Startmate is a group of startup executives offering mentorship and seed financing to founders of Internet and Software businesses based in Australia. You can find out more about the companies that have participated in Startmate here.

We want to help the most exceptional technically-focused founders create world class companies that solve customer problems.

The five month program offers a $50,000 investment, mentorship from more than 25 successful founders, sage legal counsel and a two month trip to Silicon Valley. At the conclusion of the program there are two demo days, one in Sydney and one in Silicon Valley, where you present in front of early stage investors.

We strongly believe in lean startup principles. The biggest risk in a startup is not whether someone will steal your idea or if you can build a product but rather that no one will care. Startmate is designed to help you win your first customers and work through the initial stages of customer discovery.