Tech Ready Women 2021 Female Founders Startup Program

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Join the 2021 Startup Program

Our 8 week startup program has been specifically designed to help you to test and launch your idea in the market.

The program has been developed by industry experts and successful entrepreneurs. Throughout the program you will be supported by mentors, ensuring you get access to the best advice, education and networks to help you to succeed on your startup journey. 

Get mentored by

Australia's Top Entrepreneurs & Experts

What you will gain from the program


  • Proven methods to test, build and launch your idea
  • Confidence in your own skills and abilities to create a successful startup 
  • Access to a quality mentor and peer network
  • Clear understanding of early stage startup legals 
  • An opportunity to put into practice all of your learnings


8 week startup course outline

Week 1


20 Lessons
3 Months
Week 2

Your Idea

3 Months
Week 3

Your Customer & Market

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3 Months
Week 4

Business & Financial Model

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3 Months
Week 5

Developing an MVP

20 Lessons
50 Sudents
Week 6

Tech & Product Management

20 Lessons
50 Sudents
Week 7

Startup Legals

20 Lessons
50 Sudents
Week 8

Pitch Preparation

20 Lessons
50 Sudents

Hear from some of our alumni & mentors


Without the course, I would never have had the courage to apply for an MVP grant and so much more.

Kate Neubauer

Joining the program gave me a clear direction and a place to ask questions to help get my startup off the ground.

Nina Leelah
Bartrick Parkour

Through the Tech Ready Women course, I have met so many inspiring, strong and ambitious women in business.

Rebecca Lim

I wish that when I started, I had access to a program like this with industry experts of this calibre!

Lauren Warwick
Former Co-founder of Glamazon, Marketing Lead at Urban Company

The program helped me to clearly define my goals, find major holes in what I was doing, pulled them apart and helped me put them back together. 

Blaise McCann
Founder, Hear Us Roar

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the program for?

This program is for women who have an idea for a tech startup. The program covers all of the key steps required to test and launch your idea. You are ideally in the early stages of developing your business and you feel like you’re missing some key skills and knowledge to help you to get it to market. 

You also do not have to have prior experience in order to apply. 

Please note: The April and June program scholarship positions are for NSW residents only. 

How do I apply?

You can apply online with two simple steps. First register through our website. You will then be sent an email with the application form.

When do applications close?

Applications close at 5pm AEDT on the 20th of June. 

What is the application process?

Once we have received your initial application you will be notified if you have been shortlisted. If you are shortlisted you will be required to send in a 1 minute video introducing yourself, the problem you are solving, who your customer is and your solution/idea. The top 50 applicants will be selected for the program and will be notified via email and or phone. 

What is included in the 8 week program?

The program is an 8 week hybrid program. Week 1 will be conducted as a face-to face session out of Sydney Startup Hub and will be live streamed for our regional founders. Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be held virtually with 1.5 contact hours required each week.

You will have a facilitator and mentors to support and assist you with your questions and to implement your learnings. Our activities and exercises are specifically designed to improve your success rate, when it comes to building sustainable technology products and services.

The online modules have been created by industry experts in startups, UX design, software development, product strategy and investment. We’ll provide you with templates, resources, and activities to help you develop your idea, tech product or service.

What are the scholarships?

If your application is successful you will be offered one of two scholarships:

  1. Full scholarship
  2. Part scholarship which 65% of your program fee is covered and you pay the remaining $600+ GST
How do you choose the participants?

We will spend time to review each application before deciding on the final participants to ensure those selected will benefit the most out of the program. 

Places are limited so if your application is not successful for this round we will encourage you to reapply for the next program. We want to see you succeed so will also refer you to other programs and communities that can support your stage of business.

See below to find answers to more of our commonly asked questions.

If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact [email protected]

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2021 Tech Ready Women Female Founder Startup Program

Thanks for your interest in the Tech Ready Women program. Applications for the July cohort closed on June 20.

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