By Southern Sydney Innovation Network

April 24, 2023

Member Profile – Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE)

Quick summary

We are thrilled to welcome SSE to our member community, Australia's first and only Government initiated school of entrepreneurship.

We are thrilled to welcome SSE to the SSIN Community!


Rethinking Your Financial Future with school girls at Tamworth, 2022

Established in 2016, the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) strives to deliver best-in-class entrepreneurship education to diverse communities.

Their purpose is to build Australia’s knowledge and skills economy and remove barriers to employment for more individuals by delivering work-relevant skills training and learning pathways.

As a national, independent not-for-profit organisation, SSE’s mission is to widen access for more people to pursue opportunities that will help lay the foundations for new and more inclusive prosperity.

Their endeavours support equitable and inclusive access to future jobs. SSE works in collaborative partnership with industry, government, councils, community, and education providers to help build Australia’s skills economy and remove barriers to employment for more individuals.

Driven by a belief that entrepreneurship is a powerful catalyst for change, SSE aims to empower more individuals with the skills to create a better future.

In February, SSE delivered ‘Invest in Yourself’ to a cohort of inspiring young Aboriginal leaders from Gomeroi Culture Academy in Tamworth


Dr. Sarah Jones

Dr Sarah Jones is the CEO of Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE). She is a dedicated and passionate leader with proven capability in the delivery of business outcomes and leading significant change. She is an experienced strategist and transformational leader with a proven ability to forge, inspire and mobilise multi-disciplinary and cross-organisational teams to achieve ambitious outcomes. She’s passionate about the transformative nature of education and is committed to improving the lives and outcomes of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Sarah has a PhD from the University of Sydney and almost twenty years of combined leadership, research, teaching, and strategic operational experience in higher education and large matrix organisations.

As CEO, Dr. Sarah Jones is responsible for leading a high-performing team to inspire change, deliver impact, and realise SSE’s vision to enhance growth mindsets, entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking across diverse communities—empowering positive global impact now and in the future. SSE’s programs help create the next generation of innovative thinkers, creative researchers, and life-changing entrepreneurs as they tackle real-world challenges using the latest learnings and practices from the global entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems.

Blending professional and industry expertise with critical pedagogy in her daily work practice, Sarah believes passionately in engaged practice and the power and importance of culture. A core aspect of her leadership style and teaching philosophy is to foster critical thinking, engaged collaboration, and a desire for lifelong learning.

Engage With SSE

As an internationally recognised and nationally positioned leader in entrepreneurship education, they are always looking for ways to collaborate to provide impactful opportunities for skills growth.

With a partnership base of over 100 organisations across government, education providers, industry and community, we have the passion, experience and networks to support a large range of projects – big or small.

Their programs equip participants with the skills, confidence, and tools required for entrepreneurial mindsets and innovative problem-solving. Whether participants are looking to solve a local or global problem, start a business of their own, or build entrepreneurship skills, SSE provides them with experiential, real world and industry connected learning opportunities.

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