Centre for Continuing Education

Alex Carpenter

Alex Carpenter


Alex has founded six businesses all in different industries, covering produce wholesaling, hospitality supplies, event promotions, gift hampers, a bicycle brand and a tourism company.

Alex runs the University of Sydney’s campus wide entrepreneurship program, Genesis. In it’s eleventh year, Genesis has helped more than 1000 entrepreneurs and supports students, staff and alumnus develop and validate business, whilst contributing $50,000 worth of seed funding annually.

Alex teaches a range of courses at the University of Sydney including Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Future of Business, Social Entrepreneurship and Global Business. He holds a Bachelor of Managerial Accounting from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Educational Psychology from the University of Sydney.

Alex is passionate about teaching the skillset of an entrepreneur to prepare people for the ever-changing Australian economic environment.

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