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The Hotel School Sydney is hosting an information session on a very exciting competition ‘Protégé’ which is organised by Microsoft Australia. Here is a brief outline on Protégé -   What is Protégé? Protégé is an annual case competition run by Microsoft Australia. The competition offers students an opportunity to gain real world experience, expand their network and tackle a real-world challenge. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. Protégé allows students to engage with Microsoft’s mission with a fresh and creative perspective. Entry is open to undergraduate university and TAFE students who are currently enrolled in an Australian

HotCubator took a small step to inspire the entrepreneurial minds of The Hotel School and provide them as little support as possible. Our humble beginning gathered a group of driven and self-motivated members who finally started to take big leaps! In a recent ceremony held at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus, the university recognised the outstanding achievement of several students into many different areas including – leadership, entrepreneurial initiatives, engagement. We are so proud to share that Uma Panchapakesan the founder of i.BeyondBliss won the ‘Entrepreneur’ award and received the certificate of recognition from the honourable Vice Chancellor of Southern Cross University, Professor Adam

HotCubator recently celebrated the launching ceremony of i.BeyondBliss, the first startup that HotCubator supported from ideation to commercialisation. The wonderful session took place at The Hotel School Sydney campus and was chaired by two guest speakers with versatile experience from the industry. Syed Ahmed, Head of Digital Products and Operations, Bupa (AUS & NZ) who is also popularly known for his role as a startup mentor and judge in startup competitions. The other guest speaker was Bhavin Bagadia, Key Account Manager of Google, Australia who brings years of global experience of business development across various industries. In front of a sizable audience consisting of The Hotel

Consistent with its motto to inspire students, HotCubator started a workshop series called ‘Inspiration hub’ which aims to invite entrepreneurs, leaders and social change makers to share their passionate stories to students. The goal was twofold- first, creating networking opportunities with such 'icons' who are at the forefront of the industry. And more importantly, distilling inspiration from the intriguing stories, treacherous journeys and the successes that the speakers had in their lives. The first session kicked off with a very widely acclaimed, prominent entrepreneur - Steve Hui who is the CEO of iflyflat, a travel focused startup venture. The business model of iflyflat is

HotCubator is a unique social enterprise which has taken the mission to create more entrepreneurs within the hospitality and tourism sector in Australia. HotCubator encourages the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in hospitality and tourism education through increased engagement, inspiration and networking opportunities. Presently, there are at least 20 universities and a large number of non-university higher education providers offering hospitality and tourism degree across all over Australia. Noticeably, none of the Australian hospitality and tourism focused educational institution incentivises the entrepreneurship and start-up culture compared to the leading institutions across USA and Europe where tailored support programs are available to promote the