SparkX Event Grant


A $10,000 dollar sponsorship fund dedicated to sparking
the entrepreneur community at the University of Sydney
Different ways SparkX can support your on-campus event

Support and advice on running an
on-campus event


Event grant to support
the execution of your event


Expert guest(s) for relevant
industry topics


Finding and securing
the right venue

Are you eligible?

  • Events focus on promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and startups
  • Be held on-campus
  • If charging for a ticket, must offer
    (1) student discount
    (2) further discount for USU Access Members
  • Complete an application
  • Use Eventbrite for registration
  • Use Facebook to promote (at very least)
  • Promote INCUBATE within our guidelines
  • Match event criteria

Individuals or societies within the University of Sydney community, organisers with Access Membership and collaboration opportunities with other universities  will be prioritised.

Events supported by SparkX so far
  • ‘Network of Women’ Entrepreneurship Speakers
  • Medical Innovation Industry Talks
  • Cryptocurrency Meetups


Engaging, high-quality events on-campus

Details must include

  • Planned venue & AV requirements
  • Attendance (VIPs or media included)
  • Promotion plan with draft artwork
  • Date, speakers, event budget, sponsorship, organiser details, other sponsors, past event organisation history

Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. Successful applications will be invited for an interview prior to a decision of the grant approval. Note that the grant provided is at Incubate’s discretion, and only a partial amount of the grant requested may be approved.


Apply for SparkX



Event Categories


Casual events are small and focused, such as regular meet-ups, technical workshops, networking and collaborative industry events.

  • Sponsorship Amount: Up to $500 per event
  • Expected Attendance: 30-50 per event

Event formats can include seminars, workshops, panels or similar. Events should inspiring, engaging and well organised.

  • Sponsorship Amount: Up to $1,500 per event
  • Expected Attendance: 70+ attendees

Major events should inspire, engage and be well-organised. They generate a lot of attention and they are appealing to the target audience. This might include events hackathons, exciting or inspirational speakers/major keynotes and discussion panels.

    • Sponsorship Amount: Up to $5,000 per event
    • Attendance: 120+ attendees
    • Application should be at least 8 weeks prior to event date
    • Allow at least 6 weeks promo lead time