A smart phone app that connects parents with babysitters; another that raises money for charity as you exercise, and CBD locker rooms for bicycle riders are all good ideas but would they make it in the real world?
An ability to apply academic theory in a “real-world” environment will be a key consideration when ten of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs gather on Friday 2 November, to judge the University of Sydney’s 2012 Genesis industry-oriented entrepreneurship competition.
Only 13 of the original 80 teams remain in the competition. The finalists are currently being mentored in the lead-up to Friday’s “pitch fest” by young entrepreneurs including Niki Scevak of Startmate, Tim Fung of Airtasker, Sebastian Robertson of Batyr, Deloitte’s Amy Meyer.
A competition highlight this year will be the Best Social Start-up, a new category for not-for-profit projects.
“While the University of Sydney Business School provides students with the fundamentals of entrepreneurial theory, Genesis gives them a risk-free real-world environment in which to practice their entrepreneurial skills,” says coordinator, Julia Di Kang. “Genesis is an innovative project that supports Australia’s entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”
Genesis “final pitch fest”
Date: Friday 2 November
Time: 3.30 PM
Venue: New Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Contact: Trevor Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Di Kang email@example.com