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The Lab17 have the indispensable tools and knowledge to help you through some of your toughest early stage challenges.

What we can help you with:


  • Source your critical first hires

  • Build employer brand

  • Take your narrative to the talent market

  • Build your founding team

  • Consult on talent strategy 

  • Enable you to learn how to grow in the startup ecosystem


We’ll set you, and your team up to be industry ready 

Your first steps are going to be your hardest. You’re beginning to realise that you need a formal, structured system in place, and you need top talent to get the cogs turning. Hiring is not about replicating yourself - we can help you identify the roles that you need first and foremost, and hone in on the diversity, skillset and experience that you need for a successful and sustainable founding team.


We’ll form your employer brand

At this point in time, your employer brand = zero. However, this is prime time for us to define your founding story, and present your opportunities and your company’s vision to the talent market. It’s exciting times - let’s propel your growth story forward. 


We’ll be your support beacon 

For any new startup founder, the extensive challenges of the ecosystem can be overwhelming. Taking learnings from people who have been there and done that is a priceless resource.   


We’re going to be flexible 

One minute you’re hitting the pause button, and the next minute you're frantically smashing the play - hiring at this stage is sporadic. You need to flex with the level of demand, and we will flex with you. You may need one or two priority hires initially, you may need 5 or 6 down the track. Nothing is consistent at this stage of growth, which means we won’t tie you into any lengthy contracts, but you’ll never be out of sight, out of mind when you need to hit pause.