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Build an undeniable portfolio for your next career move.

HEX Degree Accelerator Program
Monday 22 July - Friday 30 August, 2024

The 6-week online program designed for university students and recent grads who are seeking workplace experience to build a portfolio for a successful career through entrepreneurship.
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The online innovation program for your future, not just a job title.

You're studying at the university level, hoping it will maximise a chance of success in your career. You want to secure a bright future. However, you're finding it harder (and scarier) than you think. Years of classroom theory won't equip you with real work practicality skills or tools used on the job. You are left to fend for yourself with no experience or portfolio that is impressive enough to secure your career and allow you to move to the next level.

HEX Degree Accelerator Program is designed for students and early grads to gain skills, connect with supportive peers, access mentors from leading companies (like Atlassian), and receive formal academic credentials recognised at universities worldwide.

The program is for learners who are curious about the future; people who don't 'fit' into conventional boxes; people who want to maximise their time; and people who are ready to take themselves to the next level! Whether you are a University student, Early Career professional or an Upskiller looking to take that leap of faith – HEX Degree Accelerator Program is perfect for you.

The expansion pack for your employability success.

Create an industry-relevant portfolio

Put your classroom learning into practice. From creating prototypes, designs and more, using a real workplace tech toolbox and industry feedback that give you an unfair advantage over the rest of your peers in any industry or university major you're in.

The CEO internship

Be the decision-maker. You’ll be put into the role of a founder and get a chance to experience as the CEO of your startup. You’ll be asked to identify problems, create an impact, build your network and pitch your brand to the public.

Build your brand

Forbes 30 under 30, LinkedIn Voice, or TikTok star. Learn how to make yourself stand out from the crowd and become the most hireable person in the room. Grow your voice and create an online presence ideal for recruitment or any future professional connections.

Industry-backed internship

Supported by real subject matter experts and designed by industry legends like Atlassian, UpBank, Seek, AWS, Google and more. Industry mentorships in real-time, discuss world news through live workshops, drop-ins and 1-1 mentorship.

Accelerate to the next level

Trust us, we know what it's like to experience FOMO when being forced to choose a degree or a 'job title'. We'll give you the context and skills to map out what's next and avoid degree-hopping. With the HEX Student Success journey, you can continue to get support on the next move.

Leadership community

Be surrounded by hustler, humanist, hacker and hipster archetypes in your cohort that will champion your idea, give feedback and support your leadership journey. It givea you new confidence to tackle any challenges ahead.

Designed and created alongside 50+ legends from leading companies

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NOT GONNA LIE. IT's NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

Who is taking the HEX Ed Pro program?

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Diploma & University Students

People who start looking at what’s next and looking to build out their portfolio and skills to help them land ideal careers or shift them from their current grind.

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Recent Grads & Early Careers

People who recently graduated might be struggling to tap into the first role due to a lack of portfolio and experience. Sometimes it is hard to make the shift between industry.

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Student Founders

Already in the entrepreneurial space? This program is a great place to launch your founder journey. HEX Degree Accelerator will help you work on your idea without falling behind on uni.

What's included in HEX Degree Accelerator

Online learning that isn't boring. HEX Degree Accelerator program is co-designed with students for Gen Z-style learning with the latest content that's being used right now in the workplace. And personalised learning allows each student to identify an impact mission and take meaningful action.
Access to anexclusive community
Welcome to one of the most supportive, impactful communities you'll ever see. Connect with mentors and passionate people working across multiple industries. Ask any questions and get all the answers. On top of all that, access to HEX's community events, like the latest tech news, networking, thought leadership and more!
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1 x Kick off call
Learn more about the program, your cohort's agenda, ask questions, set goals, and connect with your cohort.

45 minutes | Online
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6 x Innovation Workshops
Learn about the founder's mindset, how to analyse the market and creating a convincing case for your idea.

Every Tuesday | 60 minutes | Online
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6 x Mentoring Sessions
Join the weekly drop-in mentoring sessions from industry legends like Atlassian and other giants.

Every Thursday | 60 minutes | Online
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Celebration & Pitch Showcase
Pitch your portfolio and idea for your dream career or impact as a CEO. Practice your presentation skills, then celebrate your success!

