Being an entrepreneur means deciding what problem you want to solve, instead of being told.
Do you have something you want to solve?
UTS Startups is a program designed to inspire UTS students to become entrepreneurs, and to support startups launched by UTS students.
Join our list to hear about upcoming events, stories about our startups, and opportunities to be inspired.
Ready to launch your startup, or already running?
We accept applications from the idea stage onwards, and are looking for ideas that are addressing a large market (something that is meaningful when it succeeds) and which are using technology to address the market quickly. All companies are great, but we use this entrance criteria to make sure the effort you put into launching a company will be worthwhile.
We also require that one of the founding members of your team has been a UTS student in the last 12 months. Once accepted, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
- Free coworking space (on a casual basis, subject to space).
- Regular check-ins with the UTS Startups team to track progress, identify needs, set goals and provide introductions to support and opportunities (including mentors, funding sources, potential customers and opportunities to find co-founders).
- Access to offers from UTS Startups partners.
- Participation in regular pitch nights.
- Connection to industry events.
- Community building activities.
- Inspirational talks and workshops.
- Access to the UTS Startups online forum.
- Eligibility to enter the inaugural UTS Startups Awards, which will have cash prizes on offer.
- Profile building through UTS Startups channels.
- A mailing address startups can use.
- UTS Startups merchandise.
UTS Startups stories
Wondering how these founders got their start? Check out our latest UTS Startups stories:
Inspirational events around UTS
Want to support UTS Startups?
Click here to register your interest in being connected to UTS Startups. Connections will be made during team check-ins, and when a challenge has been identified that you might be able to help with. Over time, repeat connections will be prioritised based on recommendations from our community.
More on UTS Startups
Led by UTS Director of Entrepreneurship and former Fishburners/Startup Muster CEO Murray Hurps, UTS Startups has been created to engage, inspire and connect startups across UTS. The goal is to exponentially increase the number of student-launched scalable startups at UTS, providing support for every student who wants to launch a venture, and for UTS to become the leading Australian university in the creation of those startups.
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 not about prescribing a path or formula, but instead creating the environment where UTS Startups are exposed to what they need to progress, both inside and outside the university.
Contacts and resources
Got a question, idea or request? Or need a venue for your hackathon, startup-focused meetup or roundtable event? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org .