Startup Expo

UNSW COMPUTING is committed to supporting the development of ideas generated in the school’s research laboratories into commercially viable products, services or ventures and supporting the aspirations of those individuals that wish to explore the commercial viability of ideas.

The main focus of the Expo is to connect the Tech Startup community with our university students and staff, as well as to let Startup people liaise with other Startup people. This may help:

  1. find potential staff 
  2. find potential customers
  3. find potential collaboration
  4. your networking with other startups

The evening will start with each company presenting a three minute spiel about their company, after which they will be invited to mingle with the audience over some drinks.

The audience will be staff and students of UNSW COMPUTING (The School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Australia) and other Startup people!

Any Australian Tech Startup Venture is welcome to participate.

Email Brad Hall to:
- enquire about sponsoring the next expo
- be added to the email group for updates
- pitch at the next expo.

Start-Ups Graph

UNSW Ahead on StartUps

UNSW leads Australian universities in the number of graduates who have founded technology start-ups in the last 15 years, a new US-based analysis reveals.

CrunchBase, a leading US authority on technology start-ups, this week published an analysis ranking the top American universities based on the number of graduates who have founded or co-founded tech companies. The analysis looked at 6,150 entrepreneurs from 4,885 companies, and only included people who had their higher-education information listed.

Running the analysis on the same data for Australian universities shows UNSW leads the Australian field with 16 founders or co-founders – the majority of which are computing and electrical engineering graduates. UTS had the second most with seven, and five other Australian universities had six graduates listed.

“For most of our students, the world of entrepreneurship is very much in reach and an option we really try to encourage and foster,” says Associate Professor Maurice Pagnucco, Head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

“It’s one of the most exciting things about computing,” he says. “If you have the skills and the passion, all you really need is an Internet connection and a creative idea.”

“We’re really proud of the network of UNSW alumni who have pursued their business dreams, and they continue to inspire and mentor our current students.”

UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering started an incubator program in 2011, which provides rent-free space for six months to student start-ups.

The University’s commercialisation company, NewSouth Innovations, has also kick-started a student enterprise division designed to help start-ups and student innovators.

CrunchBase is a free database of technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors, which is powered by an online community of readers.

Media Contact: Myles Gough, UNSW Media Office, 02 9385 1933, myles.gough@unsw.edu.au