Sydney Genesis Entrepreneurship Challenge
Launched in 2008, Sydney Genesis is the longest running entrepreneurship program at the University of Sydney. We help you bring your ideas to life with workshops, mentoring, networking and $10,000 in prizes! And because we are funded by the university and external sponsors - you don't have to give up any equity!
So what's the catch? You have to be passionate about your idea, believe that you are the person to bring it to life and be ready to work hard to make it a reality!
At Sydney Genesis, we are not just an incubator of business and technological ideas but we are passionate about social entrepreneurship. When business/technology startups share the same air as social entrepreneurs, a truly unique exchange of knowledge and inspiration flourishes. And that is why we support both business or technology startups as well as social enterprises!
This year we have received an overwhelming 80 team registrations which we have shortlisted to the top 35. The teams are provided with workshops, mentoring and networking to build their startups over 8 weeks before pitching in front of our panel of judges!
In 2012, there are two categories - Sydney Genesis 2012 Best Business/Technology Startup and the Sydney Genesis 2012 Best Social Startup. The winner of each category wins funding of $3,000 Cash (0% equity taken) + in kind support including 3 months full time co-working space and 12 months full service Saasu license. All finalist teams will win 1 month full time co-working space and 12 months full service Saasu license. The Most Popular Startup will win 3 months residency at Fishburners or Vibewire. And the Best Tweets walks away with a collection of the 20 Must-Have Books for Startups!