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Accelerate your startup's growth
The Genesis program exists to support the most promising startups through mentoring from experts, assistance with media exposure and a final award of $25,000.
Since launching in 2008, Genesis has supported more than 1,000 University of Sydney alumni, students and staff to accelerate their commercial and social enterprises. At the beginning of 2020, there were around 200 startups actively engaged in the Genesis program.
Each semester, we accept the best startups from across the university community. Successful startup teams gain one-on-one access to industry mentors and advisors, a database of entrepreneurship resources, networking events and media exposure.
The Genesis program culminates in the Finale, where finalist teams present their progress for the chance to receive $25,000 equity-free funding and a range of bespoke coaching and support opportunities.
Why should you apply?
1 - Gain valuable exposure and media support
2 - A chance to receive $25,000 equity-free funding
3 - Unrestricted access to a wide network of experienced mentors
4 - Make use of the University's employment and entrepreneurship resources
5 - Attend masterclasses, coaching sessions and alumni events