What is NexStar?
Co-designed by ACASE and the City of Melbourne, NexStar is an inspirational entrepreneurial program, aiming at connecting students and Australian enterprises and assisting the start-up in designing the strategies to entering into the Asian market through a series of bespoke activities including expert webinars, mentoring sessions, student research and pitches.
Since the first launch in 2018, over 400 students from 35 countries and 48 innovative start-ups and scale-ups have participated in and benefited from the program.
How does NexStar work?
NexStar is an entrepreneurship program that connects emerging companies with international talents. Through this program, students from different parts of the world come together, form groups, and develop a go-to-market pitch for the company. Through this sprint, students will learn from industry experts, access a pool of global talents, and develop tailored strategies to enter emerging Asian markets.
NexStar 2022 expands its outreach to cover students and businesses from both Victoria and the City of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.
Learn from the industry experts about market entry, culture difference, business environment and be resilient.
Apply the knowledge
Students will apply what they have learnt to create market entry strategy for the company. They will be supported by the mentors.
Pitch your strategy
At the end of NexStar 2022, student teams will pitch in front of the company representatives and judges.