Student Startup Academy

In partnership with Melbourne Innovation Centre, Hume Whittlesea LLEN & Banyule Nillumbik LLEN

Term: 3-4

Program Type: Immersion Program (Entrepreneurship) & Statewide Program

Duration: 5 days

Year Level: 8-12 via application (limited program spaces)

Available to all Years 8-12 Victorian students via application, the Student Start-Up Academy program provides the next
step for young entrepreneurs, following the completion of our Introduction to Entrepreneurship program.

Students will work through the essential steps for creating a business with the support of highly-credentialed experts from Melbourne Innovation Centre. Students will develop critical entrepreneurial and employability skills including problem solving, customer centric design, business model development, data analysis/measurement and project execution, culminating with a live pitch event.

The Academy program is a 5-day experience providing access to seed investment, co-working spaces, workshops, mentors, and public pitch experience.

Check back soon for our 2021 dates. 

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Success Criteria

Students can justify enterprise opportunities

Students can explain start-up and lean methodology theories

Students can develop prototypes of business model solutions

Skills Focus

Business Model Development

Collaboration & Communication

Customer-centric Design

Data Analysis & Innovation

Problem Solving & Project Execution


Critical & Creative Thinking

Personal & Social

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