Our Philosophy

We believe that universities are the best place to launch your first venture. That’s why we created Textbook Ventures, a student-led organisation dedicated to supporting student founders across Sydney.

Many of us have heard of student founders like Mark Zuckerberg who started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, or Evan Spiegel who kickstarted Snapchat whilst at Stanford… but what about student founders in Australia?

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Our Story

Since 2016, we’ve been empowering student entrepreneurs with a support program for university startups. Founded by x and y

Our Impact

We work with accelerators, experienced founders, academics, venture capitalists and student entrepreneurs accross Sydney to produce oppurtunities for the new generation of student founders.  We have no exclusive affiliation to universities or colleges, which allows us to unite students from all major campus ecosystems to share networks, knowledge and talent.

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The Team

We work with accelerators, experienced founders, academics, venture capitalists and student entrepreneurs accross Sydney to produce oppurtunities for the new generation of student founders.  We have no exclusive affiliation to universities or colleges, which allows us to unite 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.

Reinventure

Reinventure focuses on creating options in future businesses through venture investment and a strategic relationship with their largest limited partner, Westpac Banking Corporation.

Our All-star Advisor 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