New Wave Founders aims to address the gender gap in entrepreneurship by empowering UNSW women who are students, staff or alumni to launch startups.

During the 2 week term break participants will: 

  • Form teams with like-minded women and work together on an idea. Pitch at a showcase event to industry leaders and win amazing prizes (including $1500 for the winning team) 
  • Learn essential entrepreneurial skills like pitching, networking and design thinking 
  • Learn from experts who will deliver master classes on how to create a startup   
  • Be guided by industry leading mentors 
  • Visit some of the coolest global tech companies 
  • Attend events to network, make friends and have fun! 


New Wave is for women who are students, staff or alumni of UNSW. Anyone can apply regardless of whether they have an idea - we will help you to form a team. 

30th August (evening) - Program Kick-off where you will form teams 

2nd - 6th September (9am - 5pm) - Week 1 of programming 

9th - 13th September (9am - 5pm) - Week 2 of programming  

19th September (evening) - Showcase event where you will pitch your ideas 


Keep an eye out for the our next round of applications!