The Vision

To inspire students to embrace entrepreneurship and be catalysts of change.

The Mission

To raise the profile of entrepreneurship amongst NSW students.

The Mission

To raise the profile of entrepreneurship amongst NSW students.

What we do

We work with accelerators, experienced founders, academics, and venture capitalists across Sydney to produce opportunities for a new generation of student entrepreneurs (founders and non-founders). We have no exclusive affiliation to universities or colleges, which allows us to engage with students from all major campus ecosystems to share networks, knowledge, and talent




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We are supported by companies committed to growing Sydney’s startup ecosystem with us.

Our Advisory Team

Melissa Widner

Partner at NAB Ventures

Dr Martin Bliemel

Director, Diploma in Innovation | Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at UTS

John Henderson

Partner, Airtree Ventures

Benjamin Chong

Partner, Right Click Capital

Our Community

Our Student Founders

Andrew Fong

CEO – MiniEpi
Textbook Ventures were pivotal in our growth in the early stages of our startup. They pushed and encouraged us and set reasonable milestones dramatically accelerating our progress. They worked with us to build on our pitching and presentation ability and find necessary gaps and questions that we had previously overlooked. We still continue to work in the Textbook Ventures portfolio, and trust in their advice and ability to assist in the further development of our company.

Tom Terado

Community Manager – Bitfwd
During my initial university years, I was always interested in entrepreneurship and startups but there was never an true outlet to learn about the space. Textbook Ventures offers what I was looking for. They have a really inviting and warm culture and community. It’s a great place to connect, learn and grow with student entrepreneurs. Their events and initiatives are something I really look forward to.

Daphne Shen

CTO and Co-Founder – V-KAIWA
During the pre-accelerator program, Textbook Ventures gave us that extra push for us to achieve our goals. Their relentless support was crucial when V-KAIWA were having doubts or problems with our milestones.