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It's a sad fact that half of all university leavers are under- or unemployed, but one way of bypassing that is to get inspired and start a business of your own.

startup.business is doing its honest best to make that happen for the hundreds of students that have been exposed to their Entrepreneurial Learning in Action Program which they’re now making available in a condensed five-day format for the school holidays. It will launch on July 16–20 at Reddam House School in Bondi North, Sydney.

The Young Entrepreneurs Holiday Program was inspired by a conversation between Phronesis Academy Co-founder and entrepreneur Jo Burston and former teacher Liz Jackson, who is now the startup.business Education and Program Director.

After finding success with their in-curriculum Entrepreneurial Learning in Action Program in schools across Australia (which involved a road trip covering more than 18,000 km) Burston and Jackson created the intensive five-day program which includes the startup.business pitch comp.

Pitch winners will be able to compete against other startup.business pitch comp winners at a national pitch day in November as part of Global Brilliant BusinessKids Day.

Program participants will be equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to think strategically; brainstorm creatively; collaborate; take action without fear of failure; and pitch their ideas to others. They will gain confidence and resilience in problem-solving, realising that if they take action and are persistent, they will find success.

The startup.business Entrepreneurial Learning In Action programs have been developed by academics using extensive research data and insights as hard specialised knowledge and soft personal skills find increasing relevance as the world of work changes.

Bookings and enquiries about the program can be made by contacting Education and Program Director Liz Jackson: liz@startup.business


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