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 Sunday 11 December, 2022
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.
Learn about concept ideation, startup mindsets, funding & finance, market research & validation, startup culture and tech tours plus an intro to branding, PR and marketing. In week 2, you'll learn about growth hacking, pitching 101, user interface design & prototyping, product design, financial modelling, tech tours and finally your pitches 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...
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.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." — Benjamin Franklin.
💰 Pay $490 AUD today 🎉
(And the rest? Pay 30 days before your departure date)
Once you're accepted to the program, we can help you with the payment plans you need. You might be eligible for a scholarship provided by your University. Read more about this in the FAQ section below.
We have run 40+ programs around the world, and our alumni have transformed their futures. Don't believe us, check out what they have to say!
Do not worry, here are some questions we always get for our international programs.
You will only pay $490 AUD for the deposit.
And in short, the Melbourne program costs AUD$ 3750 for students who are looking to do the program without the need for accommodation. However, if you are looking for accommodation the program team at HEX will organise comfortable and covid-safe accommodation for students who are not local to Melbourne (at an additional cost).
We have over 1 million AUD in funding from various universities who are able to sponsor or subsidise the program costs for our programs. If you are looking for more information regarding existing funding, we have more information here. It's best to consult 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.
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