Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Free to Government High School Students – Victoria (Metro & Regional)
What is it?
Student Startup will introduce students to the entrepreneurial mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets as used in startups globally.
You will journey through a full entrepreneurial cycle of starting a business.
Why it's unique?
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Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Startup ideas usually come from an untapped opportunity or an identified problem or frustration that is personally experienced. In this section you will uncover how to unpack a problem/opportunity, distill this into a succinct statement that will be used throughout the program.
Understanding what value a startup provides is the backbone of all profitable business. In this module you will explore customer segments and the value the startup is aiming to provide.
This module is about how to develop the minimal viable startup offering based on the problem and value proposition. You will explore how to test our offering using digital and non digital processes.
Branding & Pitching
The program culminates with an exercise in branding and pitching.
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
It is best if you have been thinking about an idea before the session. Ideas can be technical, creative, business or mission oriented. The most important thing is that the idea relates in some way to your everyday life, like Cooper Waller. We will guide you through the process if you are struggling to come up with an idea.
The skills you learn in this program can also be applied to future business ideas or jobs.
The program is for government high school students in years 8-12 throughout Victoria, metro and regional.
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.
When you participate in the program:
- Your will learn critical entrepreneurial and employability skills, such as problem solving, customer centric design, business model development, and branding and presentation skills.
- You will learn about the value proposition map and business model canvas – two important tools used in the startup sector globally.
- Depending on student numbers you may work independently or in teams to design an original product prototype to address a real-world problem.
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.
You will require a computer or laptop, internet connection, a pen and paper.
We also ask that you set up in a place were you can concentrate to avoid distractions and interruptions.
Cameras and microphones are required to be switched on for full engagement.
From time to time we may change the offering to reflect demand and other operational reasons. If you’re looking for something outside these dates please click this link for a response or call back by the Program Manager.