THE ORBISPACE INITIATIVE
Orbis– Latin for 'world'
Our mission is to empower the next generation of Australian female innovators by equipping them with the skills and mindsets needed to succeed in a rapidly changing physical and digital landscape.
TOI is an Australian charity leveraging professional networks across the startup and STEM industries to address some of the sectors' greatest inequalities. With initiatives focused around key priority themes such as Gender, Geography and Sustainability, our programs help to grow a culture of critical thinking, inclusivity and diversity.
We build cyclical relationships between young women and innovation leaders to equip students with the mentorship, industry experiences, and networks, needed to disrupt negative trends.
90%+ of TOI students report uplift in confidence, teamwork, communication skills, and engagement with STEM!
WHO WE HELP
The TOI program is aimed at…
interested in extending both their students and teachers
driving innovation in their school and supporting STEAM education
Female high school students
showing promise as leaders, creative thinkers and critical problem solvers
We work in partnership with governments, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, NGOs and educators, to provide school students with access to:
Inviting our community into the Sydney Startup Hub– Australia’s largest startup ecosystem and government funded infrastructure housing leading incubators and accelerators
Networked events and partnerships facilitating engagement with hundreds of global thought leaders, academics, corporate innovators, policy makers, founders, and CEOs
Professional development, leadership coaching, entrepreneurship and hands on experiential STEM learning opportunities in industry
Scalable in-classroom educational resources and online extension programs that enrich student engagement with the school STEM curriculum and provide additional learning experiences that go beyond the scope of traditional classroom opportunities
TOI is delivered in partnership with Tank Stream Labs, a technology focused coworking ecosystem.
TSL are a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and specialised industry leaders. They are a dynamic community that supports innovation, collaboration, brilliance, excellence, and entrepreneurship.
Every year, TSL welcome students to The Sydney Startup Hub for industry-led events and networking. They assist TOI in showcasing the future of work for the next generation of female talent.