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FFWD HUB 2020: Empowering International Students for Employability and Entrepreneurship.

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Blog Summary The NSW Government's FFWD HUB initiative offered international students a unique six-week entrepreneurship program, allowing them to create startups, build networks, and enhance employability. Operated during the pandemic, the program catered to students globally, fostering innovation and idea validation while providing personalized feedback.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government funded a six-week entrepreneurship program, called FFWD (Fast Forward) HUB to give international students an opportunity to create their own startups, build their local networks, and increase their employability. In the course of the project, students were challenged to test and validate their startup ideas while receiving personalized feedback on their progress.

The program was launched during COVID-19 amid one of the most turbulent times in global history. Any international student in NSW can have access to it regardless of whether they were in Australia or studying from their home country.

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