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Young Innovators & Entrepreneurs Excellence Program

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline. It is a mindset; a framework for thinking and acting that can empower people to succeed. And, in today’s rapidly changing, highly complex world, the need for entrepreneurial thinkers at all levels of society has never been greater. Employers are, in turn, asking schools to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in students before they are actively applying for jobs.

In 2020, the School will establish an Incubator for Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs.  The Incubator’s purpose is to inspire local and international students to become confident, well-educated young entrepreneurs to develop real startups that can foster positive change and happy, successful lives for individual and a range of communities. The Incubator strategically partners with mentors and organisations to provide a targeted E-STEAM curriculum in a fit-for-purpose learning environment.

Opportunities

In 2020, IGGS is excited to present a 12-week Student Entrepreneurship Program. Our Entrepreneur in Residence and IGGS Old Girl, Peta Ellis, has been building communities and delivering entrepreneurial programs for six years. Along with her partner companies, she is networked into a thriving ecosystem that grows innovative start-ups and produces a strong ecosystem of supporters.

Our students, like our entrepreneurs, deserve the very best we can deliver. This means partnering with some of Australia’s best content developers and facilitators to deliver tailored programs. Participants in the Student Entrepreneurship Program will aim to achieve the overall objective of learning how to create a business from ideation through to a pitch and launch event held for our wider community.

Eligibility

IGGS girls in Years 9 to 12.

Contact

For more information, please contact Mr Luke Wild, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, lwild@iggs.qld.edu.au.