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.
[🔥New Intake] Applications close Monday 1 May, 2023
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...
We believe in a cohort vibe!
A part of the HEX program experience is to be in a space where it allows maximum collaboration and is compact while enabling you to work (study table). Your accommodation situated in Melbourne CBD and is the perfect place to experience Melbourne and its surroundings. The accommodation provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi 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 2023 Intake : Sunday 16 July - Saturday 29 July 2023
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." — Benjamin Franklin.
💰 Pay $490 AUD today 🎉
(And the rest? Pay 35 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.
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.
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 or $5100 with an 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).
Our price including 14-night accommodation in a safe and central location - 3 stars+ rating. You will be able to travel easily by walking or using public transport. This price also including a few drinks and food - proximately covering 4-5 meals for the trip (not everyday).
HEX International price will also include 3-4 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 around 3-4 networking events with Melbourne startup ecosystem!
The price for HEX International exclude flights.
The total value of the program exceeding over $11,000 AUD but you really cannot put the price on the experience you will get being a part of the HEX International!
This option is only eligible to Australian residence (those who lives here, including international student). This is to help accommodate anyone who wish to seek their own accommodation.
We still strongly recommended a cohort living. And you can only choose non-accommodation option through interview approval process.
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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