Welcome toFuture Founders Program 2021

Build your future startup career with the Future Founders Program, Australia’s dedicated year-long entrepreneurship program aimed at international students and budding entrepreneurs. This program presented by StartSpace and Study Melbourne is completely free to participate in, and is designed to take you along the journey from forming your business idea to getting it off the ground, no matter what stage you are at. 

You will have the opportunity to connect with other students and new business founders, learn practical skills and gain support with your new business idea.

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you, with roadshows kicking off across Victoria and online in May. Get inspired, grow your capabilities and build your networks at the Future Founders Festival in July. Then take the next step and commit to your business with our intensive bootcamps later in the year, and get the funding and mentoring you need with our venture scholarship program.

With events running in person and online, there’s something for everyone – no matter where you are. The program is designed to be fun and flexible. You can choose a couple of events that directly suit your startup needs or get involved in the full program so as not to miss any learning opportunities.  

Sign up to be the first to hear updates about program news and events, and check out highlights from last year’s Future Founders Festival.

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Future FoundersRoadshows

The roadshows will run from 10 to 27 May across Victoria and online with guest speakers from the start-up world. Designed to inspire your own ideas and the start of your business journey.

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Future FoundersFestival

Set for July, the festival will cover the range of essential skills and knowledge required to develop your new business idea. It includes a hackathon for practical application of your learnings. 

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Future FoundersBootcamp

Run over two weeks, the Bootcamps are an intensive learning ‘hothouse’ with a focus on reflective learning that will pressure-test participants who are ready to commit to their business idea.

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Future FoundersVenture Scholarship

Eight ventures will receive $10,000 in scholarship funding and a six-week StartSpace membership, with exclusive one-on-one coaching and mentoring opportunities.

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