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The 4 week program for women aspiring to build early-stage tech startups.

Announcing Galileo’s Jupiter Program:  a program for all women who aspire to build and lead and early-stage tech startups as founders, builders or operators.

The Jupiter program is tailored to allow women who are looking to build an early-stage tech company to harness their existing strengths, provide insights into the startup landscape, connect you with the tech world, and foster collaboration with other exceptional women in tech.

In Jupiter you will...

Collaborate in a Peer-Learning Community

Dive into the 0-1 phase of building an early-stage business, learn the art of fundraising, and refine executive skills within a supportive peer-2-peer group learning environment. Be both an inspiration and inspired!

Harness Real-World Wisdom

Hear from trailblazing women in tech who lead tech companies and product teams. Including executive coaching workshops to become an effective executive 🧳. Discover what it takes to soar as an industry leader.

Tap into Expertise

Gain insights from subject matter experts in technical briefings on topics such as Space tech, product analytics, and the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Key Dates and Info

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Skill Level: Introductory course, no prior startup experience needed
  • Location: Remote (Virtual) on AEST with local in-person community events.  Open to women to all Women in Australia and beyond
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday July 14th, 2024
  • Program Start Date: Tuesday July 16th, 2024
  • Program End Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2024
  • Cost: $450 AUD | Students: $200

📚 Format

The program will be delivered remotely with sessions scheduled outside of standard business hours every Tuesday early evening and Friday lunchtime.

Each week, 4 hours of sessions is scheduled, totalling 16 hours over 4 weeks.

The program includes:‍

  • Topic Workshops: Every Tuesday from 5-8 pm (3 hours.)
  • 2x Guest Speakers: Friday Lunchtime 12:30-1:30 pm (1 hour) with recorded session
  • Peer-to-peer group learning and discussion
  • 1:1 Coaching from your industry facilitator
  • An inclusive women founder community
  • Invitations to exclusive Galileo community events

👩🏽‍💻Who is this for?

The Galileo Jupiter Program is an introductory course for women who are:

  • Current or future founders and CEOs of technology startups
  • Current or future operators looking to lead teams within startups
  • Current or future product builders using technology to solve big problems
  • Women-led startups raising early-stage capital (pre-Series A)
  • Interested in learning about tech entrepreneurship and what it is all about
The untapped potential of women in STEM as leaders in tech startups is undeniable.

The Jupiter program aims to address the gender gap in startup leadership and cultivate more role models for future STEM Women.

Tell me more:
frequently asked questions.

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team.
What are the Galileo investment terms?

We invest on flexible terms. Our typical investment offer is to lead your pre-seed or seed round with a A$240,000 up to $500,000 investment for approximately 8-12% equity stake in your company. Post-investment we charge a refundable one-off program membership fee of $40,000+GST. This funds our round legal costs, founder support operations and founder conferences (and holds our support accountable to you!).

Typically this equates to a A$2-4 million post-money valuation, but we are flexible on valuation. See our guide to raising your seed round for more information on how to approach your valuation. We wire you the money as soon as diligence is completed and we execute final docs. We prefer an equity investment but can invest with a convertible note or SAFE.

What stage does my company have to be at to receive investment?

Ideally, 'post-idea/concept' with early results in your user or customer traction. Read our 'too early' blog post for more. Startups should have an early product in market (ie a minimum viable product) as the focus of the program is go-to-market strategy. 

We aim to invest before many VCs would be comfortable. We do this because we can provide tailored support through our founder support program.

Regardless, we are always happy to hear from you at any stage of your startup. It might not be a fit right now, but we will happily let you know if that’s the case and help where we can.

Do you invest in US or non-AU companies?

Yes we can invest in non-AU companies but we invest mostly in Australian companies. Our investment mandate requires us to mostly invest in Aussie tech companies, but it does not matter which state or city you are in.

Does my company have to pay for Galileo membership?

Yes. Membership fee is one-off and covers round legal costs, membership program resourcing, events and benefits. It is refundable if you don't think you have received value.

Do we have to relocate to Melbourne or Sydney to receive investment? 

No. There are no relocation requirements.

Do you lead the next round?

No. Galileo will help you raise your next round and help you access a large follow-on investor network.

Galileo primarily invests your first round and will follow on our investment in future rounds. Our goal is to help you directly at the early stage, and then connect you to outside investors who can support you as you reach the next stage of growth.

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