What is Upstart

The Upstart Challenge program is an entrepreneurial program and business ideas competition for secondary school students.

We're working to build a culture where young people believe in themselves and their ability to start their own businesses at any time.

We're a not for profit on a mission to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and business start-up as a valid career option. We equip young people for the jobs of the future as the economic and employment landscape transforms.


We encourage students to solve problems. We teach them how to turn their ideas into real business opportunities. The real life experiences students get with Upstart will build their resilience and optimism in the future, preparing them for their chosen pathway.

Learn: Big Ideas

Find out how easy it is to come up with your own business or community idea!

Here's your chance to win some big buck! $300 Cash for a 3 minute video or online entry. 

Find out how

Create: Start-up Workshops

What does it take to bring your idea to life? Upstart entrepreneurs and mentors show you how.

Do: Pitching Showdown

Pitch to win! Is your team the best of the best? $1000 Cash and tech prizes up for grabs!

Are you the 2017 Upstart Entrepreneur of the Year? 

Register now

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