If you are a Year 7-12 student: 

Here’s your chance to win some big bucks! $300 for a 3 minute video or 500 word idea! Come up with a commercial or community BIG IDEA to positively change your world!

For an overview of how to enter, watch this short video. For more detailed information on entering the competition, watch this video. You can watch both, and be super-informed!

Students - Register Now

If you are an educator or a parent / guardian:
We need your encouragement and support. Help students test their entrepreneurial skills and encourage more informed decisions about their employment future. This video can give you some tips on how to help.

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If you are in business: 

Share your entrepreneurial and business experiences as a mentor to participating teams. Your support is vital to help us grow a ‘start-up’ culture in world challenged by economic transformation. To register as a mentor, click here.

Be a sponsor:
Support Geelong’s next generation of innovators and job creators by sponsoring Upstart Challenge. See the benefit of being promoted as an organisation interested in our young people, innovation and job creation. And watch this video for hints on how your sponsorship can help.

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