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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 and Pitch Night

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October

As part of the 2018 Somerset Celebration of Entrepreneurship, students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to participate in the Bond University Turbo Charged Startup Course in Entrepreneurship. During this course, students will work in groups of approximately 6 students with 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 over dinner to a Panel of guest entrepreneurs including Mark Sowerby (2017 Queensland Chief Entrepreneur), Orange Sky (2017 Queensland Young Australians of the Year) and Edda Hamar (2017 Queensland Young Entrepreneur of the Year). After the pitch, the winning groups’ business idea will be given seed capital to start the business.

Mentoring support will be provided by Blue Lens Consulting to help the winning group with this startup process. Participation in the Startup Course in Entrepreneurship is limited to 30 students.

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Entrepreneur Sessions

Tuesday 16 to Wednesday 17 October

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 16 October

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.

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Orange Sky Party

Tuesday 16 October

This free community event is for the whole family. The Startup Party is a night of festivities to celebrate social entrepreneurship and the wonderful ways in which not for profit organisations can give back to the community. Our Year 9 and 10 students will provide the food and drink for the event, and our Year 6 Club Kidpreneurs will be selling their products and services throughout the evening. This year our special guests include Orange Sky and Edda Hamar.

Club Kidpreneur Precinct

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October

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

Years 9 and 10 Business Stalls

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October

Somerset College’s Year 9 and 10 students have been tasked with challenge of feeding the masses at the 2018 Celebration of Entrepreneurship. Students have researched the target market and developed products to tempt the tastebuds of festival attendees with production costs limited to $120.