A two-week immersive program, Down Under, for idea-stage founders who want to learn from the vibrant and growing Aussie startup scene. Bring a new or existing startup idea and dedicate yourself to making it real – while sipping a flat white coffee in the sunshine.
Applications close Monday 13 May, 2024
Melbourne, Australia, is one of the world’s most livable cities – so clearly something good is happening Down Under!
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the Australian startup and innovation culture, HEX is proud to welcome you to our spiritual home.
Over two inspiring weeks, you’ll join a cohort of ambitious students and early-stage founders to learn from world-class thought leaders and work hands-on in the Aussie start-up ecosystem.
Work Hard. Stay Humble.
With more than 5,000 alumni, mentors and industry legends around the world - the Melbourne program will put you at the absolute centre of it all.
Over the two weeks, we will transform your career trajectory and launch you to where you want to be. Think Forbes 30 under 30, Google or Amazon. Dream big.
Our programs are designed to bring ideas to life. We will give you the tools, the network and access to resources to make your change happen for your future.
To apply for the program, it's ideal to have an early-stage idea or concept in mind (It doesn't have to be polished!). We’ll have pre-departure online meetups so you can meet your cohort.
In Week 1, learn about ideation, startup mindsets, funding & finance, market research & validation, startup culture and tech tours plus an intro to branding, PR and marketing.
In week 2, learn about growth hacking, pitching 101, UI/UX, prototyping, product design, financial modelling, tech tours and finally pitch to investors, CEOs and government legends.
Coffee, brunch, markets and more
Plan your future - your way!
Get your LinkedIn Roast and improve
Create your UI protoype
Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to explore Melbourne in all its glory.
Coffee, brunch, beaches and more...
We believe in a cohort vibe!
A part of the HEX program experience is to be in a space that allows maximum collaboration and is compact while enabling you to work. Your accommodation is situated in Melbourne's CBD and is the perfect place to experience Melbourne and its surroundings from. The accommodation provides a range of services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts with free WiFi offered throughout your stay.
You are gonna be diving head-first into the ever-growing ends of our innovation ecosystem. So, you will not be alone over the two weeks.
We have scored Melbourne's finest, cultivating a growing list of mentors, leaders and facilitators from a cross-section of industries.
From dental-health founders, impact venture capital investors, design leaders tech giants, and social activists... These are some of the cool kids you will meet and learn from.
Our past alumni say this program changed their life. How will we change yours?
July 2024 Intake : Sunday 7 July - Saturday 20 July 2024
We don't want to left you hanging, so let walk through what's going to happen together!
Click on the Apply Now button, and fill in your expression of interest form. Make sure to use your main contact email address and not your student email address (if you're a student).
We get over 200+ application for each cohort, so be quick!
You will be directed to an application form to fill out. Put your best foot forward! This should take around 4-5 minutes (depending on how much you want to share with us).
You will not be considered as a participant if you do not complete this.
Once complete your application, you will receive an email from our team in the next two business days to book an interview!
This interview is for us to get to know you better and to see if you are a match for our program.
Congratulations! You've been offered a spot to join HEX International Program. At this stage, you will be asked to pay the deposit of $510 and schedule any payment plan you may need.
Once you've accepted the offer, you will be invited to onboard the HEX International experience (1 month before departure).
This is where we run you through the logistic of the program, introducing you to the team who'll be your guide and other people in your cohort.
You can choose when to fly to the destination as long as you arrive on day 1 of the program!
You can fly alongside your cohort mate or fly alone. We will see you at the accommodation for the check-in and regroup to start your HEX International journey.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." — Benjamin Franklin.
💰 Pay AUD$510 today 🎉
(And the rest? Pay 60 days before your departure date)
If you're a student, you might be eligible for a scholarship provided by your university. You can find more info here.
You're invited to the experience of a lifetime.
With HEX, we bring the industry's exclusivity to you. Our programs are not only designed to enhance your mindset and skills, but we will also connect you to the experience you need to have, the right mentor or maybe, even your future employer.
Anything you need to get you ready to take the next step!
Do not worry, here are some questions we always get for our international programs.
The Melbourne program costs AUD$5100 with accommodation included for 14-nights.
The price includes accommodation (3 star or equivalent) for 14 nights in a safe and central location. This price also including a few drinks and food - proximately covering 3-4 meals for the trip (not everyday).
HEX International price will also include tech tours at the world's leading organisations such as Google, Tesla, Uber, Zendesk, Atlassian, Grab, NASA and many more (depending on location). It also includes networking events with Singapore ecosystem!
The price for HEX International excludes flights.
We strongly believe in cohort living. Being in the same location facilitates friendships, coworking, and better collaboration. It also allows us to fulfill our duty of care towards you.
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.
YES! HEX has been approved for undergraduate and postgraduate academic credit at universities around the world. It's best to confirm credit with your university, but we can help you navigate the system.
You can arrive any time on 6th July (Saturday) as the program officially starts on the 7th (Sunday).
The program officially ends on 19th July (Friday) so you can check-out anytime on the 20th (Saturday).
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