Sydney Genesis StartUp Program




Welcome to Sydney Genesis

Sydney Genesis is the University of Sydney’s longest running cross-faculty start-up program, housed within the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Business School.

Part academic and part practitioner led, Genesis is a place where students, alumni and staff can bring their business idea and develop it into a launchable venture. Since 2008, we have supported more than 1,000 USyd entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life.

Each semester, the top 25 startups from the applications pool gain access to our semester long program of specialist interactive workshops, pitching and networking opportunities and one on one mentoring with outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders. Eight finalist teams present their ideas in a booth-pitching style showcase event, where appointed judges award the winning teams with over $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

Key focuses

Women in entrepreneurship

Scalability in Asia

Social enterprises


Getting involved

For more information about how to enter the Sydney Genesis Program, visit the Program Criteria and Application Process pages.

To get involved in mentoring or other ways, visit our Get Involved page.

For more information, please feel free to reach out to us at: sydney.genesis@sydney.edu.au.