Senior Advisor, International Relations
Chief Executive Officer - Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Having earned a reputation as a leading figure in entrepreneurship both globally and in Australia, Nick Kaye brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Kaye was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship for a decade.
Stockholm is recognised as second only to Silicon Valley in terms of successful tech start-ups, and Kaye’s tenure saw the school build its world-class reputation for educating students who have gone on to extraordinary business success, including three start ups worth more than US$500m each
His key initiatives included a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between Sweden’s five leading universities representing medicine, technology, business, design, law, and the natural sciences; the introduction of an innovative new curriculum; exchange programs with distinguished universities around the globe; and an annual series of international conferences and events.
In 2013, on behalf of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Kaye accepted the prestigious Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center’s (GCEC) Award for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines, and he now sits as a judge for future GCEC awards.
Kaye continues to act as a Senior Advisor, International Relations, to the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
Possessing a global perspective, Kaye has initiated, contributed to, and presented at conferences and workshops in more than 22 countries. He has served on the boards and steering committees of various organisations including the International Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Policy, TiE Nordic, the Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Stockholm, the Idea to Product Global Competition, the Transit Incubator, and Connect Eastern Sweden.
Kaye holds certificates from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, MIT Sloan School of Management, and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was awarded a Master of Science Degree, with distinction, in international business and finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, and has Bachelor Degrees in Arts and in Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship is a prestigious new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, established with a $25 million investment by NSW Government. With a wealth of global experience, Kaye will lead the not-for-profit school with a focus on providing access to practical training, support and mentoring for students looking to establish and operative innovative businesses in NSW while looking to establish NSW as the epicentre of entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific region.