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

Team and Advisors

Melbourne Autumn 2014 Semester

How do you find the right team to launch your company? How do you identify the right set of advisors? How do you manage your advisors? What are responsibilities and compensation for advisors? How do you identify the right roles to help you launch a product or offering? Do you expect the roles to change over time? How can recruit people to fill roles when you have limited resources? What metrics do you track when recruiting? Do you need a cofounder? What are some common pitfalls with cofounder? Is a team necessary to launch a company?

Recruit your first team members.
2014-07-02, 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...

Matt Allen
GM & Co-Founder, Lookahead Search Melbourne

Matt has been part of several startups over the past 15 years and is now a parter and GM of Lookahead Search Melbourne.

Marty Andrews
Co-Founder & CEO, Cogent

Marty has been a software professional for over 15 years in Australia, working in consulting roles for many of the local big corporates in that time. Agile development methodologies piqued his interest early in his working life, which framed his career and lead to him co-...

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