Student Entrepreneurs inc. is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in Australian universities.
Founded in 2007, we have raised awareness of entrepreneurship to thousands of students, mentored hundreds of student start-ups, and hosted dozens of events developing the skills and abilities of young entrepreneurs.
We run a range of initiatives throughout the year, including, but not limited to:
International Day for Failure – The day where failure is actually celebrated instead of being looked down upon, as Albert Einstein once said “if you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new”. In a society where only success stories are acknowledged and shared to the public, how can we expect to get the most out of anything if we keep on hiding one of the most important pathways to success. Failure is the first step to success, and overcoming this failure will be the first and hardest stepping stone.
This is where the creation of International Day for Failure comes in. Started in Finland, 2010, the International day for Failure is one where failure is celebrated and rebuilt in a positive manner instead of being cast aside and looked down upon like it is in society nowadays. Our aim is to help educate and reassure those who have been through failure or are afraid of failure that it is not such a terrible thing and can in fact actually lead to success you would never have thought possible.
In 2012, we invited a panel of amazing guest speakers to speak about their experience and thoughts on failure. The panel includes: Alan Downie from Bugherd, Phillip Kingston from Kingston Development, Susan Barton from Lighthouse Foundation and Yann Burdern from Billcap.
Thinking about joining us for the celebration? Wait until this year’s 13th Octoberand watch this space!
Startup Hackathon – for the technically gifted, a challenge to create from scratch a web based business in under 48 hours.
Making Melbourne – a conference around the idea of ‘making melbourne a global entrepreneurial hub’. This 2 day event, held late March, brings together many of Melbourne’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs, and helps bridge the gap between these leaders, and the next generation of leaders coming through the ranks.
Entrepreneurs Week – a week of workshops, seminars, competitions, and events covering the varied and diverse aspects that entrepreneurship touches on.
Idea Pitch – a pitching competition were students present their entrepreneurial ideas in front of a panel of seasoned investors.
The Agents of Change entrepreneurship program – for the students looking to get their start-ups off the ground in the fastest possible way. We work with them over 3 months with mentorship, networking, and fortnightly workshops as a crash course in entrepreneurship.
We are actively looking to connect with companies and organisations committed to entrepreneurship and innovation. In our view, these are the people pulling the rest of the world into tomorrow. If your organisation has a proven track record of innovation and entrepreneurship we want to hear from you!
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org