Do you want to know how to get an online business started?

Come to the Young Startups Workshop featuring Jake Munday, Anton Harrison-Kern & Dr Richard Helmer

YOU'LL LEARN
  • how to create your own website & online revenue streams
  • tips to reach your audience through social media
  • how to get funding & more!

$10 at the door, includes pizza

Calling all stargazers, trailblazers, community builders, go-getting entrepreneurs, pioneers, change-makers, movers and shakers of all ages. Join us for a fun, interactive evening of outside-the-box thinking and experience being part of an entrepreneurial community. Collaborate and create exciting opportunities for your business, family and community. Join us to be part of our live pitch night as six teams of young entrepreneurs showcase their breakthrough ideas to compete in the 2017 Upstart Challenge.

Includes networking opportunities.

Drinks on arrival and hot food provided.

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Need a hand with your Big Ideas Entry? Our mentors are ready to help! Between May 9 & May 26 you can book a session with one of our mentors to help you through any blocks with your Big Ideas Entry. Book an On Demand Mentoring session here

Join us for Afternoon Tea as we celebrate this year's Big Ideas entries and award the winners!

Creative thinker Jason Clarke once again joins the Upstart team to deliver an inspiring afternoon as we celebrate the 80+ ideas from students from across the region who participated in the 2017 Big Ideas program.

Get your entries in before May 31 to be in the running for $25,000 of prizes!

Enter here

Need a hand with your Big Ideas Entry? Our mentors are ready to help! Book an On Demand Mentoring session here

Young Entrepreneur Jake Munday shares his journey; the highs and lows, the successes and challenges, where he finds opportunity and the lessons he's learned along the way.

Come along, meet Jake and the mentors who can help you with your Big Idea.

The 2017 Upstart Challenge starts here, with $25,000 prize pool up for grabs! 

Join us at the Upstart Ideas Lab; a high-energy ideas filled session to create, progress and evaluate business and social ideas. 

Want to be your own boss or do some good in the world? 

No experience required just come along and be a part of it! 

There’s a role for everyone in building an entrepreneurial community – find yours here!

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Calling all trailblazers, go-getting entrepreneurs, change-makers and community builders!

 


Join us to experience how thinking differently creates exciting possibilities for your business, family and community

Enjoy networking opportunities with likeminded people


Upstart Alumni: Where are they now?


Geelong Entrepreneurs' Matthew Fletcher finds out more from Upstart's young entrepreneurs

Find out about our exciting plans for the 2017 Upstart Challenge and how your business or school can get involved to inspire and educate our next generation of global entrepreneurs and job creators.

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You're invited to attend our feature event, the 2016 Business Dinner & Pitching Showdown for a night of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship & fun! See the Geelong region's next generation of global entrepreneurs & job creators pitching their ideas to a 200-strong business audience.

Online bookings are now open at https://www.trybooking.com/MAIR


Join us for Afternoon Tea as we celebrate this year's Big Ideas entries and award the winners!

Creative thinker Jason Clarke once again joins the Upstart team to deliver an inspiring afternoon as we celebrate the 140+ students from across the region who participated in the 2016 Big Ideas program.

People's Choice Award
All Big Ideas entries will be on display to enjoy and be inspired by the creative thinking our young people have demonstrated.

Come along and vote for your favourite!

Exhibition of entries, registration and refreshments 4.30 – 5.00pm
Award presentations 5-6pm

Join us for this session where you can work with one of our Upstart Mentors on your Big Idea!

You'll get expert help on your idea and your entry - why not pop along after school and join in - you never know who you will meet!

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How do you find out what customers really want?

How does your idea stack up? How can you be different?

Find out more info@upstartchallenge.com.au

Find out where ideas come from and how to create your own Big Idea! With Mindworker Jason Clarke

Register to attend 

Join us at the 2016 Upstart Challenge Launch!

Bookings open

Get "in the zone" with a visit to the Pitching Showdown Venue where you can take the opportunity for that final practice and visualise your perfect pitch on the big night!

This session is all about pulling together the learning from previous sessions and nailing that perfect pitch


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