20th August - 20th September | University of Sydney

Apply now

Applications close 15 August

Genesis is the University of Sydney’s premier Startup Competition, housed within the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Business School.

The competition is open to any startup with a University of Sydney student, staff or alumni on the founding team.

Genesis is a tailored 1 month competition aiming to support the best startups from across the eco-system with media exposure, seed investment and mentoring.


The competition offers you the chance to access three different levels of support:


Level 1 – Everyone who applies to Genesis

  • Invited to startup-mentor speed dating event
  • Access to all mentors within the network to draw upon when needed
  • Access to the University of Sydney startup job board
  • Access to a growing database of entrepreneurship resources
  • Access to 1-1 startup advisors


Level 2 – Successful Genesis Applicants (Top 15 per round)

  • Everything above plus invitations to all Genesis Alumni Events


Level 3 – Genesis Finalists (Top 7 per round)

  • Ongoing internal and external media exposure and support
  • Chance to win $25,000 (equity-free) cash
  • Invitation to monthly coaching sessions
  • Invitation to utilize the Genesis Board of Advisors
  • Assistance to develop your own Board of Advisors
  • Invitation to have your startup be the focus of a Masters of Commerce unit of study

How to apply:

Genesis is using the startup community platform Ramen Life to manage applications. When you apply you will be taken through the following steps. Your application is saved after each step and you can come back any time and update it.


Create a profile


Add a startup


Answer questions


Submit your application

Apply now

Applications close 15 August