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Each year, the Founders Program introduces over 8,000 participants from UNSW to entrepreneurial thinking and supports over 400 startups and projects founded by UNSW students, staff and alumni.

We are dedicated to the idea that with our support, our founders will go on to achieve significant global impact, creating economic prosperity and doing good in the world.

To find out more about how you can support us, please click here.

Foundational Benefactors

We are deeply grateful to our generous foundational benefactors, Mr Maha Sinnathamby and Dr Wong Fong Fui. Their groundbreaking contributions have made possible the establishment of our flagship Founders 10x Accelerator program, which supports 20 high impact startups each year through a rigorous 10 week program.

Program Benefactors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our program benefactors, whose donation has made a specific Founders initiative possible.


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A generous donation from Chris Baxter, Managing Director of Baxter IP, will see the establishment of a new PhD program, enabling UNSW's brightest researchers to commercialise their innovations through their own ventures.  This new program will see PhD candidates receive ongoing entrepreneurship mentoring and support during their research. Upon the submission of their thesis, eligible candidates will then participate in our 10X Accelerator program and receive ongoing incubation and support.

UNSW Founders Program is without a doubt Australia's strongest university accelerator program for student-led tech start-ups. Baxter IP has been delighted to provide pro-bono intellectual property advice to the Founders 10x and Health 10x programs to support student entrepreneurs in what is often their first entrepreneurial experience. We subsequently made a donation to the Founders Fund to further our support of the program and specifically to fund the first cohort of Entrepreneurial Pathway PhD students (ePhDs) into the Founders 10x program.- Chris Baxter, Managing Director, Baxter IP