Kickstart Sponsors

Kickstart would not be the same without our sponsors and we appreciate their continued support.

Below are sponsors who've already registered to be part of Session 1 2024 - more coming soon!

A21 is a global not-for-profit anti-human trafficking organisation with a mission to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. We are driven by a radical hope that the cycle of human trafficking can be broken. Through Reach we aim to educate and equip everyone to understand, identify, and reduce the risk of human trafficking. Through Rescue we partner with authorities to secure the freedom of victims and the conviction of human traffickers. Through Restore we empower survivors of human trafficking on their unique journey toward restoration and independence. One life at a time. This is how we end slavery.  
AFL is Australia's biggest sport. Originally based in Melbourne, the AFL has grown significantly, developing a strong presence in all states across Australia. The AFL offers something for everyone, whether you're competitive or just looking for something social with friends, there's an option for you. With many offers and prizes available, join us at the PLAY AFL and test yourself against the best of the best, in a mock draft combine, and see if you've got what it takes. Can you jump as high as the pros? Are your reactions fast enough? Here's your chance to find out.  
Anti-discrimination NSW strives to eliminate discrimination in New South Wales by: o answering enquiries o resolving complaints o raising awareness about discrimination and its impacts o managing applications for exemptions from the Act o advising the government about discrimination issues. All our services are free. You can make an enquiry or complaint in your own language. You don’t need a solicitor to use our services. Contact us to make a discrimination enquiry. If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask to be put through to Anti-Discrimination NSW. TIS National is a free service for people who do not speak English. Image showing the Anti-discrimination NSW logo 
Australian Defence Force Careers

Ever considered what a career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is like? The ADF is a modern, people-focused organisation and one of Australia’s major employers. With over 200 roles on offer, there’s a wide range of specialist military positions, support roles, trades, and professions to choose from all offering world-class training, free healthcare, and a competitive salary. Plus, you’ll make life-long friendships and have a chance to see the world. If you’ve ever wondered what life in the Navy, Army or Air Force is like, visit or call 13 19 01.

Australian Government

STIs are preventable and treatable, but early detection and treatment is crucial to mitigate serious health impacts. Regular sexual health checks are important as many STIs are often asymptomatic. They are also the only way to know for sure if you have an STI. In most cases testing is done through a simple urine or blood test. Sometimes, you might need to provide a swab sample too, which you can often do yourself. Test results are confidential and are between you and your healthcare professional. STIs can affect anyone who is sexually active, no matter your age, gender, relationship status or sexual orientation. The Australian government wants young Australians to be aware of STI prevention strategies including regular testing and safe sex behaviours (such as using protection) so they can feel more confident in having conversations about safe sex with partners, friends and health care professionals.
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Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW (ALA NSW)

We provide professional first aid training across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, and a registered training provider, delivering nationally recognised training to individuals, communities, and organisations. Every course we deliver is practical, relevant, and engaging, empowering people to use first aid techniques when moments matter. Because the right response can be the difference between life and death. When you choose ALA NSW as your first aid training provider, or purchase equipment from their online store, you’re supporting the work of Surf Life Saving NSW.

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Busways core focus is on quality customer service, stakeholder engagement and employee development. For over 80 years, we’ve delivered a professional, reliable standard of service. We currently operate bus service contracts for Transport for NSW in Western Sydney, North Shore and West, Central Coast and North Coast and the South Australian Public Transport Authority in Adelaide’s Outer South. With a team of more than 2,800 people, committed to transporting over 53.7 million passenger journeys each year, we pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to public transport delivery to ensure that the customer journey is seamless as possible. Logo for Busways company 

City of Ryde

The place to be for lifestyle and opportunity at your doorstep. Our Mission is to deliver the community’s vision within a culture of innovation, resilience and an exceptional customer experience. To support and enhance the wellbeing of its residents, the City of Ryde delivers a diverse range of products and services. Find out about our upcoming events and activities, services we provide to residents, volunteering opportunities and more.

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Clinic 16 (part of Northern Sydney Sexual Health) is your local publicly funded Sexual Health Service. We have 2 locations:
- The Beaches Clinic: Free Youth Sexual Health Services in Brookvale Community Health Center. For people Under 29 - Thursdays 11am - 6pm.
- Clinic 16: Sexual health clinic in Royal North Shore Community Health Centre.
This service is prioritised for people at greatest need, including people with symptoms of an STI. More details about Clinic 16 and The Beaches Clinic. For everything you need to know for a confident and healthy sex life visit our Play Safe website. Or if you are an international student and want to learn more sexual health check out our international student health hub website.
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Commonwealth Bank

See our tips and information on how we can help you settle into your new life at university. Australia’s leading provider of financial services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share broking products and services. We are a business with more than 800,000 shareholders and over 52,000 employees. We offer a full range of financial services to help all you build and manage their finances.

