Student entrepreneurship projects get the boost
Students are trying to get their ideas off the ground in Australia.
They are looking to get funded for a number of projects, and the Government is backing them with grants.
Students are also trying to raise money for a range of projects including:The University of Adelaide is funding an online crowdfunding platform called the Australian Student Entrepreneurship Centre, which is being run by an alumni group.
They hope to raise $300,000 over the next three years for the project, which aims to develop a social media platform for students to connect with others.
The Australian Government is also funding the project through the Australian Education Awards Fund, and will be funding a new online project called the Entrepreneurs’ Fund.
What is student entrepreneurship?
A student entrepreneurial project is a unique way of bringing people together to create something, according to University of Queensland lecturer and co-founder of the Entrepreneur Fund, Ben Tuckman.
“It is really a way of sharing your knowledge, ideas, skills, and experience in order to help others,” he said.
“We want to create opportunities for people to get involved in projects.”
Students can apply online to get grants of up to $10,000.
There is also a Student Entrepreneur Development Centre in the University of Sydney, which has a student group and a scholarship fund for students.
It’s worth noting, however, that the university is still looking to raise funding through the Australia Council of Australian Universities, which provides a loan guarantee and loan repayment for students who are self-employed.
There are also two Australian Entrepreneurships Councils, which are working with student organisations and student organisations in other countries.
The Entrepreneurs Fund has raised $20,000 of its $300k target, with another $15,000 to be raised in September.