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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 2016 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.

Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Melbourne Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-23

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors. 

Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.

The Founder Institute is about practical, actionable training and feedback - not theory. To acheive this, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice. In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful.   

In the upcoming Melbourne 2016 Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.

See the full list below;

  • Alan Tsen: Co-Founder, Spectrum Tuition
  • Ashley Leach: Managing Director, PoE: Points of Engagement
  • Barry Nguyen: Co-founder/CEO, Phyto Group
  • Ben Webster: CEO,
  • Bernard Drew: Founder and Director, Ignite Legal
  • Brenda Thomson: Director, Smart-Connect
  • Carl Huybers: CEO, Mad Scientist Digital
  • Carol Johnson: Director, Sales Enablement, Salesforce
  • Christina Chen: Director, Surprise Attack
  • Collis Ta'eed: CEO, Envato
  • Daniel Ringrose: Business Coach, Future Results
  • Darcy Naunton: General Partner, York Butter Factory / Adventure Capital
  • David Guest: Director, Outcomes Business Group
  • Gary Tramer: Co-Founder, WebReception
  • Humphrey Laubscher: Innovation Manager, Nab Labs
  • Ian Hopkinson: Founder/Principal Consultant, Mad Scientist Digital
  • James Tuckerman: Founder, Editor-In-Chief, Anthill Magazine
  • James Kyd: Founder, Blockchain Consulting Group
  • Jason Lim: General Manager, York Butter Factory
  • Justin French: Product Manager, Envato
  • Kurt Falkenstein: Founder, General Standards
  • Mark Hendrickson: CEO and Co-founder, Side Racket
  • Mark Middleton: Founder, Reminisce Entertainment Pty Ltd
  • Marty Andrews: Co-Founder & CEO, Cogent
  • Matt Allen: GM & Co-Founder, Lookahead Search Melbourne
  • Melina Chan: Advisor - Community and Culture, Inspire9
  • Michael Jankie: Co-founder, LeadChat
  • Peter Sandor: CEO, Fearless
  • Phil Richards: Director, Phil Richards
  • Rhondalynn Korolak: Founder/Managing Director, Businest Pty Ltd.
  • Rohit Bhargava: CEO
  • Ryan Tietjens: Co-founder, Interactive Accounting
  • Sally Gatenby: Director, Larkspur Communications
  • Sam Lee: CEO, Bitcoin Group
  • Scott Julian: CEO,
  • Sebastian von Conrad: Solutions Lead, Envato
  • Steve Glaveski: CEO and Co-Founder, Collective Campus
  • Taylor Tran: Founder & CEO, INNOVATION MELBOURNE
  • Tom Le Grice: General Manager Melbourne, Slingshot Accelerator

  • And many more to be announced. 
                                     We hope you will join us in Melbourne and launch a company in 2014.

Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Melbourne Founder Institute

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