autumn 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by September 6, 2016, using this link.

Grant: The recipient of the Silicon Beach Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.

Click here to apply for the Silicon Beach Fellowship.

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General Standards

General Standards

Rohan Wallace

Startup Legal and IP

Melbourne Autumn 2014 Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about the law to launch a successful startup? How do you pick a law firm to work with? What is the process of setting up a company? How much do you need to know about the law? What agreements do you need to run a company? What are common legal mistakes? How do you handle intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? How much does the law actually matter?

Build a legal and IP strategy.
2014-06-25, 06:30 PM


Kurt Falkenstein
Founder, General Standards

Kurt Falkenstein is the founder of General Standards, a specialist startup law firm with offices in Australia, the UK and USA. In private practice, Kurt has worked with over 400 startups and advised on over 50 seed investments in early-stage ventures - acting for startups...

Rohan Wallace

Rohan is an Australian registered patent and trademark attorney with more than sixteen years of experience. He specialises in patenting IT and mechanical inventions, registering designs and the registration of trademarks in Australia and overseas. Rohan has the depth o...

Campbell Unsworth
Principal, General Standards

A pragmatic corporate and commercial advisor, with very broad experience in private practice and inhouse acting as legal counsel for clients of all sizes, in various industries, across a wide variety of matters and in multiple jurisdictions. Strong corporate advisory ...

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