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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

General Standards

Rohan Wallace

Product Development

Melbourne Autumn 2014 Semester

How do you plan to build a product or offering from the beginning? What are techniques to build a product roadmap? How do you specify what to build? How do you organize resources to build a product? What are strategies to estimate time and costs? What do you track to measure success? How often do you need to see milestones achieved? What are common mistakes when building product? How do you keep product progress ongoing when you have many competing priorities?

Plan to build your offering.
2014-07-09, 06:30 PM


Tim Koopmans

Following a 12 year career as an Officer in the Australian Army in varied technical roles, I'm working to crack 10,000 hours as an independent consultant for large scale and technically complex projects as a performance test lead. Clients have included Defence, Govern...

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 ...

Sebastian von Conrad
Solutions Lead, Envato

With a background in startups and marketing businesses, Sebastian currently works with solving hard technical problems at Envato, which operates some of the largest online marketplaces in the world.

John Barton
Director of Engineering,

I'm John, currently working as the Director of Engineering for 99designs. Previous career highlights include co-founding social film startup Goodfilms, and leading development for the Envato marketplaces through their middle period of growth. My interests (professi...

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