International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, strengthens its commitment to support economic impact while developing the future generation of entrepreneurs as it partners with The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to deliver the inaugural UTS Startups Summit.
Highlighting the strength of the venue’s ongoing partnership with UTS – Australia’s highest-performing university in Australia under 50 years old*, the UTS Startups Summit is set to attract 2,500 year 9 and 10 high school students to be inspired by successful entrepreneurs who are working to solve global issues, facilitating trade and investment and generating economic impact throughout Sydney and nationwide.
To be opened by the New South Wales Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, The Hon. Anoulack Chanthivong, the event will present a spectacular line up of inspirational speakers including accomplished young entrepreneurs including Angelique Wan who is the co-founder and CEO of Consent Labs, a youth-led not-for-profit she established when she was 19 years old and the founder of Craft Club, Australia’s fastest growing craft ecommerce platform – Nakisah Williams and others who will share stories of courage, innovation and leadership.
Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology Anoulack Chanthivong said the UTS Startups Summit will drive critical trade and investment opportunities for NSW by creating more pathways for students into entrepreneurship.
“This Summit will allow students in years nine and ten from across the state to build connections and be inspired by young entrepreneurs who are already on their startup journey.
“This is a chance for young people to better understand the benefits of entrepreneurship on the wider economy as they consider the career pathways ahead of them,” Mr Chanthivong said.
UTS Startups Summit convenor and Director of Entrepreneurship at UTS, Murray Hurps said he’s committed to helping the next generation to see what they can be to be better prepared for the challenging and opportunity-filled world they’re entering.
“The future is here, but it’s not distributed fairly. Technology is providing individuals with the opportunity to create and distribute solutions to the world, and more young Australians need to see and understand realistic role models in this space that they can follow.