Fostering the Next Generation of Innovators & Entrepreneurs

We’re catalysing the future of innovation through Entrepreneurship Skill- building, Startup Placements and Advocacy.

Applications to Illume Programs are now open. Go to program Page to apply!

Our community

Students & Graduates and Professionals & Aspiring Founders

Interested in entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital and in innovative careers.

Startups & Innovative Companies

Interested in entrepreneurial talent and want to mentor the next generation of talents.

Educational Institutes

Interested in providing real-world entrepreneurial experience and be at the forefront of innovative learning.

Together, we’re bringing Industry, Academia and the Startup Community together for a World that is More Innovative, Entrepreneurial & Impactful.

Illume Experience

  • Real-world learning experience at a startup
  • Learn about startups, venture capital and innovative career pathways from industry professionals, founders and mentors
  • Be part of community of entrepreneurial students, graduates, professionals and founders
100+ Fellows Placed
80+ Startups Powered
700+ entrepreneurial Community

About Us​

Illume Foundation is a social enterprise talent accelerator connecting entrepreneurial and innovative talent to fuel innovation. Our programs focus on students, professionals and first-time founders to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and employability skills, and transition into the workforce or create their ventures faster than they normally would. We bring startup know-hows, connections and industry mentorship to provide a ‘real world’ experience to accelerate careers. Learn more

Fellows Testimonials

Aadesh Rana University of Melbourne, Australia / Masters in Infomation Technology

"As an international student, it is challenging to get your first role, I was fortunate to go through Illume Program and intern as a Developer for a startup, leading that into a full-time role. I credit my career in Australia to Illume."

Our Partners and Supporters

What Our Partners Say

" Illume introduced us to whole host of really employable applicants. Illume enabled us to offer summer internship program for the first time ever and offer one of our interns a full-time job immediately afterwards. What Illume provides is a game-changer for startups and students alike: both searching for each other, fruitlessly, until now!"

David Hallamore Founder, SCORKL

"Illume is creating an innovation pathway for university graduates by connecting and enabling them to contribute to Startup Gippsland's early founder programs. Illume is a valued partner as they fill an important startup innovation niche for regional Victoria."

Elena Kelareva​ Founder, GippsTech, Former Google​

"Illume understands the challenges of graduates and international students. The students had a brain to pick, an ear to listen and someone to guide them during their internship. They acquired new skills, gained new found confidence and a significant number of these students were successful in finding full-time work."​

Manorani Guy Founder & President, VicWise

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