NexStar 2022 Melbourne-Nanjing Sprint

Nexstar is a community-driven entrepreneurial program developed by ACASE and the City of Melbourne. This program will be back in 2022, and expand its outreach to both Melbourne and Nanjing, benefiting students and companies from both countries.

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What is 2022 Melbourne-Nanjing Sprint? 

Student and company application have already closed on 10th April. If you are interested in future events, please register your interest.

NexStar 2022 Sprint will take a deep dive into both Melbourne and Nanjing market. Students and startups will learn from the industry experts, develop a comprehensive understanding about both markets, and cooperate within teams to develop market entry strategy. 

NexStar Overview


Benefits for Students

  • Broaden your network and make new friends.
  • Work with companies in both places and build a market entry strategy
  • Learn about culture difference, business environment and be resilient

  • Strengthen your cross-cultural knowledge and capability

Benefits for Companies

  • All in one workshop to understand business culture Intelligence, startup ecosystem, general market, and economic status of Melbourne/ Nanjing
  • Preliminary market entry plan to provide basic advice in how to approach Melbourne/ Nanjing market with proper preparation
  • Establish cross culture awareness to avoid taboos in business engagement

Program Structure

Three Day Workshops

Covering topics including go-to-market strategy, culture intelligence and presentation skills.

One Week Group Work

Collaborate with your teammates, and reach out to mentors when you have any questions. 

Online Pitch

Develop tailored go-to-market strategy for the company and pitch in front of judges and company representative. 

Program Outline

Offline Event

Expand your network and learn more about NexStar on 26th April. Click on the image and register!


Student Testimonials

"My biggest take away is highly efficient teamwork. We complete the project in a really diverse team in just one week. We directly get feedback from clients in presentation and I keep in touch with them even after the project. Nexstar gives me valuable real case experience and would highly recommend to other students."

Michael Tian
(Monash University)

"This wonderful trip was entirely beyond my expectations, and I was surprised to gain a range of practical skills in the market analysis along with Safety Compass, such as how to apply different market analysis models, how to do user segmentation, market share analysis and competitor analysis. "

Liheng Pan
(University of Melbourne)

"My takeaways are the idea of entrepreneurship, how to do a professional pitch, entry to market strategy and expanded network. Coming from a non-business background, I learnt a lot from my teammate. Would love to recommend the program! It shows an overview of startup and provides a chance to meet diversified people. "

Phuc Trinh
University of Melburne

Company Testimonials

"It is a great opportunity for both startups and international students. Startups, like us, can leverage fresh ideas and independent external views on the company, market evaluation and products. Students can gain practical real life experience from this program, which is really valuable, I wish I could have joined something like this when I was an international student back then. "

Cindy Chen

"NexStar is a fantastic program, which clearly inspires its students through their connections with the Australian startup community. KERB was a case-study on the NexStar program, and I was incredibly impressed with the 'KERB-Japan launch-strategy' that two groups of students presented to the judging panel. I would highly recommend this program to future students. "

Rob Brown
CEO of Kerb

"It was a great opportunity for us to learn more about Japanese market with lots of insights shared by experienced speakers and mentors. We also appreciate the market research presentation done by the students and this program has definitely set us up at a much better place before entering the Japanese market!"

Ensight Marine Technology

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