UNSW partners with Startup Daily to create more awareness around the university’s various startup initiatives

- October 19, 2015 3 MIN READ

Startup Daily and the University of New South Wales have signed a partnership that will see current students, alumni and startup companies involved with UNSW Innovations and FounderLab leverage the Startup Daily platform to create more awareness around the university’s various startup activities and initiatives.

As part of the partnership, UNSW will collaborate with Startup Daily on an ongoing basis, creating content for the publication, conducting research on the Australian startup ecosystem and running joint events that will give students access to learn from some the best minds across the globe.

“We are excited to be partnering with the university for our UNSW for Startup Daily initiative,” says Mathew Beeche, Founder of Startup Daily. “Partnering with one of Australia’s top tier institutions in the fields of engineering and computer science is a logical move for our organisation. We need more graduates as well as greater diversity in this field and Startup Daily is in a great position to assist UNSW in getting that message out to the masses.”

The partnership will be focused on the following:

  • Collaborative Content Creation
  • Research, Data and Analysis
  • Events and Education

From academic analyses and thought leadership articles to self-reflexive accounts of founding and growing tech businesses, students, alumni and key personnel from UNSW will contribute weekly original content to the Startup Daily platform.

Manager of the Student Entrepreneur Development (SED) services at UNSW Innovations, Joshua Flannery explains, “The partnership comes at the perfect time for UNSW and Startup Daily. As UNSW ramps up activity and initiatives in the startup ecosystem, we will be generating a lot of great content via our student and alumni entrepreneurs, our partners and as a unique service provider moving towards a more broad ‘University-As-A-Service’ model for startups.”

As part of the partnership, all UNSW students will also gain access to Startup Daily’s Insights Tool, which tracks the data of over 3,500 Australian startups. The tool will be launched in the upcoming months as an open source section on Startup Daily’s main website.

By using this tool and conducting bespoke research with UNSW, Startup Daily and the university will produce a number of key reports on particular segments of the local startup ecosystem, which will be made available for free for the benefit of the tech community. This will also help position Startup Daily and UNSW as leaders in their respective industries.

“UNSW is ambitious about producing world-class entrepreneurs and technology engineers. As a publication that lives and breathes startups, partnering with a university that’s so passionate about, and embedded in, the startup ecosystem makes sense. We have similar interests but different strengths, meaning we can leverage each other and make a real impact on Australia’s startup community,” says Tasnuva Bindi, Editor of Startup Daily.

“At Startup Daily, we encourage and nurture out-of-the-box thinking as it leads us into unexplored territory. Coupled with UNSW’s academic resources, we’ll be able to create unique reports that can be used internally by startups and externally for the benefit of the community. For instance, the reports can be used as a base for greater discussion with government, corporates, VCs and other startup industry operators and stakeholders.”

UNSW has an outstanding record of achievement in engineering and entrepreneurial education, thanks to its dedication to providing students with an education that matches their interests with career opportunities in the technology industry.

“The great thing about UNSW is that it understands there is a difference between theoretical and practical knowledge. Feeding students theory doesn’t adequately prepare them for the real world of business. This is why initiatives like FounderLab and facilities like UNSW Innovations SED is so important. It encourages students to go and start businesses, complementing their theoretical knowledge with practical experience. And the university supports them in the process by providing students access to resources and mentors,” says Bindi.