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Learn the tools of a real workplace.

Connect student skills to the tools that are being used in the workplace, so they can easily acclimatise to the fast-changing world of work.
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How does the program work?

Watch mini-videos and complete a checkpoint online (approx. 4 hours per week, in student's own time). Attend the live online masterclass to discuss learnings and checkpoint (1 hour per week). All you will need access to a laptop or tablet, headphones and a WiFi connection. If you need any support with accessing this technology during your time on HEX Degree Accelerator, please contact HEX to discuss our tech accessibility scholarships.

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Week 1

Kick off • What is innovation • Innovator mindset • Brainstorming ideas effectively • Market trends research • Finding real-world problems

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Week 2

Value proposition mapping • Points of difference • Types of business structures • Business model canvas • Innovation funding models • The lean innovation cycle

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Week 3

Rapid prototyping • User stories & acceptance criteria • Designing a working prototype: MVP • Paper prototyping

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Week 4

Branding & logos • Marketing channels • Digital marketing plan • Customer segmentation & personas

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Week 5

Building a startup pitch deck • Creating a compelling story • Marketing yourself • Communicating with impact • Knowing your audience

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Week 6

Finish up the Unit by delivering a confident, customer-focused pitch that engages and persuades the audience
END RESULT?

Still you, just amplified.

With HEX Success Guarantee, when students complete HEX Degree Accelerator program, you'll emerge with:

Industry-level portfolio to showcase your skills, knowledge and workplace experience
Equivalent of 6 months internship experience
High-demand skills employers want
An answer to every possible job interview question
LinkedIn profile and personal branding that help you attract recruiters and connections
5+ Industry connections that will get you to whenever you want to explore next, and
The option to get a whole subject in credit from Uni (AQF7 level)

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“I loved every bit of my course with HEX because it let me put my creative ideas into an actual potential business. I get to engage with amazing industry mentors that I aspired to be one day. Highly recommend the program to anyone who dares to dream.“

Sheena Ma Diaz
Torrens University - HEX Alumni

What makes HEX Ed different?

We believe in doing things we’re passionate about.

When we’re doing things we don’t want to do, we’re not doing our best. So our goal is to stick to the stuff we’re passionate about. No taking on work that doesn’t thrill us.
Building features that actually make a difference
Letting employees take active ownership over their work
No burn-out from back-breaking work

Communicate Strong relationships are built on communication.

We don’t leave things unsaid. Because unsaid is often just another word for misunderstood. We over-communicate so everyone stays on the same page.
Letting everyone hold the mic
Honest, open communication
Even about the hard things

People first, profits later Building an environment people like working in.

By honest, we don’t mean harsh. We put kindness and empathy at the centre of our business, so we, our employees and our customers enjoy working together.
Unlimited paid leaves
Health insurance for all
Flexible work hours

Stay fresh Take action. Do unique, fun things.

We’ll admit: we’re not over-thinkers. We believe in action. We want to make things. Fast. We’re always about innovation.
Try new things
Even if that means failing a bit
Get to execution faster

Keep your feet on the ground Be confident, but down-to-earth.

As our lord and saviour Kendrick Lamar says, sit down, be humble. We don’t want to be another Valley tech bro (no offense). We want to remember our roots.
Being an active listener
Constantly learning
Adapting to all social groups and situations
Work alongside your mentors

Meet some of your industry faculty.

