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Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Festival Highlights

There are various highlights of the Celebration of Entrepreneurship.

The Alumni Association and Bond University Pitch Competition 2019

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October

As part of the 2019 Somerset Celebration of Entrepreneurship, students in the Senior School have the opportunity to participate in the Bond University Turbo Charged Startup Course in Entrepreneurship, culminating in the Alumni Association and Bond University Pitch Competition.

During the course, students will work in teams (of approximately six students) with Nick Richards (K10 Consulting) and other Australian entrepreneurs to transform a business idea into a thriving commercial entity.

At the conclusion of the course, all groups will pitch their business ideas to a panel of guest entrepreneurs including Nick Richards (K10 Consulting), Yasmin Grigaliunas (World's Biggest Garage Sale), and Dr James Birt (Bond University) in front of an audience of over 300 people. After the pitch, the winning groups’ business idea will be provided seed capital by the Somerset Alumni Association to start the business.

Mentoring support will be provided by alumnus Nick Richards of K10 Consulting and by Blue Lens Consulting to help the winning team with this startup process.

Participation in the Startup Course in Entrepreneurship is limited to 30 students.

Read Terms and Conditions here.

Entrepreneur Sessions

Tuesday 15 to Wednesday 16 October

The student sessions allow children from Prep to Year 12 from schools in Queensland and Northern New South Wales to meet a range of entrepreneurs. The exciting sessions and performances encourage children to view entrepreneurship as a viable career path.

Kidpreneur Precinct

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October

Somerset College’s Year 6 students will steal the show at the Celebration of Entrepreneurship in the Kidpreneur Precinct where they will sell their handmade products and services created with a $50 budget. Somerset College thanks Creel Price and the team at Kidpreneur for their support of this initiative.

Years 9 Business Stalls

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October

Somerset College’s Year 9 students have been tasked with challenge of feeding the masses at the 2019 Celebration of Entrepreneurship. Students have researched the target market and developed products to tempt the taste buds of festival attendees with production costs limited to $120.