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Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Festival Highlights

There are various highlights of the Celebration of Entrepreneurship.

The Bond University, Turbo Charged Start-Up Course in Entrepreneurship

Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October

With the support of Bond University and in collaboration with Start-Up Apprentice and Blue Lens Consulting, students have the ability to engage in an intensive entrepreneurial workshop with experts in the field. Students who participate in the Turbo Charged Start-Up Course in Entrepreneurship have the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the Pitch Night on Wednesday 10 October. The winners of the pitch competition will win a cash prize to help them start their venture. In addition, the winners will be provided with the opportunity to partner with Blue Lens Consulting to help turn their new idea into a commercial reality.

Entrepreneur Sessions

Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 11 October 2017

The student sessions allow children from Prep to Year Twelve 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.

Somerset College Alumni Association Middle Years Pitch Competition

Wednesday 11 October 2017

There are many Somerset College Alumni who have taken an entrepreneurial career path. These alumni return to the College to help current students in Years 6, 7, 8 and 9 to develop a commercially viable business idea. The emphasis in this competition is for students to develop a business which could be started immediately. It is anticipated these new businesses could be operated while students are still studying at school. Some financial support and mentoring will be provided by the Somerset Alumni Association to help winning students turn their idea into a reality.

Film Competition Evening

Tuesday 10 October 2017

To celebrate the entrepreneurship and innovation associated with film making, students from across Queensland will have the opportunity to showcase their short films on a big screen in the Towers Quad. At this event, students will be able to engage in a panel discussion with Manon Lewis and other representatives of the Gold Coast film industry. Prizes will be awarded for the best short film – further details to be announced soon!

The Pitch Night

Wednesday 11 October 2017

This will occur on the final night of the festival. It will involve students participating in the Bond University Turbo Charged Start-up Course in Entrepreneurship pitching their ideas to the community in search of start-up capital. There will be a panel of guest judges and a keynote address from one of Queensland's most successful entrepreneurs.