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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

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Rohan Wallace

Mentor Idea Review

Melbourne Autumn 2014 Semester

Are you pursuing a viable business idea? Can you present the idea in a compelling way? Have you done sufficient research on the idea? Is there a viable market? What about about the business is likely to fail? How can the business be improved? Are you a good fit to build this business over the next three, five and ten years?

Present your idea for feedback.
2014-06-18, 06:30 PM


James Tuckerman
Founder, Editor-In-Chief, Anthill Magazine

James Tuckerman is one of Australia's most accomplished digital publishers. He's an entrepreneur, angel investor, growth hacker for hire and professional speaker. He is best known for launching Anthill Magazine, in 2003, from the spare bedroom of his parents' home. He ...

Justin French
Product Manager, Envato

Justin French, Product Manager at Envato working on a new product. I help teams build successful products by first building empathy for the customers they’re trying to serve. Previously worked with startups such as RedBubble, Clear & Joyent in Design, User Experience, Pro...

Scott Handsaker
CEO, Attendly

Co-founder and CEO of Eventarc, an online ticketing and event registration business. Having just raised investment money to fuel business growth, I am currently focused on introducing as many Australian businesses to Eventarc as is humanly possible. Previously co-found...

Mark Hendrickson
CEO and Co-founder, Side Racket

I'm CEO at, a place for skilled people to find each other, kick-off projects and do more of what they love. My background is in Digital at NAB, Melbourne Coffee Review and a number of other startups. I’m also involved in projects like and ...

Adrian Stone
CEO, AngelCube

I am a serial entrepreneur (with multiple exits) and angel investor:

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...

Andrew Julian
Co-Founder, Digital Crossroads

Andrew is currently the Product Lead at a new stealth startup, Gyde, that is solving the problem of content discovery for Movies & TV across Internet enabled Video on Demand (VOD) services such as iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. He has co-founded multiple businesses ...

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