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Celebration of Entrepreneurship 2018

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Week 1, Term Two, 2018

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This year Somerset College is conducting its second Celebration of Entrepreneurship. This festival will again deliver a programme to support the growth of entrepreneurial skills among Somerset College students and other senior school students from across South East Queensland.

We are very excited to again bring this exciting opportunity to the Somerset College community and are pleased to announce our speakers include Dr Clarence Tan (NASA’s Singularity University), Mark Sowerby (2017 Queensland Chief Entrepreneur), Ben Southall (Winner Best Job in the World Competition 2009), Orange Sky Laundries (Young Australians of the Year in 2016), Edda Hamar (Queensland Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017), Marc Orchard (Fisburners), Dr John Surie (Fire Shaper), Michael Metcalf (Kynd), Baden U’Ren (Bond University), Fabienne Costa (YCL Jewels), Wayne Gerard (Red Eye), Scott Mackintosh (Scooter Hut), Nimrod Klayman (University of Queensland). A draft of the 2018 Programme can be found here.

The Festival will be held 16 to 17 October this year, and will involve our Year 6 Kidpreneurs and our Year 10 Business and Entrepreneurship students, who will operate business stalls to sell their products to the community. In addition, tickets to the event are again free of charge. Existing partners of the College, including Mudgeeraba Special School, Guide Dogs Queensland, Rize Up, Still Waters and The Salvation Army to name a few, will be represented at the Festival to share stories and opportunities in the growing area of Social Entrepreneurship.

We are excited to announce we have limited opportunities in the programme for parents, alumni and the wider community to sponsor the 2018 Somerset Celebration of Entrepreneurship. Gold and Platinum sponsors have the unique opportunity to lead a one-hour session at the Festival and associate their business with both the Somerset and wider entrepreneurial community on the Gold Coast. In 2017 over 5,000 people attended the Festival in its first year and interest in the 2018 event is significantly growing. This is a wonderful chance to support entrepreneurship education on the Gold Coast while also promoting your business.

Please contact Dane Oman at the College via email: doman@somerset.qld.edu.au to pursue this amazing opportunity.

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