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THE ORBISPACE INITIATIVE

OrbisLatin for 'world'
Orbispace'world-space'

 

ABOUT

We're an Australian charity leveraging human networks across the startup and STEM spaces to provide the next generation of Australian innovators with the opportunity to address some of the sector’s greatest inequalities. With initiatives focused around key priority themes such as Gender, Geography and Sustainability, we provide school students with access to free educational resources, mentoring and experiential learning opportunities in industry. By building cyclical relationships between young people and innovation leaders we are helping to grow a culture of inclusivity and diversity within the startup and STEM sectors, while also equipping students with the skills, industry experiences and networks needed to disrupt negative trends.

 
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ACTIVITIES

We work in partnership with schools, governments, universities and corporates to provide students with access to:

 
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SPACE

Inviting our community into the Sydney Startup Hub– Australia’s largest startup ecosystem and government funded infrastructure housing leading incubators and accelerators

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ECOSYSTEM

Networked events and partnerships facilitating engagement with global thought leaders, academics, corporate innovators, policy makers, founders, and CEOs

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INDUSTRY

Professional development, leadership coaching, business basics and hands on experiential learning opportunities in industry

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DIGITAL LEARNING HUB

Scalable 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

PROCESS

Our programs provide opportunities for students to:

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Apply STEM
curriculum learning...

Lecture

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through industry

based experiential

extension activities...

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... to build the soft skills
required for innovation
entrepreneurship
such as...

Digital Work

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...leadership, communication,
critical thinking and
creative problem solving!

Document Flags
 

Margaret Hamilton stands next to a stack of program listings from the Apollo Guidance Computer in a photograph taken in 1969.

–Wikimedia Commons

#Gender

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Upcoming Gender Initiatives

The Future of Female Leadership
Sydney Startup Hub
 

In Tanzania, only 5 percent of people have a bank account. In Kenya, there is one bank branch per 100,000 people. But the spread of mobile phones and the ability to SMS means that Masai farmers can now bank the money from the sale of their cows instead of carrying everything they own. Today, 5B people have mobile devices.

–BBC

#Geography

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Upcoming Geography Initiatives

TBD
Expert Panel Live Stream
Online live streaming
Isolation Activity Library
On this website!
 

We are currently accumulating electronic waste at a rate of 50 million tonnes every year. There are estimated to be over 100 million additional used devices stored in the attics and drawers of homes across the world. Only 20% is officially reported as properly collected and recycled.

–Ethical Consumer

#Sustainability

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Upcoming Sustainability Initiatives

TBD
Schools Pitch for the Planet
Sydney Startup Hub
 
 

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