Sydney Genesis is the University of Sydney cross-faculty start-up incubator program.
We started in 2008 and since then we have supported more than 700 USYD students and alumni to start their business ideas. Each semester more than 100 student enrol in the program, getting access to weekly workshops, one to one mentorship with outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders and pitching opportunities.
The seven finalist teams present their ideas before a judging panel that awards the winners with cash and in-kind prizes. In 2014 we expanded to South East Asia running the program simultaneously in three countries: Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar. By the end of 2016 we hope to be established in six countries, leading the way of university entrepreneurship
Sydney Genesis operates in the pursuit of four key objectives:
- To challenge and empowers our students to build businesses that are profitable, smart and have heart.
- To bridge theoretical learning in the classroom with real-world applicability to meet the challenges of industry, the government and the broader community.
- To extend and enhance the University’s entrepreneurship teaching through all faculties and at all levels from undergraduate students to executive education;
- To provide practical networking opportunities and bridge the gap between students and entrepreneurial communities, both locally and abroad.