Innovate - Create - Educate
Meet The Team
BOP Industries was started by our founder, Scott Millar, at age 14 with a group of friends as part of a school business venture in grade 9. Originally selling their original product, the Hash-tag keyrings, the group had great success, getting practical business experience and learning a great deal along the way whilst selling their product in their school community. When the program concluded Scott decided to continue the business as his own venture over the holidays, continuing to sell the keyrings at local markets and online.
The business grew quickly as Scott gained experience, from managing suppliers and customers to running social media and everything in-between. He continued to experiment with new products and variations and gradually got more and more orders.
In September of 2015 Scott found a youtube tutorial on Facebook that claimed to teach people how to make their own hologram out of CD cases. After watching Star Wars and Iron Man as a child, Scott couldn't wait to try it out and with a bit of work (and a lot of CD cases) he had created his very own hologram display. The hologram created by this tutorial worked but Scott believed he could make it better and set to creating a proper hologram display.
Within 7 days of finding the youtube tutorial, and with a bit of help from his design teachers at school, the first hologram displays were ready to launch. Initially selling at local markets and online there was a great reception and a lot of interest with orders sold to countries across the world. People were using our displays for a range of purposes and quickly we got interest from bigger business.
Two weeks after launching the holograms Scott found himself sitting in the head office for one of Brisbane's biggest marketing companies looking at how the holograms could be used in the events space.
Since then we have developed a range of different hologram units for a number of different purposes. Running events across the country and gaining more team members to ensure we deliver the best possible service to our clients we look forward to growing with a number of plans for the near future.
After graduating year 12 in 2017 Scott took some time to reflect on his journey running a technology business in school and it was through this reflection that he decided to start what we now know as BOP education. Scott took the view that if he could learn how to run a business whilst still in school, surely other students could do the same.
After getting swamped with interest from local schools we set to work developing a whole range of educational programs for primary and high school students teaching them about technology with a focus on creativity, entrepreneurship and storytelling. Since beginning these workshops in early 2018, we have worked with over 16,000 students across Australia and we're looking forward to expanding our reach as we grow. Our mission is to show young people just how amazing they can be and it's been wonderful seeing the amazing things they are achieving.
That is our story so far, but we look forward to continuing the journey and will surely be adding to this very soon. Follow us on the social media links below to see what we are up to at the moment and let us know what you think, we would love to hear from you!