Sydney Genesis StartUp Program




About Sydney Genesis

Sydney Genesis is the longest running entrepreneurship program at the University of Sydney. We believe that when business and technology start-ups and social entrepreneurs work side by side, a truly unique exchange of knowledge and inspiration flourishes.

The Sydney Genesis program is open to students and alumni from any background who are passionate about their ideas in business, technology or social entrepreneurship. We are dedicated to helping them bring their ideas to life through workshops, mentoring, networking, funding and prizes.

Attend our Kick-Off Night on the 4th August for more information and help building a team, then be sure to submit your application before the 14th August!


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Sydney Genesis operates in the pursuit of four key objectives:

  1. To extend and enhance the University's entrepreneurship teaching at all levels from undergraduate students to executive education;
  2. To assist research into entrepreneurial learning to inform teaching programs and meet the challenges of industry, the government and the broader community;
  3. To provide practical networking opportunities and bridge the gap between students and entrepreneurial communities, both locally and abroad;
  4. To support and develop promising new ventures and world-changing ideas.

We hold the program twice per year, with up to 10 teams pitching at the Final Pitch. Finalist teams compete for a range of cash prizes and in-kind support from top intellectual property and consulting firms to kick-start their ideas! For more information see our Categories and Prizes page.

To join us as a mentor, judge, financial donor, or to suggest a new method of supporting Sydney Genesis, please contact us at sydney.genesis@sydney.edu.au.