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Building Australia's future leaders.


Want to deliver a lasting positive impact on people, places, and planet?

SSE’s entrepreneurship programs support, uplift, and empower many of the diverse communities Australia cares for. 

We believe in the transformative power of education, and in the impact that entrepreneurial mindsets and skillsets, both proven drivers for uplifting communities, bolstering local economies, and nationwide innovation and economic empowerment, can have.

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, equity, diversity, and inclusion aren’t just check boxes for us. They’re part of our DNA. We recognise that innovation is not just about technology or economics – it's about people, purpose, and the planet – and our programs are uniquely tailored to build real-world skills and deliver real-world opportunities to all Australians, no matter their background.

But it takes a village to raise an entrepreneur.

Mission-based, public-private partnerships, collaborations, and investment have the potential to create and nurture the vibrant ecosystem needed to drive innovation, experimentation, and economic and social growth.

By partnering with us, governments at all levels—federal, state, and local—can champion impactful initiatives that foster self-determination and an entrepreneurial mindset in diverse communities. 

Help build Australia's future leaders. Do good through us.

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Communities (CALD)

By 2030, we aim to facilitate the establishment of 500,000 successful businesses owned by CALD community members through culturally sensitive, tailored entrepreneurship education designed to address economic and social disparities for community empowerment and financial freedom.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

By 2030, we aim to upskill 2,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to overcome economic disadvantage through self-employment by delivering culturally safe and sensitive entrepreneurial education, creating a ripple effect where the Aboriginal-owned business employs at least 1-3 more community members.

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Young people (aged 12-24)

By 2030, we aim to enable 1 million young people to find purpose through self-employment and/or acquire and develop transferable skills through entrepreneurial education that embeds industry mentoring to help them become work-ready and set them apart from their peers.

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Women and girls

By 2030, we aim to advance the careers of 1 million women and girls through entrepreneurship education, fostering a supportive network for pursuing entrepreneurial endeavours and leadership roles, and promoting gender equity, purpose, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Program snapshots

Invest In Yourself has helped me understand that there are multiple ways you can go about your future - there is not one set pathway.
Lily D.

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Exploring partnership opportunities for your organisation? Get in touch with our team today.


Lynn Erkens
Executive Director, Innovation, Enterprise and Engagement

Lynn Erkens brings a global perspective, and six years of experience at SSE, to her role as Executive Director, Innovation, Enterprise and Engagement.


Anirud Chavali
Senior Business Development Manager

Anirud is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in new business partnerships and high-impact collaborations, ranging from small businesses to large enterprises and government agencies, he is passionate about delivering meaningful impact and outstanding results.

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