New Wave Founders

UNSW Founders New Wave

Looking to develop your communication, business and leadership skills? Have a great business idea but don't know where to start? New Wave Founders helps UNSW women become successful startup founders!

What is New Wave Founders?

New Wave Founders aims to address the gender gap in entrepreneurship by launching more female-led startups on campus, as well as connecting female students and alumnae with the right industry mentors during their startup journey. New Wave Founders runs two programs:

  •  The Startup Incubator.
  •  The Syndicate Program.
Founders Program New Wave


The Startup Incubator

The Startup Incubator offers promising females the opportunity to test the viability of their innovative idea and to build strong entrepreneurial skills. During the program, you will create their own website, conduct market research, cold-call potential clients, perfect your pitch and potentially win your first customer! 

This is the perfect opportunity to take your first step into the entrepreneurial world or to fine-tune your business idea.

The Syndicate

The Syndicate offers female founders with an established startup access to a network of inspiring businesswomen to support and challenge.

Founders are placed in a group with two other UNSW female founders with businesses at a similar stage of maturity. The syndicate then meets on a monthly basis to discuss wins and potential barriers.

Every three months, founders will attend board meetings with some of Australia's top investors, consultants and entrepreneurs, opening doors to invaluable new connections.

Who is New Wave for?

  •  All women students, staff and recent alumnae who are motivated to develop their entrepreneurship skills and meet like-minded women.

Program Requirements


  •  The Startup Incubator is tailored for idea-stage ventures. Applicants must present an innovative new idea as part of their application process.
  •  The Syndicate Program is tailored for female founders with established startups at any level of growth

Any questions?

Contact our team here.