Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Venture Catalyst is a new initiative developed by the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the South Australian Government, assisting students to translate ideas into business opportunities and generating economic growth for South Australia.
With $150,000 committed by the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy (DMITRE) and the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology (DFEEST) Venture Catalyst is open to current students and recent UniSA graduates.
Venture Catalyst will provide a maximum amount of $50,000 seed funding to student ventures selected by an independent external panel of successful entrepreneurs to further develop a product, service or process and take it to market.
Successful students will also be eligible for further mentoring support and accommodation for the venture and mentors can be provided by the university or nominated by applicants (subject to approval).
Refer to the Application Guidelines for further information on applying.
Contact Dr Monica Kerr for questions regarding your application and to have your application endorsed by UniSA.
Applications will be shortlisted and teams with the most promising start up ideas will be invited to present at Pitch Day.
To be eligible for seed funding, applicants must:
|Applications close||Monday 25 August 2014|
|Pitch day for Finalists||Thursday 18 September 2014|
|Sucessful applicants notified||Thursday 9 October 2014|
This is a great opportunity for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and make an impact in South Australia through new commercial ventures.