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HEX International: Melbourne

7 July - 20 July 2024  |  Mid Year Intake

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

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Welcome to the land down under.

Launch it like an Aussie

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.

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why you should join hex

In the Melbourne program...

Gain access to a global network of champs

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.

Accelerate your career, growth and potential

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.

Change the world,
one idea at a time

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.

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I’ve loved every minute of it and have learnt so much about both myself, the world of business and innovation. This is an experience that I would recommend anyone to join - the networks and knowledge I have gained are something that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Isobel Lyons
Founder of Empower4Women. HEX International Alumni 2023.

The Agenda

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.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to explore Melbourne in all its glory.
Coffee, brunch, beaches and more...


Accommodation & Station

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.

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Meet your program legends

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.


What you'll get in HEX International

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

July 2024 Intake  : Sunday 7 July - Saturday 20 July 2024

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.
Immerse yourself in new culture and environment
Work and learn remotely from inspiring co-working space in central of Melbourne. Melbourne is known for its thriving startup ecosystem, and it is one of the fastest growing startups and unicorns of the world. Opportunity for inspiration abounds with this open and helpful community.
Book today and pay just AUD$510
To secure your spot, put down a payment of $510 today and the rest of the cost due 60 days before departure, unless specified otherwise!

HEX Melbourne

Filling Fast
Application closing on Monday 13 May 2024 or when cohort is full.
Everything you ever needed for your future plus more.
14-nights Accommodation
Networking and events
Cohort workshops
Culture & workplace tour
24/7 access working space
1-1 Coaching
Future career resources
20% discount on HEX Ed
Discounted partner services
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Don't put your future on hold

"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.

🚀 Places our alumni go . . .

And you will too :) in your own way!
We stay in touch with all our HEXies. With over 5000 alumni worldwide, our HEXies go on to achieve the career of their dreams and creating changes they want to see in the world.
"HEX Program was the most rewarding experience ever. There were business students, as well as engineering, science, law… people from everywhere. HEX gives you a little one-up in the world and an opportunity to find what you love."
Community Partnerships Manager @ Stone & Chalk | Finalist for the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards SA
"It all clicked when I found 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."
CEO @ Future Minds | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Young Australian of the Year Finalist
"I had taken this significant step with the ambition of becoming self-sustainable and being a pillar of support for my parents, while empowering others like me."
Software Engineer @ SafetyCulture
Winner AFR Top 100 Future Leader
"HEX has taught me the value of resilience and powering through something even though it’s hard. Because by the time you come out at the other end, you may just be rewarded with something unexpected."
Account Manager @ The NPD Group
"I'm not scared of my career anymore."
Corporate Operations Engineer @ Google
"HEX kicked off my career in entrepreneurship, helped me land my first SaaS job, and got me interested in the world of crypto!"
Developer Relations Engineer | Head of Polygon Ecosystem @ Chainstack
"The best thing about this course is that I get to engage with amazing HEX mentor legends. I learnt that sometimes it is not always getting the HD marks that get you to where you want to go but it's simply enjoying your learning journey that makes the experience worthwhile."
Event & Sales Coordinator @ Balgownie Estate Bendigo
"HEX program inspired my passion of data and scalability in order to bring my entrepreneurship and hustle in Australia."
Lead Data Engineer @ The Data Foundry | 5x AWS Certified Cloud and Data Engineer

This is your golden ticket to the future

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!


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

How much does HEX International: Melbourne cost?

‍The Melbourne program costs AUD$5100 with accommodation included for 14-nights.

What's included in the price for HEX International?

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.

Is there a price without accommodation?

Sadly, no.
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.

Are there any additional funding opportunities for this 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.

I'm a student, can I receive academic credit for the program?

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.

When is the earliest/latest I should arrive/depart to ensure I don't miss anything?

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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