Entrepreneurial opportunity for local students

Media release | 24 January 2018

Local TAFE NSW and university students are invited to take up an opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills at the NSW Government-backed Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE).

Applications for “The Navigator” – SSE’s unit of study - are open until 4 February and local students may be eligible for scholarships to help with Sydney travel and accommodation costs.

SSE brings together NSW’s 11 universities and TAFE NSW in a unique partnership to help develop NSW’s future entrepreneur and businesses.

The not-for-profit SSE provides training and mentoring for students wanting to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and skills to establish innovative businesses into the future.

The Navigator has been designed to help university and TAFE NSW students learn how they can interact with their local and the broader startup ecosystem.

The 10 week unit involves online learning as well as two immersive intensives at the SSE campus in Sydney from 16-18 March and 2-4 May.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship CEO Nick Kaye said: “We develop the entrepreneurial mindset and skills for our student entrepreneurs to thrive in workplaces of the future.

“Students who participate in the Navigator course will be connected with peers, industry experts, policy makers, entrepreneurs and mentors.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business John Barilaro said the SSE was founded following a $25 million cornerstone investment by the NSW Government.

“SSE will help a new generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and doers to thrive. It’s a key part of our efforts to create a dynamic start-up environment in NSW,” he said.

Students can apply online or be nominated by their university or TAFE NSW at sse.edu.au. Applications close on 4 February 2018.

Students talking at SSE's Navigator course 2017