Collaboration is at the heart of the 21CM Accelerator Program. Click here to learn more about the accelerators, collaborators, mentors and the team behind 21st Century Minds.
Our accelerators are passionate about helping our initiatives achieve sustainable and scalable impact.
Our collaborators are passionate about empowering our initiatives to succeed and supporting the mission to grow Australia's pipeline of innovators and problem solvers skilled in STEM.
Our mentors are dedicated individuals creating value as trusted advisors, supporting our initiatives throughout their journey.
The 21CM team from PwC are enthusiastic about supporting our initiatives and believe in the long term benefit of investing in a future workforce skilled in STEM.
Our accelerator providers are leaders in innovation and experts in their field. We are delighted to be working with them to equip and scale our initiatives. We’re proud to be working with the following organisations:
Contact: Dave Faulkner
The STEM Accelerator Program is a three-day intensive program for commercial STEM education ventures, designed to impart valuable “edupreneurship” skills, improve the ideas and business models of the selected ventures and determine which of the ventures are ready to move into the incubation stage. The STEM Incubator is an 8 month program designed to take the selected ventures from the exploratory and start-up phase to the early stages of growth.
Young Social Pioneers
Location: Melbourne and Sydney
Young Social Pioneers (YSP) supports Australia’s best and brightest emerging social entrepreneurs and innovators, aged 18-29. The program amplifies their social change purpose, builds networks of support and develops their business skills and capabilities to drive successful purpose-driven ventures. YSP utilises a structured and sustained learning program designed to help Pioneers develop in three key areas that are critical to running a successful venture:
- Having a clear social venture vision and purpose
- Establishing networks that provide resources and support
- Developing enterprise and leadership skills to improve operational sustainability
Crunch for Start Ups
Crunch for Enterprises looking to grow, scale or transform
Crunch for Enterprises looking for investment or new customers and markets
Contact: Dairne Poole
Social Traders' Crunch Program (The Crunch) is one of Australia’s leading enterprise development programs. The Crunch consists of three different programs designed to support participants through the social enterprise journey; from start-up to securing investment, growth and accessing new market opportunities.
- Start-up - a program for start-ups which will put ideas to the test to validate the business model and size the potential impact utilising a rigorous testing methodology based on the philosophy of build, measure, test and learn.
- Grow – is for enterprises that are covering costs and now need to consolidate systems, processes and operations to grow and replicate, or those that have consolidated and working to explore replication and scale opportunities.
One participant within the Start-up or Grow program will be selected to continue their journey in the Market Access program.
Market Access – for enterprises that want to build a robust business plan, meet with investors and customers and develop skills in relation to contracts, procurement, digital marketing, etc.
Contact: Peter Ball
Impact Academy’s flagship project is the Impact Accelerator, Queensland’s bold new 20 week program dedicated to supporting startup and early stage entrepreneurs achieve sustainable and scalable impact. The intense program comprises the following components:
- Assessment Stage – One week focused Enterprise Needs Assessment & Action Plan Development.
- Acceleration Stage – Ten week Accelerator Program for rapid enterprise growth.
- Impact Stage – Ten week coaching and guidance towards market delivery.
PwC's Not-for-Profit Grow Program
Contact: Chelsea Cobb
Open to not-for-profit organisations, education institutions and government agencies, PwC’s Not-for-Profit Grow Program will enable participants to access a dedicated engagement team from PwC to help grow and scale an existing initiative. Designed with complete flexibility in mind, the program can be tailored to meet the needs and stage of the successful initiative.
Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency
XCERIO Digital Skills Institute
Meet our education collaborators – highly talented, passionate individuals from across Australia who, like us, believe in the importance of building the 21st Century skills of young Australians.
Aaron LePoidevin - PwC
Jacque Scarra - PwC
Michelle Satusky - PwC
Sanija Hrncic - Keira High School
Craig Lines - BP
Code Like a Girl
Cameron Lynch - PwC
Gabriela Aguiard - PwC
Sally Martin - BP
Lauren Sayer - Haileybury
Mike Boyd - ANZ
Code the Future
David Weber - PwC
Aleks Petkovic - PwC
Marcelo Cummins - GE
STEM Adaptive Learning & Teaching Network
Ashley Rockman - PwC
Laura Smith - PwC
Linda Pfeiffer - CQ University
Dwight Van Roy - GE
Emerging Sciences Victoria
Tracey Kennair - PwC
Amied Shadmaah - GE
David Ellis - Southern Cross University
Iain Yuile - PwC
Tony Peake - PwC
Ryan O'Connor - PwC
Rosemary Breen - Personal Masterclass Tutoring
Jonathan Voullaire - BP
Fizzics After School Science Clubs
Murray Deakin - PwC
Elizabeth Fritts - PwC
Natalie Blacker - Port Hacking High School
David Montgomery - BP
George Morton-Ramwell - University New South Wales
Thomas Friedrich - PwC
Latitude Group Travel - STEM Tours
Stewart Paterson - PwC
Blake Morrissy - PwC
Silva Wei - Monash University
Jun Wong - BP
Jeremy Thorpe - PwC
Ross Malone - PwC
Dave Groocoe - PwC
Daniel Felice - GE
Tracey-Ann Palmer - Fresh Minds for Science
Troy Porter - PwC
Liz Dunn - PwC
Eddie McGough - PwC
Femke Buisman-Pijlman - The University of Adelaide, School of Medicine
Liz Malady - CPA
Nick Chipman - PwC
David Kenna - PwC
Shawn Taggart - Hazel Glen College
Georgia Hinton - GE
National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP)
Scott Warnock - PwC
Sam Garland - PwC
Kath Hayward - NSW Department of Education
Tamzyn Bielecka - BP
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
Ken Maxwell - PwC
Samuel Robinson - PwC
Michael Fraser - PwC
Steve Nerlich - Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Matthew Andrews - CPA
Real Time Learning
Tony O'Donnell - PwC
Natalia Ivanytsky - PwC
Alam Abboud - BP
Stephen Zuluaga - RMIT University
Tim Williams - PwC
Iryan Mohamed Rashdi - PwC
Shakeel Yusuf - PwC
Emma Milburn - GE
Jocelyn Turner - NAB
Jonathan Sharp - PwC
Scott Albin - PwC
Louise Whitehead - PwC
Andy Leung - The University of Sydney
Nicholas Penhall - GE
Tony Massaro - PwC
Simon Cuthbert - PwC
Camilla Darling - PwC
David Parkinson - GE
Kamal Mahmud - Ashfield Boys High School
Richard Blundell - PwC
Laura Mullan - PwC
AJ Purcell - CPA
The STEM Circle
Chris Battle - PwC
James Culley - PwC
Tom McMillan - BP
Teach for Australia BMII
Julian Williams - PwC
Matthew Probert - PwC
Ruth Atkinson - CPA
Lauren Sayer - Haileybury
Meet the PwC team helping to bring 21st Century Minds to life.
21st Century Minds draws on the expertise of PwC professionals across our business.
We're passionate about growing Australia's pipeline of innovators and problem solvers skilled in STEM. If you'd like to find out more, feel free to contact us below.