G'day mates. IT'S STARTUP 101.

HEX International: Melbourne

12 - 25 February 2023

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

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Welcome to the land down under.

New program, who dis?

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.

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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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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.

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.

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

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.

Don't put your future on hold

"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.

Our past success stories...

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!

If I had to use one word to capture my experience as a whole, it would be that HEX truly felt like a “catalyst”. It was a catalyst for new experiences, new ideas, and most importantly, new connections and relationships.

Abbas Hadi

RMIT University

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

Isobel Lyons

cardiff university

HEX was like a sandbox, offering me support and confidence along my journey. The opportunity has allowed me to immerse myself into this world, where I’ve gained confidence in networking and pitching whilst adopting an entrepreneurial mindset.

Jennifer Ly


If you are unsure if this program is right for you or even if you have certainty that it's for you. Just say yes and be open to the possibilities that open up to you in the 2 weeks but also what it will set you up after the program.

Henry Lay


Frequently Asked Questions

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

How much does HEX International: Melbourne cost?

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).

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 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.

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.

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