Startup Year Consultations

The Australian Government has commenced the Startup Year consultation process - calling on higher education providers, industry, entrepreneurs, investors and students to share their views and advice on how this program should work.

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The Department of Education is seeking your views on the development of the Startup Year program. 

Interested parties are invited to contribute their perspectives on the development of the program, including program eligibility and design. The issues, rationale, and proposed design elements of the program are set out in the consultation paper and includes questions to guide your submission.

Please email your submission using the template provided to the Department of Education at Submissions should not exceed 1,500 words.

Submissions close 11.59pm AEDT Tuesday 15 November 2022.

Please advise whether you consent to your submission being made publicly available when submitting. Submissions which do not state that they can be made publicly available will not be published on the Department’s website. 

Startup Year Consultation Paper

Startup Year Consultation Response Document

Student Survey released for submission

The Department of Education is seeking views from current students and recent graduates, as potential Startup Year program participants, to better understand how this program should be designed to best meet the needs of students with an idea they want to explore.

The Student Survey will close 11.59pm AEDT Tuesday 15 November 2022.