Innovate - Create - Educate

Meet The Team

BOP Industries is an Australian technology and education company on a mission to inspire the next generation of Digital Creators. We aim to inspire, empower and engage 'Generation Z' showing them the amazing things they can do from anywhereat any age. Through our innovation camps, workshops, masterclasses and various other engagements we have the pleasure of working with students, parents, teachers and industry leaders around the world to innovate, create and empower

Scott Millar

Chief Trouble Maker (CEO)

Head honcho here at BOP Industries and technology and startup addict! Coming from a performing arts background, Scott loves all things to do with creativity, and his nerdy side loves exciting new STEM advancements. Combine those and add a bit of business and what do you get? Everything BOP! 

Ally Hei Yik Cheung

Idea Incubator

Ally is a fantastic addition to the BOP team, bringing with her a diverse range of knowledge, experience and ideas! With a keen interest in everything from STEM to innovation, Ally loves seeing how young people can help make a difference in their local communities. 

Matthew Sharp

Chief Energiser

Matthew is an asset to the BOP team and brings an abundance of energy that always gets the students up and moving. With an infectious enthusiasm, he loves to encourage students to think outside the box and dream big. You'll often see him brainstorming with students on how to bring their ideas to life.

Annie Butler

Innovative Educator

With a background in primary education and STEM in the classroom, we're so excited to have Annie on the team here at BOP. Annie loves to connect ideas, opportunities and learnings and is always working to provide as much value as possible to everyone she meets, including our amazing teachers and students. 

Vivek Balakrishnan

Engineer Extraordinaire 

Vivek is one of our lead engineers on the BOP Industries team and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in engineering, design and STEM concepts. Vivek has a passion for helping young people innovate and create to solve problems in their local community and he loves to show them how fun and creative STEM can be!

Sarah Doyle

Community Cultivator

Sarah brings a fantastic energy and plenty of excitement to every classroom she steps into. With a performing arts and journalism background Sarah is passionate about combining the arts with science and technology to inspire and empower students. Sarah loves getting students excited about their future as she works with them to innovate and create. 

Brianna Lyons

Head Of Happiness

Brianna is always a ray of sunshine and happiness in every workshop and manages to pass that onto everyone she comes into contact with. With a positive outlook on everything and a fantastic ability to help students work through challenges, Brianna is an asset to every workshop.  

Nonto Nkiwane

Head Facilitator + Classroom Wizard

Nonto is one of our classroom wizards here at BOP. Nonto can often be found helping students brainstorm and work through their ideas throughout a workshop to come up with creative and unique solutions. Growing in Zimbabwe, Nonto is a big believer in diversity in teams and promoting women in STEM. 

Max King

Esports Inspirier 

Not long out of high school himself, Max brings a rich bank of knowledge to the BOP team when it comes to Esports and the power of Esports in education. A keen gamer himself, Max loves to show students the handy skills they can develop through video games, whilst also ensuring they're looking after their mental health at the same time. 

Sofia Hilmi

Head Of Smiles

Sofia is a vital part of the BOP family! Her bubbly personality, positive energy and massive enthusiasm for learning, allows her to interact and engage with a wide range of students. Being a bit of science and maths nerd, she will always chase after any opportunity to show her love for STEM in pursuit of encouraging others to see the incredible things about it as well. 

Joshua Zaghini

Leadership Legend

Josh is one of our lead facilitators here at BOP and he is a force in the classroom! With a bright and bubbly personality, the ability to quickly connect with students, and with a passion for education, Josh loves to show students the amazing things they can do at any age, from anywhere. 

Ranita Atcheson

Passion Pursuer 

Ranita has a passion for inspiring and empowering students and working with them to find their passion. With a diverse range of skillsets, Ranita loves working in the STEM space to help students understand complex problems and concepts as develop innovative solutions. 

Samantha Taylor

Business Brainiac 

A passionate business student herself, Samantha loves to get into the classroom and show students the amazing opportunities that business brings to them. A firm believer that anyone can start businesses at any age, from anywhere, Samantha loves to work with students of all ages to help them unlock their potential as they fall in love with business. 

Celine Oon

STEM Champion

Celine is one of BOP's amazing STEM facilitators, full of verve and enthusiasm! Her favourite thing to do during workshops is ask questions that make students stop and think. Celine hopes that her work here at BOP will encourage the youth of today to step up, innovate, and ultimately make the world a better place.

What We Do 

We are a young, fun company with passionate facilitators trained to connect with students as we bring innovation into the classroom. With a wide range of programs, we are able to cater for students from across faculty areas as we work to inspire the next generation of digital creators, ensuring our students are prepared for the workforce of the future. 

 

We work to deliver 21st-century skills to students in a fun and engaging way whilst also building on their general capabilities. In our programs we aim to inspire the following qualities in all of our students:

Innovators

We aim to inspire innovators that think outside of the box and push boundaries with their creations.

Entrepreneurs

We aim to inspire entrepreneurs that are constantly looking for links between their learning and the real world.

Lifelong Learners

We aim to inspire lifelong learners that are constantly working to gain a deeper understanding.

Global Citizens

We aim to inspire global citizens that are focussed on fixing the issues facing our world today. 

Our Story

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 40,000 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! 

 

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