UTS Startup Internships aims to facilitate mutually beneficial internships between students and startups. The program has two pathways - Intern with a Startup and Build a Startup for Credit. Powered by the UTS Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit.
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If you have any questions about the Startup Internships program please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join our mailing list for program updates and further internship opportunities:
Students will be matched with a startup based in one of the following communities. These communities are made up of startups developing their business out of a co-working space, usually surrounded by other startups.
Fishburners is a not-for-profit dedicated to creating highly scalable Australian tech startups, through inspiration, collection and connection to support. Since its inception in 2011, Fishburners has become Australia’s largest community of highly scalable tech startups, Australia’s largest host of startup-focused events, Australia’s largest funnel for new startups, and the largest non-profit in Australia dedicated to supporting startups.
Cicada Innovations is Australia’s home of deep tech startups. They partner with visionary technical founders to provide them with business support from ideation all the way through to scale up phase, leveraging the talent and capabilities of our shareholder universities. To put it simply, they support carefully selected deep tech founders to achieve their business goals faster and smarter. Cicada Innovations' community of over 70 startups from across all industry verticals (medtech, agrifood tech, big data, AI and more) reside campus style in their incubator.
EnergyLab is Australia's leading platform for clean energy innovation. They run a national acceleration program that provides participants with $50,000 in seed capital, mentoring from industry leaders, legal and accounting advice, business masterclasses, 12 months free rent in a coworking space, and other support. EnergyLab also offers a number of other programs to help people come up with clean energy startup ideas, find co-founders, and grow their business.
Haymarket HQ is a growing startup community of like-minded entrepreneurs with global ambitions. Situated in bustling Dixon St, Chinatown and close to transport, food and the CBD. It's home to Asia-focused Australian startups and also global startups who are expanding into Australian markets, so it's an exciting place to see entrepreneurship at a global scale.
UTS Startups has been created to engage, inspire and connect startups across the University of Technology Sydney. It is a founder-focused community, allowing students to see the opportunity in startups and begin their journey when it's right for them. It’s about creating the environment where UTS Startups are exposed to what they need to progress, both inside and outside the university. This community is one of the places that students can get matched through the intern with a startup community or where students will be placed if they apply to the build a startup pathway.
SheStarts is an accelerator program supporting women entrepreneurs to build big tech ideas. The program involves expertise and mentoring for startups in any stage, from idea to launch phase, training, access to global networks and brand partnerships. The "Future Female Founders" stream internships will be working with SheStarts founders based at BlueChilli, Sydney.
BlueChilli is a global company focused on empowering entrepreneurs to do awesome things. They are working directly with Stockland to help entrepreneurs design and build their pilot products. They also support startups with exposure to VC investment and mentorship from full-time entrepreneurs in residence.
Startup Internships Playbook
Are you a startup or Community Manager looking to work with us? We designed a resource to help Community Managers, Startups and other stakeholders walk through the process of a successful internship, step by step. This playbook covers working with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at UTS, preparing for, commencing and managing an internship, in-depth and with handy checklists, guides, case studies and more.