UNSW is the start-up capital of Australian universities. We have produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other university in the country. And with close to 200 student start-ups currently on the books, the next generation of innovators is busy developing their new ideas.
- Largest number of millionaire alumni of any university in Australia [Spear's WealthInsight, 2014]
- UNSW has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university [analysis of research by CrunchBase, 2013]
- More of Australia's top ASX200 company CEOs studied at UNSW than at any other university [Leading Company, 2012]
- Our undergraduates and postgraduates earn the highest median starting salary and have the highest employment rate of any university in NSW [Australian Graduate Survey, 2013]
NewSouth Innovations, UNSW’s commercialisation company, runs the Student Entrepreneur Develop program. More than 10 of its student start-ups have already been registered as companies. NSi also hosts the UNSW Start-Up Games each year in March while the Australian School of Business runs the Peter Farrell Cup.
You can book a spot in the School of Computer Science and Engineering’s Venture Space to get your idea off the ground, or join one of the many student clubs, such as EntSoc, Create or the AGSM ICE Club. And, of course, there are formal UNSW courses in innovation, business development, and entrepreneurship. Check out the UNSW Handbook.