Why our Partners love working with us...

Supporting Graduates in Australia

"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 IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION DURING THEIR INTERNSHIPS. They acquired new skills, gained new found confidence and a significant number of these students were successful in finding full time work." Manorani Guy, Co-Founder & President, VicWise

Supporting Startups in Regional Victoria

"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, Startup Gippsland & GippsTech

Fuelling Startup Growth & Innovation

"Illume truly understands the startup environment and the unique challenges that founders face. Their unique model gives startups the visibility among the talents, attract the best and/or diverse talents. Talents that want and are trained to work in a startup. Their end to end support on hiring, onboarding and continued support makes hiring for startups- super easy, seamless and affordable!” Kaspar Karleep, Co-Founder, WePower

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What Our Fellows Say...

Shweta Singh

Shweta Singh

Master of Information Systems

“The program introduced me to several concepts such as value creation, innovation process, business model canvas, design thinking, social entrepreneurship, etc which helped me broaden my knowledge and understanding of the startup environment. This helped me secure a full-time role with a fast growing, innovative, global startup.”

Khairul Zaki

Khairul Zaki

Bachelor in Computer Science

"Contrary to my past internships, Illume fellowship helped me develop the ‘right mindset’ to work in a startup where I get to explore other areas and not just a specific role or a team. It was highly valuable for someone like me coming from a technical background with limited knowledge in entrepreneurship and professional domain. I got offered a job with the same startup."

Aadesh Rana

Aadesh Rana

Master of Information Technology

"Illume foundation helped me kickstart my professional career in Australia, with not only providing me an internship opportunity but guiding and mentoring me throughout the program.After completing the program, I was able to land a full-time position with the same company as a junior software developer."

Belle Shui

Belle Shui

Master of Marketing Communication

"One of the highlights of the program was the internship. Interning at a start-up has been a great learning experience. Gaining first-hand experience and insights into the inner workings of a fast-paced working environment. And it definitely provided ample opportunities for me to complete new tasks and put theories into practice.”

Yesha Patel

Yesha Patel

Master of Entrepreneurship

“My experience in the program has been interesting, insightful and very exciting.
I managed to land a role in a company I had been following for some time and was in an industry I was interested in. Our weekly sessions with the guest speakers allowed me to make the most out of the inspirational speakers and steer conversations to areas I am keen to learn more about.”

Abhijit Bhaumik

Abhijit Bhaumik

Master of Information Systems

“Under the guidance of our mentors, not only did we get to learn new things about topics (which we previously had a very high level or no knowledge about), but we also got an opportunity to communicate and express our ideas and insights. The biggest highlight was the fact that I got to make new friends, interact with various mentors, and broaden my network.”

James Chen

James Chen

Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Economics and Finance

"What stood out the most for me was that the mentors and speakers shared common passion towards entrepreneurship, innovation and impact and were willing to genuinely share their life/startup experience and career tips with fellows. This not only helped me to hone new skills but also empowered me to become more entrepreneurial-minded and creative."

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