Students and local business owners are invited to attend an Entrepreneurial Thinker's
Forum, an inspirational morning tea and panel discussion with Deputy Premier and Minister
for Skills and Small Business, John Barilaro, and Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE)
CEO, Nick Kaye.
The forum will be held this Friday, 26 May 2017, at the TAFE NSW Cooma Training
Restaurant, The Snowy, and the event will focus on embracing entrepreneurship in the
Monaro region, offering attendees the chance to find out what it takes to be an
Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, said this forum is an opportunity to empower and encourage
the next generation of entrepreneurs throughout NSW.
“This is a great event to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and discover the
potential benefits of starting their own business,” Mr Barilaro said.
The forum is hosted by the SSE, an unprecedented new partnership between 12 tertiary
institutions across the state – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW - and follows a series
of successful forums already rolled out across the state.
Most recently, SSE visited the vibrant Western Sydney entrepreneurship community to sit
down with Sherpa co-founder Ben Nowlan, while in March a fireside chat with Hootsuite
founder and CEO Ryan Holmes at Sydney University was streamed to more than 30,000
“The SSE is producing a new generation of entrepreneurs who will make a lasting
contribution to our regional economies,” Mr Barilaro said.
When fully operational, at least 1,000 students each year will participate in SSE courses
and activities during their degree or TAFE program, including students from the Monaro
SSE was established with a $25 million cornerstone investment by the NSW Government.