Something special happens every March on the weekends at UNSW.
30 students and alumni, who have been selected through a competitive application process spend their full weekends (and any time they have in between), forming new teams, identifying “problems that matter” and working through a lean startup based process with mentors to actually launch their startup within a month.
An iteration on the popular and successful UNSW Startup Games program, Startup Launch is far from a game. It might be fun but it is a serious program designed to launch new startups. Each year several participants drop out during the course of the program due to the commitment and effort required.
Some of the teams that have formed this year include a fintech startup that has found a smarter way to exchange currency, a remote key exchange solution that compliments big sharing economy players like Airbnb and a medtech team that delivers point-of-care pathogen detection. The program is run by the UNSW Innovations Student Entrepreneur Development team and feeds into their larger incubation and support services that operate all year round.
Participants have come from all walks of life including PhD’s, MBA’s, alumni with industry experience and undergrads from across all faculties of UNSW.
Tickets are about 75% sold out at time of publishing this article – get in quick to get your seat and if you haven’t already come and check out the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre where it is being held!