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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Sydney 2019 Semester!

If you want to launch a startup in Sydney and could use expert training and feedback, then apply to the Sydney Founder Institute today, or attend a free event.

The Sydney Founder Institute, which is led by Benjamin Chong (Founder and Investor at Right Click Capital and the Sydney Seed Fund), Paul Krajewski (Angel Investor, Shapetrace Inc.), and Elle Syrrou (Associate Director of Innovation, Optus) coaches idea and early-stage founders through the process of validating their idea, building a product, and launching an enduring company. Along the way, you also benefit from intensive mentorship and access to some of the most distinguished entrepreneurs in Sydney and abroad. In addition, the Sydney Founder Institute allows founders to keep their day job while still benefiting from a structured and comprehensive curriculum. 

Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2018-12-16) will have their application fees waived (typically $50), and if you enroll by the Early Deadline you are also eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.

To celebrate the launch, the Sydney Founder Institute will several free startup events for the general public, where you can meet top entrepreneurs and learn more about the program:

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more - like Australia FI Graduates GoFar, Hava.ioCheckbox, Flixsense, and Maven, and global Graduates Udemy, Realty Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, and Appota. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 180 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Some of Sydney's top entrepreneurs will mentor founders in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of mentors for the Sydney 2019 includes:

  • Adam Long: CEO, FluentDocs
  • Adeline Chu: Mentor & Advisor, BlueChilli
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alan Jones: Chief Growth Hacker, BlueChilli
  • Alec Lynch: Managing Director, DesignCrowd
  • Alissa Cronau: Founder, Maven Music
  • Allen Liao: Founder, Tzukuri
  • Alli Baker: CEO, Workible
  • Amanda Suefong: CEO, NEON PULSE PTY LTD
  • Andrew Rogers: Managing Director, Anchor
  • Andrew Campbell: Co-founder, goCatch
  • Andy Welsh: CIO, Booking Boss
  • Angela Kwan: Co-founder, Catalyser & Board Member HaymarketHQ
  • Anne Moore: CEO, Plando
  • Anselm Waterfield: Partner, AGT Group
  • Anthony Millet: CEO, BRICKX
  • Ari Klinger: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Ashton Bishop: Head of Strategy, Step Change Marketing
  • Aston Domes: Lawyer, General Standards
  • Balder Tol: Manager, Tank Stream Labs
  • Ben Pecotich: Managing Director / Principal Designer & Consultant, Dynamic4
  • Benjamin Chong: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Benjamin Ranck: CTO, Jetabroad
  • Bjorn Behrendt: Director and Co-Founder, ParcelPush
  • Brendan Yell: Community Development Director, AU/NZ, SoftLayer
  • Brian Menzies: VP, Commercial Development, Vast Solar
  • Bridget Loudon: CEO, Expert360
  • Cameron Adams: Co-founder & CPO, Canva
  • Cate Hull: Managing Director, FreightExchange
  • Chris Clark: Founder, fusesport
  • Clare Hallam
  • Claudia Barriga Larrivere: Head of People, BlueChilli
  • Colette Grgic: Chief Innovation Officer, BlueChilli Group
  • Colin Fabig: Chairman, LivingSocial Australia
  • Conrad Yiu: Conrad Yiu, Arden Point
  • Craig Blair: Partner, AirTree Ventures
  • Damien Andreasen: Co-founder, LawPath
  • Daniel Ringrose: Business Coach, Future Results
  • Danny Adams: Founder, GoFar
  • Darin Walters: Managing Director, Jetabroad
  • Darren Younger: Director, IPscape
  • Dave Tong: Co-founder, Employment Hero
  • David Peters: CEO, Emagine International
  • David Quan: Co-Founder, Traktion Digital
  • David Jones: Founder, StreetHawk
  • David Siegel: Strategy Executive, Step Change Marketing
  • David Niu: Founder, BuddyTV
  • David Catterall: Director, InterFinancial Corporate Finance Limited
  • Dean Mc Evoy: Investor / Startup Mentor
  • Debra Taylor: Commercial Director, IDats
  • Dominic Bressan: CEO, AirService
  • Elizabeth Zealand
  • Elizabeth Marchant: Director, Write Away Communication + Events