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Wanna explore the world? With a friendly group of 18-35s from around the world? AND have your transport, accommodation and awesome experiences sorted by travel experts (so there’s no planning to worry about)? This is travel, the Contiki way. With over 60 years of heritage, spectacular Special Stays across the world, highly trained Trip Managers & Drivers, and authentic experiences led by local guides. With 200+ trips across 6 continents, your next adventure is ready and waiting.

Doltone House understand the special occasions each student and staff will celebrate in their tertiary journey. From gala events and society balls to graduation ceremonies and interactive team building exercises, our tailored University Event Packages are designed to cater for a diverse range of academic occasions. Our dedicated and experienced team is here to help bring your event to life with ease and flair. From generous venue inclusions to special dietary catering options, we have everything you need to make every moment a lasting memory. Image of Doltone House logo 

Macquarie Students! Sign up to be a DoorDash driver or rider. It's fast and free to sign up. Get started today  - Find out more about DoorDash.

Education NSW

Become a teacher with the NSW Department of Education and deliver high-quality public education to over two-thirds of the NSW student population. As a teacher in Australia's largest education system, you will be supported to access diverse career development opportunities,. benefit from employment flexibility, enjoy generous leave provisions and have the opportunity to teach in various school contexts, including rural and remote NSW which attracts additional benefits and incentives. Beginning teachers also receive dedicated mentoring and extra release time for observation and learning. Explore how a career in teaching can open doors for you, visit


Gillette is an American brand of safety razors and other personal care products including shaving supplies, owned by the multi-national corporation Procter & Gamble (P&G).

Hi-Chew is famous all over the world and Japan’s number 1 selling brand. If you love immensely fruity, sensationally chewy fruit candy, you’ve come to the right place!  
Hungry Panda is the largest Asian food delivery platform in Australia, focusing on the global market leading platform that connects various flavors of food to consumers who enjoy it. We also provide online ticket purchasing services for travel, Karaoke, concerts, pet services, etc. Image of the Hungry Panda logo 
iRock Entertainment

Experience the ultimate party vibe with iRock Entertainment. Born in Sydney in 2015, we're the masters of crafting unforgettable events that resonate with the young and the young-at-heart. Our specialty? Connecting students and international party-goers with the most electrifying, pulse-pounding events in town. From the legendary "ivy Thursdays" to mind-blowing festivals and tours featuring international talent, we're all about creating memories that last a lifetime. Whether you're a Sydney local or just passing through, iRock is your ticket to the most epic parties and events. So, grab your friends, let loose, and dive into the iRock experience – where every night is an adventure waiting to happen!
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Lifeblood provides life-giving blood, plasma, transplant and biological products for world-leading health outcomes. We’re united through the power of humanity to build a healthier nation. Our donors are our lifeblood. They’re indispensable and inspirational. Without them, we can’t deliver the services that are critical to the health of our nation. We work tirelessly to develop innovative solutions; for blood, organ matching, tissue typing, breast milk or other life-giving biological products. 1 in 3 people will need blood yet only 1 in 30 currently donates.

Medibank Private is one of Australia’s largest providers of private health insurance with over 40 years of experience in delivering better health to people living in Australia. Medibank also provides a range of innovative health services that contribute to better health outcomes to enhance overall wellbeing and quality of life.  
Monster Energy Drinks
Sometimes you just need that boost, that push, that focus… that punch of energy to get you going. You need Monster. Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to try tell you how good their products are. At Monster, we do things differently — because Monster Energy is not just a drink. It’s a lifestyle in a can. We support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans.  We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. Monster is the relentless pursuit of victory, being your best, being at the top of your game. It is the most badass energy drink on the planet.
More Telecom

We are a premium, future-focused provider of nbn®, phone and mobile services to homes and businesses across Australia. We offer everything from SIM-only mobile plans, to MESH modem networks, to business-grade ethernet solutions - so whether your needs are big or small, we can help you get connected.

