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Six reasons to subscribe


Access to highly vetted, highly motivated talent

Each of Startmate’s Fellowships serve an in-demand identity of talent, with women, students and engineers our current focus, and 7 new programs set to launch in 2022.


Resources to help you scale

Our TalentEngine houses guides and templates to help you codify the end-to-end employee lifecycle.


Build your employer brand

Do you want to showcase why your startup is a great place to work? We’d love to help by telling your company’s story.


Drive diversity

Our Fellowships actively attract and cultivate diverse talent across gender, sexuality, ethnicity, neurodiversity, education and socioeconomic identities.


Upskill your managers

Our Fellowship coaching program will level-up the leadership capabilities of your managers and future leaders.


Job postings

When you post jobs on our TalentEngine, Fellowship alumni will be able to directly and proactively request introductions.


By subscribing to our Talent Engine, you’ll get access to thousands of vetted, ambitious and talented individuals who are ready to hit the ground running.

Every subscription tier includes unlimited access to the Talent Engine's features, with pricing based on the stage of your company.  All subscriptions are annual, and billed on a monthly cycle. You can cancel at any time.

Early stage
/ month

($12k annually)

Early-stage tier
(up to 30 full-time employees)

Growth stage
/ month

($24k annually)

Growth-stage tier
(up to 200 full-time employees)

Scaled stage
/ month

($48k annually)

Scaled-stage tier
(up to 500 full-time employees) 

Are you a larger company or VC fund looking to support your portfolio via the TalentEngine?
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Don't take our word for it

“I trust the Startmate community to attract and promote authentic, skillful and ambitious people. We felt that the Fellows we met had strong technical skills plus a keen interest in startups. This is a great combination when hiring in a competitive market and when culture is so important."

Jason Atkins
Co-Founder, Cake Equity

"Startmate’s Fellowships are an important piece of infrastructure in the Australian startup ecosystem that significantly contribute to fixing the underrepresentation of female founders and employees in the tech sector. We can’t wait to play a part in further championing Australian women."

Tom Brunskill
CEO & Founder, Forage

"The startups in Square Peg's portfolio love the opportunity to hire from such a strong pool of diverse talent."

Casey Flint
Investor, Square Peg Capital

“A thriving technology community is the rising tide that lifts all boats (companies, people, customer experiences)! We're proud to help create new diverse pathways to entering the technology community"

Deepesh Banerji
SVP Technology & Product, Deputy

“Startmate is an amazing team and broader community that has given a lot to 5B’s growth journey, so we’re both privileged and proud to be able to do our part to support their Fellowship Program."

Chris McGrath
CEO & Co-Founder, 5B

"I learnt so much about myself and was then exposed to so many incredible companies and roles I never knew existed. I have recently landed a role that I would have never applied for, had it not been for Startmate. So, thank you!"

Annabel Dempsey
Business Director, Special Group Australia

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Fuelling the engine

Startmate’s Fellowships attract thousands of talented individuals across Australia and New Zealand, help them identify their values and purpose, and prepare them for startup roles.

Our mission is to make Australia and New Zealand the best place in the world to start a company.

‍Our Fellowships help talented, ambitious people from a multitude of backgrounds gain the network and skills needed to thrive in the startup world.

We're creating a net gain of talent in the startup ecosystem, and helping ambitious companies to scale faster and more successfully. 

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Startmate is the epicentre for startup ambition across Australia and New Zealand.

We accelerate the most ambitious founders, operators and investors through our programs, propelled by a highly-trusted mentor-driven community, and backed by the best angels, venture funds and tech startups in the region.

Over the past decade we have invested in 170+ startups, with a collective portfolio value of $1.87 billion. And we are just getting started. 

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