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Proto: Discover Startups

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Level 4, Wentworth Building

2 Butlin Avenue, University of Sydney

Darlington, NSW 2008


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Discover Startups

In one hour, you’ll get a rapid introduction to startup concepts, discover how to become a startup ideas machine, and find out about the INCUBATE programs and resources that are open to you.

Then you can stay for an optional extra half hour of discussion, questions, and a chance to meet like-minded people.

You might like to attend this workshop if:

  • You're excited by startups, or you already have an idea.

  • You have a passion for making an impact on the world

  • You’re working on a startup and want to find out how INCUBATE can support you

  • You want to join Proto, ProtoX, or the INCUBATE accelerator program

Who’s the workshop open to?

There’s no assumed knowledge or experience to attend this workshop.

This introductory workshop is free and open to everyone, regardless of your affiliation with the University of Sydney.

“Great execution is at least ten times more important and one hunderd times harder than a good idea.” - Sam Altman, President, Y Combinator


Who can join?

There is no assumed knowledge to join Proto.

Proto has been developed for University of Sydney students, alumni, and staff, and members of the public are welcome to join this introductory workshop for free.

Is there a cost?

Proto: Discover Startups is free for all attendees.

Do I need an idea?

You don’t need to have an idea to join Proto, but you’ll get the most value if you do plan to develop an idea as part of the program.

How do I get to the INCUBATE Hub?

To access the INCUBATE Hub, enter the Wentworth Building from the Butlin Ave entrance. Take the lift or stairs to level 4, and the entrance is to your right.

The closest train station is Redfern, and the closest bus stop is City Rd before Butlin Ave.

Paid parking is available in the Seymour Centre. Limited untimed free parking is available on Butlin Ave.

Exterior of the INCUBATE space

Directions to the INCUBATE Hub

What is Proto?

Do you have an idea for a startup, or a passion to make an impact? Proto is the INCUBATE program designed to help you develop ideas and evolve them into early-stage startups.

It's a series of workshops that are open to all, and are free for University of Sydney students, alumni and staff.

There is no assumed knowledge to join Proto.

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Proto is delivered by INCUBATE, the award-winning startup accelerator program founded by the University of Sydney Union.

Who is the facilitator?

Lucas Hakewill develops and delivers Proto, which equips students with the skills to tackle the early stages of building a startup. He brings experience in entrepreneurship and technology, and is always excited about solving big problems with empathy and creativity.

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Level 4, Wentworth Building

2 Butlin Avenue, University of Sydney

Darlington, NSW 2008


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