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Future Founders Program


The Study Melbourne Future Founders Program, brought to you by Study Melbourne and StartSpace  is Australia’s largest entrepreneurial program for international students and aspiring new founders.  

Join in the community Roadshows and Festival for the opportunity to connect with other students and new founders, learn practical career skills and gain support with your new business idea. The Scholarships offer seed funding and business support to take your new venture to the next level.

The program is free and designed to be fun and flexible. The more you join in, the more opportunities to learn and increase your confidence. 

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Future FoundersRoadshows

Are you curious about learning more about entrepreneurship as a career? 

The Study Melbourne Future Founders Roadshows are workshops for the curious, to connect with experienced founders and discover more about career opportunities in entrepreneurship.  The upcoming roadshows in regional Victoria will be announced in the coming months.

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Future FoundersFestival

The annual Future Founders Festival runs across a full day and evening and includes keynote speeches, interactive sessions, panel talks, networking, the Pitch Competition Final, and an evening party shared with international students, aspiring founders and business leaders. The next Festival will be coming in late 2024. 

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What is the Future Founders Program?

This video offers a glimpse of what to expect from the Study Melbourne Future Founders Program, featuring footage from previous years of the program and interviews with Aun Ngo, Kennie Kurniawan and Mannhar Kaur. Take a look!  Video by J.P. Taylor Films.

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