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NSW Ombudsman's Office – led by the NSW Ombudsman – is an independent and impartial integrity agency. We watch over most NSW public sector agencies and some community service providers. We help to ensure these organisations and their staff do their jobs properly and meet their responsibilities to the community. Image of the NSW Ombudsman logo 
As one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, Optus provides mobile, telephony, internet, satellite, entertainment and business network services.
Paratus Clinical, founded in 2015, was established to meet the increasing need for efficient, cost effective and quality delivery of Clinical Trials within Australia. We operate in 5 wholly owned clinical sites on the East Coast of Australia, conducting wide ranging research across Phases I – IV, with over 80 awarded clinical trials from world leading Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Contract Research Organisations. One of the founding members of the Pacific Clinical Research Network ANZ, a group which has 17 dedicated research sites across Australia and New Zealand.  
Red Frogs
The transition to uni can be one of the most exciting and challenging times in a young person's life. That's why you can find our crew supporting thousands of university students all year-round. Throughout the semester you will see us handing out water at parties, cooking pancakes, hosting cafe crawls and doing many other random acts of kindness to help support university students during their studies.
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Remedy Drinks

In the days where unhealthy and not-so-tasty drinks filled supermarket shelves, we cracked the code of all natural, no sugar and truly tasty kombucha. Fast forward 10 years and you can now find Remedy Kombucha, Sodaly, KICK and Shots on shelves around the world.

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Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software, and services across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure, and industries.  
Shine Drink is Australia's 1st nootropic energy drink. With natural nootropics and quality ingredients, Shine is made to make people think, feel, and do better. Found nationally in over +7,000 outlets including Coles, Coles Express, Ampol, 7-Eleven, Harris Farm, Zambrero, and many more. Shine logo 
Singapore Airlines

Enjoy exclusive perks travelling as a student with Singapore Airlines. Bring all the outfits you could ever need, with up to 50kg of checked baggage, and enjoy the flexibility of changing travel plans once without additional fees (subject to flight availability).

Available for KrisFlyer members with a verified student status, when travelling in Business, Premium Economy, and Economy Class.

Learn more

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St Vincent de Paul Society
Vinnies aims to help those in the community that are experiencing hardship. We are offering a wide range of services as well as volunteer opportunities. We would like to encourage young people to get involved, and for anyone that scans our EOI code on the day they will receive some free merch.
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Suntory BOSS Coffee is the No1 coffee in a can in Japan! Suntory BOSS Coffee started its history in 1992 in Japan. First was product launched in 1992 (shown top-left) and our team has gone on to develop numerous flavours and formats to meet each of our consumers expectations and tastes. We have perfected our Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Coffee from our coffee beans to the final product. We make continued efforts to provide the best quality RTD coffee we can offer. This is reflected in our corporate value of やってみなはれ “Yatte Minahare”. We have finally brought Suntory BOSS Coffee to Australia and New Zealand, and with it, our uniquely Japanese “flash brew” process. These products may be somewhat new to Australia and New Zealand, but originate from a storied 30-year-long legacy of masterful expertise. Suntory Boss Logo consisting of a mustached mans face circled by text.
Transport for NSW is the state's transport agency that provides bus, train, ferry, metro and light rail services across NSW. We are looking to increase public transport awareness amongst NSW students and encourage it to be their first mode of choice, whilst partnering with them to identify opportunities for further improvements in services and passenger experience. Image of Transport NSW logo 
Join 20 million students around the world who use the student coupon app UNiDAYS to take advantage of amazing student and graduate deals like free shipping, promo codes, coupons, freebies, giveaways and more to save money and live college life to the max! With UNiDAYS, you can also find expert learning, study and wellbeing tools.
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UniSuper is an Australian superannuation fund that provides superannuation services to employees of Australia's higher education and research sector. The fund has over 620,000 members. UniSuper is a not-for-profit company whose shareholders are 37 Australian universities and is governed by a corporate Trustee, UniSuper Limited. All the universities have representation on the Consultative Committee. Image of Unisuper logo
V Energy is powered by a tasty, top secret recipe containing guarana. Feel your best self and spread those positive vibes with V Energy. A capital V with yellow swirls behind it
Willoughby City Council Youth Services

WCC Youth Services offers young people 12-24 with 50% subsidised employment certification for courses like RSA, Barista Foundations, Job Readiness, First Aid, Food Safety etc. Chatswood Youth Centre offers young people a music rehearsal space fully equipped with instruments. Youth Services hosts youth events targeted at young people from diverse backgrounds. Upcoming events include, Discobility (an inclusive dance event for all abilities) and Mardi Gras Drag Trivia and more.