Introduction to Entrepreneurship

1 or 2 day workshop intensives to design and launch high school students' mini-startup by applying methodologies used in startups globally.


Introduction to Entrepreneurship





Intro to Entrepreneurship

Startup Fundamentals

The Introduction to Entrepreneurship introduces students to the methodologies used in startups globally: the value proposition and business model canvases. Students progress through key stages from problem identification to ‘getting out of the building’. By the end of the program, students will have experienced a full cycle of how to test a ‘business idea’.

Register your EOI and we will get back to you on your preferred dates and other details.

Program Outline

Intro to Entrepreneurship

Problem Ideas

Students will be guided through a series of activities to identify an
everyday problem or opportunity that could be used to generate a new mini-startup.

Value Proposition

Using the Tech School simplified value proposition canvas, students will explore the key drivers which motivate potential customers to desire a product or service.


Based on hypothesis results, students will then creatively come up with possible solutions to address the problem.


Based on hypothesis results, students will then creatively come up with possible solutions to address the problem.


Students will be introduced to the business model canvas to get their idea ‘out of the building’.

Success Criteria


  • I can identify problems or opportunities for a startup.
  • I can use the value proposition to create and test a hypothesis.
  • I can ideate solutions for my idea based on ithe findings from the hypothesis test.
  •  can create a first version prototype.
  • I can create communication material to get my idea ‘out of the building’.

Education Week


Option 1: Mon 15 May
Option 2: Tue 16 May

School Group Bookings

Group bookings welcome

Year Levels

Suitable for students in Years 7-VCE

Duration (1 day Intensive)

Arrival and Registration: 9am
Program Start: 9:30am
Depart 2:30pm

Delivery Mode

In person at Banyule Nillumbik Tech School with no live or recorded streaming


61 Civic Drive, Greensborough

Skills & Capabilities


  • Enterprise
  • Digital Technologies
  • Humanities
  • Business Studies


  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking


  • Venture Design
  • Prototyping
  • Iterative Design




  • Fusionist
  • Innovation Manager
  • Behaviour Prediction Analyst


Student Startup introduces students to the entrepreneurial mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets as used in startups globally. Students will journey through a full entrepreneurial cycle of starting a mini-business.


To all government secondary colleges and independent schools program is offered free to all students across government and independent schools.


In the Introduction to Entrepreneurship program you will learn key entrepreneurial skills through immersive activities to kick start your business. Ideal for students who are just embarking on their entrepreneurship journey.


Students who successfully complete the Start stage may apply for the Student Startup Pre-Accelerator where they continue to develop a higher fidelity minimum viable product and also continue their customer discovery validation.


Selected teams who progress beyond Grow have the opportunity to apply for the Accelerator program which is an intensive semester long program.


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I personally liked this program as it didn't require much intense work as it was very laid back with plenty of time given to all elements.
It was an amazing program and I enjoyed it thoroughly!
I think it was a great way to do the program online and wish that my classes at school used similar techniques.
I really enjoyed this program and liked the approach that it took towards providing students with developing an idea.
My overall experience was awesome i really enjoyed the class. The teacher made me feel welcomed into this class and I really loved the experience. Thank you very much for this experience
Overall, I thought this class was very interesting and I was able to learn many things.

Teacher Reviews

Nadia TomarchioStudent Leadership, Voice and Agency Coordinator Northern College of the Arts and Technology
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The Introduction to Entrepreneurship Program provided our students the knowledge and skills to engage in the entrepreneurship process within a supportive and collaborative learning environment. They were able to identify, share and explore their business idea within a start-up framework from ideation through to a 2 minute pitch presentation using the latest online tools; Miro, Canvas, CAD.

The program allowed them to develop an MVP as they received personalised expert guidance and advice on their business idea. They enjoyed the applied learning experience and gained valuable IT, communication, problem-solving and presentation skills. An overall, great introduction into entrepreneurship that fosters student voice and agency in learning.



Most frequent questions and answers for our programs.

It is best that students spend time observing and reflecting on things that could be improved at school, home, or commuting. The most important thing is that the idea relates in some way to everyday life, like Cooper Waller. We will guide students through the process on the day.

The skills learnt in this program can also be applied to future business ideas or jobs.

Government and independent schools.

All sessions will be facilitated by startup experts from the Tech Schools, Melbourne Innovation Centre and mentors from our partners. Learn key entrepreneurial skills and work through a variety of activities to solve problems and create innovative solutions. You will use Zoom conferencing and other collaboration tools to participate in the program.

Visitor parking permits can be provided on the day, ask at registration desk.

Schools and or parents need to arrange transport for students to the venue. Arrive at 9am.

Students need to get their parents/guardian and teacher/schools permission before booking. Please use the Book Now button to register. If you have any issues please use this link to leave a message or get a call back from the Program Manager.

In Person

Attend the venue at 9:00am all materials required for the session will be provided by the Tech School.
Bring your lunch.

We are a Child Safe work environment and all adults require a working with children’s check. Unfortunately we are unable to permit parental use of Tech School facilities during the program delivery.

Forward this website to the student’s teacher and ask them to book a consultation with the Program Manager at this link to discuss further.