Genesis Australia

The Sydney Genesis Start Up Program is the longest running start up program at the University of Sydney. At Sydney Genesis, we believe that when business and technology start-ups work side by side with social entrepreneurs, a truly unique exchange of knowledge and inspiration flourishes. Our 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.

Sydney Genesis operates in the pursuit of four key objectives:

  1. To challenge and empowers our students to build businesses that are profitable, smart and have heart.
  2. To bridge theoretical learning in the classroom with real-world applicability to meet the challenges of industry, the government and the broader community.
  3. To extend and enhance the University's entrepreneurship teaching through all faculties and at all levels from undergraduate students to executive education;
  4. To provide practical networking opportunities and bridge the gap between students and entrepreneurial communities, both locally and abroad;


The program is developed through the year, holding different activities such as workshops, start up nights, mentoring sessions and the Final Pitch. For more information see our important dates page.

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

© Richard Seymour 2015