About Us

The Somerset Celebration of Entrepreneurship is an annual two-day festival held in September that acknowledges the problem solvers, creative thinkers and innovators of the Gold Coast and Queensland. Our Festival aims to bring together entrepreneurs and young people to share stories, collaborate and learn the secrets to success in the increasingly global workplace.

This year Somerset College is again conducting its Celebration of Entrepreneurship. This Celebration will deliver a programme which supports the growth of entrepreneurial skills amongst students.

Alongside our keynote speakers several other world celebrated entrepreneurs will attend the Festival and impart their wealth of knowledge to the students. The students will be able to hear first-hand stories of both successes and failures when taking the step into the business industry. In addition, select entrepreneurs will offer workshops to students to foster the entrepreneurial mindset.

The initiative will provide students with the knowledge, networks and hands-on experience to help them launch their own enterprises both now and in the future. We are very excited about bringing this exciting opportunity to the Somerset College community.

The Festival will occur 13 and 14 September 2022 and will involve many Somerset College Year 9 students operating business stalls to sell their products to the wider community. It will also involve our Year 6 students owning and operating their Kidpreneur stalls. Tickets to the event will be free.

Cordner Advisory Pty Ltd will also play an active role at the celebration by way of sponsorship of the Pitch Competition. Existing social enterprise partners of the College, including Mudgeeraba Special School, Guide Dogs Queensland, Rize Up, Still Waters and The Salvation Army will also be represented at the Festival, to share stories and opportunities in the growing area of Social Entrepreneurship.

From the Chairperson

Thank you for taking the time to review our festival. We believe passionately in the concept of the Celebration of Entrepreneurship – a festival celebrating the problem solvers, creative thinkers and innovators of the Gold Coast and Queensland.

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Social Entrepreneurship

Our support of these social entrepreneurs has been birthed out of the relationships that many of our staff, students and families have with these organisations.

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Somerset College relies on the support of the community to bring the Celebration of Entrepreneurship Festival to South-East Queensland school children.

Sponsor Us


The Festival is a very exciting and fun time and volunteers are crucial to the success of the festival. We invite you to share in the spirit of the Festival as a volunteer.

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Past Festivals

Our past festivals have seen a wide range of wonderful entrepreneurs attend.

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