Accelerating Career & Startup Growth

We’re catalysing Innovation & Entrepreneurship through Talent Development & Deployment- Entrepreneurship Programs &  Startup Internships and Venture Builder Community.


Applications to Illume Internships & Programs are on Rolling Basis. Secure your Spot Now!

Our Internships & Programs

Startup Internships

Experience what it is like to work in fast-paced, innovative startups while accelerating your career!

VC Fellowship

Experience what it is like to work in a venture capital or to build investible startups.

Deep-tech Fellowship

Experience what it is like to work/ build startups with engineering or scientific backgrounds.

Founder Fellowship

For founders and aspiring founders to connect, learn and kickstart, grow their startup

Customised Programs

Interested to launch programs for your community? Contact us

Our Community

Talent: Students, Graduates & Professionals

Break the ‘No Experience No Job Cycle’

  • Startup Internships & Real-World experience in your field
  • Learn from industry professionals, founders and investors and VCs
  • Grow your professional network; access job & mentorship opportunities with Illume’s Venture Builder Community 
Startups & Innovative Companies

Fuel your startup growth with talent and founder development programs

  • Vetted startup talent for skillset, mindset and founder/company fit
  • Host interns across universities, faculties and backgrounds without legal and admin hassles
  • Structured program and mentorship to support your talent

Founder Support Programs

Founder Fellowship

Tailored programs for early-stage founders to unlock funding and startup growth.

Venture Builder Community:

Access 100s of vetted talent and founders for short-term or long term engagements.

Universities and Innovation Hubs

Build entrepreneurial capability and mindset for your community.

  • Entrepreneurial Capability building for students, researchers and graduates
  • Startup internship, personalised career coaching and industry mentorship for students
  • Support for research Commercialisation through Venture Builders Community and industry network

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 founders to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and employability skills, and transition into the workforce or create/grow their ventures faster than they normally would.

We bring startup ‘know-hows’, network and industry professionals to accelerate careers and startup growth.


Our Impact

150+ Fellows Placed
100+ Startups Powered
700+ entrepreneurial Community

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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