Firemark Labs Australia launches University Student Innovation competition

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Written by Anthony Smith
Incubator Labs Australia

We’re launching Firemark Labs Australia’s inaugural university student innovation competition. This will be an one-month challenge over the summer holidays for teams of students to design a solution that addresses the emerging needs of young people.

The competition gives team of students a set of themes central to the work we do here at Firemark Labs Australia. They will then be able to create their own idea that fits into one of these themes. Throughout the process, students will work in our incubator and have access to its resources across a range of startups and supporting staff, who are here to mentor and discuss your ideas. It’s an opportunity to learn the methodology we use to convert a market opportunity into a viable product.

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The program will culminate in each team pitching their idea to our internal board. Successful teams will then have the opportunity to gain further work experience in our incubator and explore their idea in partnership with us.

“Bringing the outside in” by forming strong external partnerships is key to our strategy here at Firemark. Universities and their students are prime examples of such partnerships.

Entrepreneurship and innovation studies are a growing trends across Australian universities. We believe that there should be more done to provide the bridge between these studies and industry players that will eventually recruit these students. To that end, this program aims to appeal to those students looking for summer internships that deliver genuine real world experience.

 

So let’s do this!

 

We are calling all budding student entrepreneurs!

When: January 8th – February 2nd 2018

Where: Firemark Labs, 388 George St, Sydney

Students should expect this to be a full-time commitment, although most of your time will be managed at your team’s discretion.

Applications are now open! If you are a currently enrolled in university and are a student with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, you can apply at: https://firemarkstudents.typeform.com/to/wH9EnF

Spots are limited, so take this opportunity and don’t delay!

For any questions or further information, please email Anthony at Anthony.G.Smith@iag.com.au.

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