Entrepreneurship & innovation program in Europe

Turin, Italy

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Travel to Italy to learn from the best and make your ideas a reality!

You can participate in one of the world’s largest entrepreneurship programs focused on innovation – from idea to start-up.

During the program you will:

  • benefit from daily mentoring by Silicon Valley mentors
  • network with like-minded people
  • pitch to a prestigious panel of investors (Amazon Capital, Intel Capital, Garage Technology Ventures).

"It is an excellent program for start-up minded students"
- Martin Omander, Program Manager at Google.

Program details

Duration: 9–28 July 2017 (excludes departure and arrival dates)

Credits: 12 credits

Location: Turin, Italy with working visits to Milan and Rome

Costs & scholarships

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to assist with costs. The amount will be confirmed once you have been selected.

You may also be eligible for an OS-HELP loan of up to A$6,567. This will assist further with your expenses relating to this program.


You must have completed your first year of study (undergraduate or postgraduate).

How to apply

There is a two phase application process:

  • written application
  • interview.

Phase 1

Please email your application to Dr Selvi Kannan by 10am on Friday 28 April 2017.

Your application must include:

  • Personal details: your full name, student ID and enrolled course
  • Scholarship selection: why you should be selected for the scholarship (300 words)
  • Program benefits: what you hope to gain from this program (200 words)
  • Cultural experience: one cultural issue you have faced and how you dealt with it (200 words)
  • Innovation leaders: an essay identifying an organisation you believe is a leader in innovation discussing how they demonstrate vision and creativity for innovation (800 words).

Please submit your application in Microsoft Word using:

  • size 12 font with single spacing
  • page numbers in the footer
  • Harvard style referencing.

Phase 2

If your written application is successful, you will be selected for an interview in the first week of May 2017.

Successful candidates will be informed shortly after the interviews.

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