The Founders For Founders mentors include Chris Saad, the Brisbane-born founder of several software design start-ups who most recently spent two years running Uber's platform for third-party developers.
Mr Saad there was no substitute for budding founders interacting with experienced founders.
"When I arrived in San Francisco in 2007, after years starting things in Australia with really no ecosystem to speak of, it felt like coming home," he said.
"Suddenly you're talking to founders everywhere, overhearing them, and your brain gets rewired. You recalibrate your expectations around scale, quality and hustle. It raises the bar of what you are striving for."
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