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Year 10 Entrepreneurs

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Week 8, Term Two, 2019

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Twenty-two lucky Year 10 Business and Entrepreneurship students attended an interactive entrepreneurship experience at the University of Queensland Ideas Hub, St Lucia, Brisbane campus, 11 June. The Ideas Hub was established in 2015, and since its inception has been a key pillar of the UQ entrepreneurship framework.

Students engaged in collaborative activities that encouraged them to see their problems as business and career opportunities. They worked through several modules with University of Queensland post-graduate students and lecturers. These modules included:

• Ideation – brainstorming and problem identification
• Market Validation – testing the idea with target customers
• Team building – communication and networking to bring the idea to life
• Pitching – presenting your idea to potential investors

By the end of the session, students had developed ideas for solutions to challenges as diverse as workload stress for high-school students, disagreements with parents about fashion, and the lack of access to sporting equipment for indigenous teenagers.

The students had a fantastic day, and particularly enjoyed a tour of the University of Queensland campus. Special thanks must go to Mr Stewart Moore and Mr Attoe who drove the College bus for the excursion, and to Mr Oman who organised the logistics of the trip.

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