What is Study Melbourne Global Game Changers?
Global Game Changers aims to empower the next generation of tech leaders, exclusive for Victorian current and prospective international students and alumni. It provides students with an introduction to digital and innovation skills, which are critical to participating in the digital economy and the future of work. You will be able to connect with global tech leaders such as Atlassian, Victorian industry including STEM, and make friends with student teams from around the world.
Melbourne has officially been named Australia’s most innovative city, and it is home to uni-to-unicorn startup success stories like Airwallex, Australia’s fastest-growing unicorn, founded by a team of international student friends, right here in Victoria.
For more about Melbourne and Victoria’s globally competitive research and innovation sector, visit https://djpr.vic.gov.au/innovation-victoria/about/our-agenda.
Study Melbourne has partnered with HEX to bring you this entirely virtual two-week tech & innovation program designed to help connect students with their peers and create a tech-powered project – inspired by Victoria.
Over the course of the two weeks, you will work in your team to put your creativity to the test and submit a tech-powered project to a panel of industry judges. There will also be exciting masterclass and insightful panels for you to attend!
You can register to participate in a team of three to five students. At least half of your team must be currently enrolled international students with a Victorian education provider, studying onshore or offshore, and recent alumni within the last five years.
Registration is also open for all individual prospective, current students and recent graduates within the last five years. You will be matched with an appropriate team by our delivery partner.
Registration Period: 12 April until 8 May for individuals and 10 May for teams
Program Dates: 11 May – 24 May 2022
(Note: this agenda might change to accommodate unexpected circumstances)
11 – 13 May 2022: Launch event and online masterclasses with our speakers
11 May 3:00 – 4:30 PM AEST Launch Event
13 May 2:00 – 3:00 PM AEST PANEL: Movers & Shakers of the Victorian Innovation Scene
The line-up 🚀
- Aiman Hamdouna (Panellist, CEO and Co Founder of HatchQuarter)
- Jane Kou (Panellist, Startup Partner Lead AUNZ @ Stripe)
- Josh Lipscombe (Panellist, Community Programs Manager @ LaunchVIc)
- Paz Pisarski (Panellist, Community Manger @ Startup Victoria/ Co Founder @ The Community Collective)
- Eleanor Smith (Host, Project lead - Community and Culture @ HEX)
13 – 23 May 2022: Work in team to build your solution with access to industry mentors
23 May 2022: Project Submission
24 May 2022 3:00 – 4:00 PM AEST Awards Ceremony