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HEX Academy
About HEX Academy

HEX Academy is a digital experience that equips students with the skills, the tools, the mindset, and the network to become tomorrow’s innovation leaders, today. Hyper-relevant and industry aligned, with strong emphasis on mentorship and community, HEX Academy is how students explore personal values and leadership, build their networks, gain industry-specific skills and credentials, and future-proof their lives.

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Amplify Your Potential

HEX is an award-winning edtech company delivering internationally recognized innovation and entrepreneurship programs to the next generation of talent. Its digital programs equip you for success in life and business, providing a safe space for changemakers to explore non-traditional career pathways and develop future-ready skills in a rapidly changing world.

  • You’re in control. HEX is designed to fit into the busy student’s life. You have the option to log in whenever you do your best work—whether that’s 3 a.m. or at 3 p.m.—and there are never any exams or assessments.
  • Go at your own pace. Get the best of both worlds with a flexible learning model. Engage with content on your own time while taking advantage of monthly community events and collaboration with a global cohort.
  • Live network events.Talk with mentors, join social activities, browse job opportunities, and build connections with the HEX community, startup founders, investors, and other industry legends.

Virtual Courses to Fit Your Schedule

Learn anywhere, anytime. Join thousands of students who have loved HEX Academy’s engaging, go-at-your-own-pace courses that meet you where you are. You’ll unlock exclusive content that covers only the most up-to-date topics, seamlessly supplements traditional learning, and transfers across countless career disciplines.

Course Framework:
  • Choose your Core Unit: Innovation, You, Tech, Money, or Future.
  • Each Unit contains approximately 45 hours of curriculum and content.
  • Access the HEX platform for three months.
  • Accredited through the University of Sydney.

Dates & Tuition

Innovation, You, Tech, Money, or Future | $395 Per Unit

Begin your courses on the first Monday of each quarter (April, July, October, and January) and complete them at your own pace within three months.

Course Details

Whether your sights are set on becoming a startup founder, social activist, or corporate innovator, HEX’s Core Units give you the skills and the space to explore who you are and what you bring to the table.

Uncover your next big idea and build a solid foundation for bringing a startup idea to life. Go through the design-thinking process and get the lowdown on market validation, product design, and UX, UI, and Figma.
Learn the tools to build the future you want to live in. You’ll gain in-demand industry credentials (including Atlassian Certifications), practice low- or no-code tools, and use popular workplace software like Trello, Slack, and Notion.
Dive deep into understanding who you are, what you do, why you do it, and how to share it. Develop your personal values, unleash your leadership style, and upskill in public speaking, team formation, network building, and career mapping.
Investigate different business models and social enterprises, exploring how cash flows worldwide and assessing the economic impact of diversity and inclusion. Learn to manage your own money and how you fit into global trends.
Look beyond pop culture today to imagine the possibilities for tomorrow. Get inspired with futurist thinking, explore the ethics of technology, and conceptualize how tech can positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Join the HEX Community

HEX is changing the face of the exponential world with dozens of well-versed leaders, social influencers, innovators, educators, and policymakers who serve as mentors. Everyone's journey is unique, so instead of pushing you towards a job title or scorecard, mentors are here to help you achieve your version of success. Enjoy access to a community of:

  • 5,000+ Alumni Around the World
  • 100+ Industry Mentors
  • 50+ Global Industry Connections

Surround yourself with those who understand what you are going through and support you. The HEXiverse encompasses in-person and online events, career resources, an extensive industry network, and exclusive connections to investors.

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VIR HEX Academy FAQs

  • Is HEX Academy for me?

    This program is perfect for high-school students looking for an alternative to a full degree or a bridge to their next adventure. Should you continue your academic journey at university, you’ll find yourself better prepared for the hybrid learning environment of many post-secondary programs.

    Curious to learn more? Check out these sneak peeks on HEX Academy units INNOVATION, MONEY and TECH!

    If you have any additional questions, please contact our Office of Admissions by phone at 844-219-7332.

  • Are there any system requirements?

    No. If you have an internet connection, you should be able to access the program from anywhere.