Startupbootcamp FinTech Melbourne

We work with the world’s leading Startups, Scaleups and Corporates on Australia’s Premier Financial Health and Wellbeing Program

Are you a high-potential and ambitious early-stage FinTech startup? Are you seeking to consolidate your business in the Asia-Pacific? Startupbootcamp FinTech Melbourne is for you.

Our intensive 3-month program provides 10 selected FinTech startups from around the world with hands-on mentorship from over 400+ industry experts, office space in the heart of Melbourne, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners from across the FinTech industry.

You’ll work with a group of amazing partners that support our program including NAB, Bupa, Deloitte, Capgemini, DiUS, KHQ Lawyers, YBF VenturesPitcher Partners, and global partners AWS and Cisco. Our aim is to have you work on live PoCs and pilots as a part of the 3 month program so you’re ready to scale post.

Key Focus Areas



  • Dec 21

    Applications open

  • Apr 02

    Applications close

  • May 07 - 08

    Selection Days

  • Jun 03

    Program begins

  • Aug 29

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from lean methodology, growth hacking to fundraising.

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers.

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

Tailored Mentorship

Over 100 carefully selected mentors from FinTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program.

Living Expenses

$25,000 AUD in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program.

Perks & Discounts

More than $500,000 AUD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, Cisco, F6S and others.

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions.

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading FinTech conferences and events.

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world.

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees.

Local Program, Global Network

The program is delivered by Startupbootcamp Australia, in Melbourne. CEO Trevor Townsend and Exec Program Director Richard Celm have extensive experience in running, investing in and assisting startups globally. Startupbootcamp Australia's 10 graduating 2018 Smart Energy startups worked on 15 pilots during the program and have raised a combined total of AU$60.7M. The program scored the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) of any SBC program last year. You'll work in Melbourne, but will join Startupbootcamp's Global FinTech Network that stretches globally across cities including Amsterdam, London, New York, Singapore, Mumbai, Mexico City, Cape Town, Dubai, and Cairo.


If you have any other questions, please get in touch at Please note that any information submitted in an application is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of our organisation.

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The Startupbootcamp FinTech Melbourne office is located at YBF Ventures. YBF have been at the centre of Australia’s technological innovation since 2011. The 3,100 square-metre building in Melbourne’s CBD is a specially-designed space of the future, where startups and scaleups can thrive, evolve, raise investment and prepare themselves for success in the global market. Startupbootcamp Australia is located at; Level 1, 520 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Startupbootcamp FinTech Melbourne Team

Trevor Townsend

Trevor Townsend

CEO at SBC Australia
Richard Celm

Richard Celm

Exec Program Director

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