As well as providing access to our two free co-working facilities, ACU Collaborate Plus offers students, entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized enterprises help to develop and grow their businesses.
Resident business advisors
Both of our facilities offer resident business advisors for entrepreneurs to access. Harness this service to better understand your potential business growth plans or to help resolve a specific problem.
You’ll receive four hours of free business through the NSW Government Business Connect funding program.
Work-integrated learning opportunities
Collaborate Plus fosters a real-world learning experience for both ACU students and our resident start-ups.
ACU students have an opportunity to gain work experience on campus with start-ups and SMEs operating at our North Sydney and Strathfield innovation hubs.
Our registered start-ups are provided access to both undergraduate and postgraduate student networks who may be able to provide skill-sets in the areas of:
- information technology and systems
- visual arts and design
- technology (industrial, wood, metal, textiles)
- business (HR, marketing, administration, events, accounting)
- health and exercise sciences
- leadership and management.
Workshops and networking events
Collaborate Plus runs and hosts regular events across both North Sydney and Strathfield campuses.
Our inspirational educational workshops and networking events are open to ACU students and staff, as well as the external entrepreneurial business community. These events can take the following formats:
- topic specific workshops
- speaker series and round tables
- business conferences and forums
- incubator programs
- start-up expos and market days.