With over 50 mentors across all HEX Ed Units, rest assured that you'll be joined by the best minds. Meet some of them here!
Dom Pym
Co-founder of UpBank
Dom’s been involved in numerous start-ups and large scale technology projects since the 1990's, in Australia and overseas. Australian Fintech Leader of the Year 2022. Dom sits on the board of directors at Fintech Australia, and the advisory Board at Bendigo Bank.
Judy Anderson-Firth
CEO at Euphemia
Judy is a former CEO at Startup Victoria (The Startup Network), Australia’s largest startup community. She continue to contribute to the entrepreneur community aspart of several advisory boards around Australia.
Matthew Gadsby
Industry Manager at Google
Matt is committed to helping Australian companies deliver outstanding business results. He has a proven track record of defining strategy and delivering business outcomes within the retail and utilities industries worked at Telstra and Brightstar Corp.
Jaclyn Benstead
CXO & Co-Founder at HEX
Jac has helped over 500 startups with their first pitch and sits on advisory boards of several. She's also a CEO of Gorillacom an ecommerce and product development company that develops unique and niche targeted online retail properties
Asami Koike
Founder at Shapes and Sounds
The founder of Shapes and Sounds which is a social enterprise that works to destigmatise and promote mental health in Asian communities. She is experience in trauma-informed therapy, program development, training and implementation and creative and somatic therapies.
Will Richardson
Managing Partner at Giant Leap
Giant Leap - Australia's first 100% impact venture capital investment firm. Will has over 15 years experience in investment management predominantly within venture capital and private equity. His strengths include coaching and supporting founders, forming and leading investment teams, sourcing deals and funds, and connecting people and groups.
Jeanette Cheah
CEO & Co-Founder at HEX
Jeanette is an award-winning tech and business leader based in Melbourne. Top 100 Innovators 2 years in a row. She's dedicated to transforming young people into the innovators the world needs tomorrow.
Nathan Gold
Chief Coach at The Demo Coach
The renowned Demo Coach. Specialising in high-stakes communications, Nathan transforms individuals worldwide by helping them speak more confidently and enthusiastically while conquering speaking anxiety. He does this for TED talks, SharkTank appearances, investor pitching, customer presentations, and workshops, both live and remote.
Emma Ferguson
Chief of Staff at Luna
Emma develop strategy for key people & culture initiatives to create a work environment where team members can thrive. She also act as LUNA’s in-house legal counsel providing legal advice to the CEO and Business Unit leaders on contracts, employees, partnerships and legal risk and manage external investor and shareholder relations.
Jodie Imam
Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Tractor Ventures
Jodie is passionate about helping businesses start and grow. Tractor Ventures exist to help founders unlock possibilities. She also a non-executive Director at Private Media Group (Smart Company, Crikey and The Mandarin).
Bri Johnstone
Senior CX Manager at Telstra
Bri had a 15 + year winding career across program management, learning design, facilitation, innovation & entrepreneurship, service design and now, customer experience strategy. She loves working with big ideas and making them a reality.
Lisa Teh
Serial Entrepreneurs & LinkedIn Top Voice
Co-Founder of Mooning (Web3 Marketing Agency). Founder CODI Agency (Digital Marketing). 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian. Lisa has wide-range of experience under her belt building multiple businesses.

2024 intakes now open

Next enrolment for HEX Degree Accelerator program closes on Friday 12 July 2024.
Starts on Monday 22 July 2024

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2024 HEX Degree Accelerator March Intake

March 4 - April 12

Perfect for those wanting to kick start the year ready for the next move. Plan your future, set the goal, explore career pathways and jump into action.

2024 HEX Ed Professional July Intake

July 22 - August 30

Get ready for the internship season! Build a portfolio and learning the relevance skills that help you navigate the workplace.

LAUNCH YOUR IDEA

What you'll get in HEX Ed

Our past alumni say this program changed their life. How will we change yours?

Accelerate your next move in 6-weeks
Work remotely on that passion project that has been on your mind. We have designed the content to work around your busy life. This means you have more power of your future!
Pay now or Pay in 4 installments
We understand that these times are hard, and always believe the opportunity to accelerate is not gatekept. We have designed a payment plan that takes the second guessing away from joining our HEX Ed Professional Program.
Expand your network who will support your dreams
Network like a boss. Access mentors, join social activities, browse job opportunities and build connections with the HEX community, startup founders, investors, and other industry legends from around the world.

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Everything you ever needed for your future plus more.
Access to platform
Certified LinkedIn credential
University accredited from one of world's top 20 university
20% off HEX in-person programs
Networking and events
12 x Cohort workshops and mentoring
1-1 Mentoring & Coaching
Future career resources
Exclusive slack community
Discounted partner services
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Connected with over 5,000+  alumni around the world.

