Startup Stories – Tricia Martin (Virtual Intern)


March 3


08:00 am - 09:00 am

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University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N)

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Hear the experiences of an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the inside story.

Tricia Martin is a 2020 Technology IAward Finalist and Foundation of Young Australians Social Pioneer, focused on building practical and real-world solutions for young people’s career readiness. In response to an increasingly digital age and the rising youth unemployment that a COVID-19 climate has induced, Tricia knew that, more than ever, Hunter youth needed to be prepared for the world of work before finishing school.

In response, Tricia developed Virtual Intern, the Hunter region’s first online platform that provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills and build work mindsets through interactive digital internships. Working alongside local Hunter businesses and schooling communities, Tricia and the Virtual Intern team ensure students can build their understanding, awareness and skills in various work environments through completing and receiving feedback on project-based tasks that mirror the real world.

Alongside Virtual Intern, Tricia works in the Community Impact team at Ernst & Young. In this role, Tricia designs, develops and delivers behaviour-change programs for students in Australia and 40 other countries. Over 2 years, Tricia has worked with over 35,000 students through Australia in financial literacy and career readiness. Join us for Startup Stories and hear from Tricia how she’s building capacity and experience in our region’s youth.

Order of Proceedings

8:00AM – Zoom webinar commences and guests log in

8:05AM – Housekeeping and introduction

8:10AM – Overview from Tricia Martin

8:20AM – Participant submitted Q&A

8:50AM – Additional Q&A with live audience

9:00AM – Event concludes


What is I2N?

The University of Newcastle’s Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) fuels the success of innovators and entrepreneurs to build great businesses by connecting them with community, coaching, customers and capital. We do this through a range of programs across our I2N Hubs at Hunter Street, Williamtown, Muswellbrook and Honeysuckle (opening 2021).


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