  • Emily Yue: Co-founder, Expert360
  • Eric Frost
  • Evan Wong: CEO, Checkbox.AI
  • Fraser Taylor: CMO, Various
  • Garry Visontay: General Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Gary Ng: CEO, E-Web Marketing
  • Gen George: Founder and MD, OneShift
  • Glenn Bartlett: Strategy Director, Step Change Marketing
  • Greg Moshal: Founder and Joint CEO, Prospa
  • Guy Pearson: Founder, Interactive Accounting, Practice Ignition, DMRUS
  • Harold Lucero: CEO, Lucsan
  • Heather Gold, UnPresenting.com
  • Ian Gardiner: Startup business development, Amazon Web Services
  • Ilter Dumduz: Co-founder, Blys
  • Jafeth Rodriguez: Chairman, RecruitAdvantage
  • James Chin Moody: CEO, Sendle
  • James Taylor: VP APAC, Yieldify
  • James Wakefield: Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institchu
  • James Breeze: CEO, Objective Digital
  • Jared Kristensen: Co-founder, Audience Republic
  • Jeffrey Cooper: General Manager, Step Change Marketing
  • Jeremy White: CEO, Connect Golf
  • Jeremy Levitt: Co-Founder, ServiceSeeking
  • Jethro Marks: Managing Director, The Nile
  • Jonathan Barouch: Founder and CEO, Roamz
  • Jonny Wilkinson: Co-founder, Equitise
  • Julia French: Managing Director, Founders for Founders
  • Justus Hammer: MR, Axis7
  • Katherine Maree Pace: Founder, ELANATION & Vame.me
  • Katrin Suess: Founder, House of UX
  • Katryna Dow: CEO, Meeco
  • Kevin Garber: CEO, 89n
  • Kurt Falkenstein: Founder, General Standards
  • Larry Bloch: Co-Founder and CEO, Netregistry Group
  • Lauren Fried: Managing Director, Pulse Marketing
  • Leon Spencer: Head of news/journalist, ARN
  • Luis Lequerica: Director, Our Little Foxes
  • Mandeep Sodhi: CEO, HashChing
  • Marc Phillips: CEO, Arafura Ventures
  • Mark Toohey: Principal, Adroit Lawyers
  • Marta Higuera: Co-founder, OpenAgent.com.au
  • Matt Trustrum: Investor, Mindconnect
  • Matt Taylor: CMO, HelloFresh
  • Matt Knee: Founder, Work Ninja
  • Matt Allen: Director, DevLogic
  • Matthew Browne: CEO, donesafe.com
  • Matthew Ho: Co-Founder and CEO, nativetongue.com
  • Michael Karp: President and Co-Founder, Blingee.com
  • Mike Nicholls: Director, Intellectual Ventures
  • Mikel Lindsaar: Founder, reinteractive, flood.io, exec.io
  • Nathan Mattock: Partner, Marque Lawyers
  • Ned Moorfield: CEO & Co-founder, goCatch
  • Neil Roodyn: Director, nsquared solutions
  • Neil Smith
  • Neil Smith
  • Nic Lowe: Co-Founder, GoGet
  • Nick Pachos: Head of Product & Carrier, AAPT
  • Nicola Rushton: Product designer & lean user researcher, nicolarushton.com
  • Nicole Kersh: Former MD - 4Cabling, Current Founder - The Content Folk
  • Paul Krajewski: FI Co-Director Sydney, FI Sydney
  • Paul Wenck: Managing Director, BCSG Australia
  • Paul Chan: CEO, pureprofile
  • Paul Ford: Director, King Content
  • Peter James: Chairman, Ninefold
  • Phil Morle: Phil Morle - Director, Pollenizer (Perth FI) , Pollenizer
  • Rachel White: RachelCFO, Self Employed
  • Rajeev Gupta: CEO, GeckoLife
  • Rayn Ong: Director, Ong Heng Investments
  • Rebekah Campbell: CEO, Posse
  • Renee Welsh: CEO, Booking Boss
  • Rob Rattray: Non-executive Director, easyinvoice.io
  • Robert Hunt: CEO , Webdev
  • Robin Mc Gowan: Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institchu
  • Robin Sallay: Co-Founder and Director, Start Local
  • Roby Sharon Zipser: CFO, hipages Group
  • Rod Bishop: CEO, Jayride
  • Rohan Wallace: Principal
  • Rui Rodrigues: Managing Partner, Tank Stream Ventures
  • Ryan Cross: CEO, Cross Functional
  • Sean Pollock: Co-founder, Opus Medical
  • Sebastien Eckersley Maslin: CEO, BlueChilli
  • Shaun Thambyah
  • Simon Lee: CEO, PromisePay
  • Simon Foster: CEO, Shoeboxed Australia
  • Steve Fanale: CEO, DriveYello
  • Taryn Williams: CEO, THERIGHT.FIT
  • Tim Fung: CEO, AirTasker
  • Timo Kugler: Founder & Managing Director, The Independent Innovator
  • Tom Frazier: CEO, ProcessGo!
  • Tom Davies: CEO, Study Choice
  • Vaughan Knight: Founder, Bit Rave
  • Vinko Grgic: Head of operations, Jayride
  • Will Davies: CEO, Car Next Door
  • Yvonne Lee

  • And many more to be announced.

We hope you will join us in Sydney to launch a startup in 2018.

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