What our hexies are saying

It all clicked when I found an entrepreneurship program like HEX.
This was a canvas where I could create the change I wanted to see in the world. HEX is really great at delivering the content in new and exciting ways.
Nathaniel
CEO, Future Minds
The program was very solid.
I learned a lot about how best to present myself and my idea. The program really helped me cement my idea and taught me a lot about presentation skills, which is something I'll absolutely use in the future.
Ben
Student
A program like no other!
Every school and student should definitely go through this. An opportunity for hands-on learning, growth and gaining insights into entrepreneurship.

These things cannot be learnt from books!
Beulah
Student
Thank you so much for experience that I will treasure for life.
This has been an experience I do not regret! Despite being anxious about coming in with a minimal business background I think I was able to gain so much more.
Angela
Student
I don’t need to wait to make my impact in the chosen space.
Out of the entrepreneurial extracurriculars I’ve taken, HEX was the first arena that enabled me to explore my own idea. Often, I’d do team based work or work on someone’s case idea.
Joshua
Student
Would recommend this course to anyone and everyone.
The program is just so useful and everyone should do it regardless of if you are an aspiring entrepreneur or not. It makes you look at things differently and consider alternatives to the norm.
Ben
Student
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WHICH JOURNEY IS RIGHT FOR ME?

HEX Ed vs  Other education providers

Since 2017, HEX has built partnerships with awesome universities in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia. We're handpicked for projects by government agencies like Global Victoria and the City of Melbourne. We hang out and learn from tech giants like Culture Amp, Google, and Zendesk. Whatever your next move, start with HEX.

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HEX ED Features :
Award-winning program with off-ramps to alternative careers
Academic Credit with School of Record
Content relevancy updated monthly
Exclusive network access
Get mentored by leaders in their fields
Super-fun global community
Employability focused
Learn your way (online or in-person, onshore or international!)
OTHER EDUCATION PROVIDERs:
Non-disruptive learning. Creating the traditional career pathways
Not eligible or recognised for Academic Credits
Lagging content relevancy
Not providing networking opportunity
Intructor, one-to-many learning style
Intimidating, excludes community
Graduation and assessment focused
Classroom based. Boring and outdated lessons
Essential reading

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Frequently asked questions

Do not worry, here are some questions we always get for our program.

How much does HEX Ed Professional Program cost?

The HEX Ed Professional program costs AUD $1,190 per student. However, if you wish to purchase HEX Ed Professional program in bulk you are eligible for an exclusive discount per learner. Get in touch with us to learn more.

Are there any additional funding opportunities for HEX Ed program?

We have over $1 million AUD in funding from various universities who are able to sponsor or subsidise your program cost.  View our list of current available funding here. We also recommend chatting with your Study Abroad or Global Mobility office for all enquiries regarding program funding.

What are the assessments like?

We don't believe in exams, so assessments (which we call checkpoints) have been designed to be practical so we can equip you with the right mindset, skillset, and toolset!

Our checkpoints, regardless of the unit,  can range from reflective or research focussed (i.e. asking you a series of questions so you can explore your relationship/attitude/behavior with money and set some financial goals), and others will be practical (i.e. creating a business plan or completing a business case project).

Each checkpoint will be graded by our team of assessors, so you will get feedback as you progress through the course. Checkpoints are a hurdle requirement and are graded in P/F. You will be required to submit all checkpoints within the program dates in order to receive your credit (That's about 5-6 checkpoints in 6 weeks).

Can I receive academic credit for the HEX Ed program?

Yes! HEX Ed comes with a Certificate of Completion issued by an accredited university. This Certificate is recognised by most universities for credit equivalency. However, this isn't guaranteed and you'll need to check with your own university about how much credit you can get, and which subjects you can get it for. We recommend you get in touch with our team at hello@startwithhex.com, who will be able to help you navigate this with your course advisor.

The dates don't suit me. What do I do? 

This can happen! If you have any suggestions of when is a better time for you and why, let us know at hello@startwithhex.com. Or, if you're okay with no academic credit, join HEX Ed Go instead so you can have a completely asynchronous and self-paced experience!

What if I cannot finish the HEX Ed program within 6 weeks?

That's the beauty of HEX Ed, you will not get left behind! We are moving as one unit. We've got you.

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