CSU students sought to join Hacker Exchange

Wednesday 8 Nov 2017

The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is on the hunt for five inspiring student entrepreneurs from 12 institutions, including Charles Sturt University (CSU) to join an international boot camp to Silicon Valley in California. Entries close this Friday 10 November.

Problem solving, tenacity and creativity are just some of the traits needed by the five NSW tertiary students invited to attend the SSE's next international boot camp, Hacker Exchange in Silicon Valley.

"We know Charles Sturt University students fit this mindset and have a really good chance of being included in the five selected to travel to the United States," said Mr Nick Kaye, CEO of SSE.

"It's an amazing opportunity for anyone who really wants to move ahead in the world of entrepreneurship, as Hacker Exchange is set to be a great networking event and experience within the Silicon Valley ecosystem."

The 13-day event from Sunday 3 to Friday 15 December 2017 connects forward-thinking student entrepreneurs to the vibrant and innovative culture of Silicon Valley. The students will meet high growth start-ups and tech giants and be immersed in an experiential program that includes ideation, funding, branding, culture, growth hacking and pitching.

This is the second of the SSE's international opportunities aimed to develop a global mindset and build entrepreneurial skills in peer to peer learning environments.

Interested students can apply online by describing their entrepreneurial mindset in 150 words. Entries close this Friday 10 November.


SSE will cover fifty percent of the $2 500 Program fees. Travel to the United States will be at the cost of the participant.  

Applicants must be an undergraduate student at one of our 12 member institutions listed on the application form.


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