Sydney Innovation Program

University of Sydney students are invited to participate in our first innovation program for emerging entrepreneurs and innovators


14 September 2017 - 15 September 2017




Student event



Open to all University of Sydney students, this two-day innovation program was a unique opportunity to meet and learn from leading innovators at tech startups in Sydney.


Thursday, 14 September
2.30-4.30 pm

Afternoon tea followed by a pre-tour lecture presented by USSC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director Claire McFarland.

Friday, 15 September

Visit Tank Stream Labs, Australia’s leading breeding ground for technology entrepreneurs, thought leaders and early adopters.

Visit Stone & Chalk, an independent, not-for-profit Fintech hub that fosters and accelerates the development of world-leading Fintech start-ups.

Visit to the US Consulate in Sydney. Consul General Valerie Fowler and other consular officials spoke about why the United States is the world leader in innovation. Students had the opportunity to network with Consulate staff during afternoon tea.


  • Claire McFarland
    Claire McFarland

    Claire McFarland was previously the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director at the United States Studies Centre.

  • James Alexander
    James Alexander
    Founder and Program Manager at INCUBATE

    James Alexander is the Founder and Program Manager at INCUBATE, Australia’s multi-award winning and largest student startup startup accelerator program. Based on-campus and supported by the University of Sydney and the University of Sydney Union INCUBATE has funded and graduated 70 startups launched by students, researchers and alumni who have...