Young Business Leaders Program
Do you have a business or business idea that you're looking to take to the next level? We've got the perfect opportunity for you! Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce have partnered with BOP Industries' Young Entrepreneurs Hub to give year 7-12 students in the region the opportunity to take part in a term-long program to build and grow their business ideas.
Through a series of workshops and events, students will go from start to sell, building their businesses from the ground up with the help of expert facilitators, local mentors, and special guests.
The program kicks off with the Business Leaders Start-Up Day on the 21st April 2021 and we'd love to see you there.
Key Dates For 2021
YBL Startup Day
9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
This one-day event will see students work through a range of activities to develop their business idea from identifying customers, to product design, to branding. The day will culminate with students pitching their ideas.
YBL 8-Week Program
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesdays, 28th April - 16th June 2021
The afternoon sessions will allow students to develop their ventures as they work toward a launch at the end of the term. Each session will feature a masterclass on a select topic along with guided activities and work time.
YBL Launch Day
6:30am - 8:00am
Friday, 16th July 2021
Students will launch their businesses at the Combined Senior and Junior Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Club Beenleigh. This will be the perfect opportunity to put all they've learned to action!
Funding To Build Their Business
Throughout the program students will be able to apply for a micro-grant to buy materials and technology that will help them create their product and build their business.
Pitching to Senior Chamber of Commerce
High performing teams in the program will be able to pitch their ideas to the BYCC at their July chamber breakfast, highlighting their skills to possible mentors, investors and employers.
Young Entrepreneurs Hub Membership
A select number of sponsored places will be available for teams to join the BOP Industries team in the Young Entrepreneurs Hub over their school holidays to continue their impact.
Meet A Young Entrepreneur
This video features Nick from Power Kip, a young entrepreneur from Brisbane, who talks about his experience participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Hub in 2020. You’ll hear about the opportunities he had while in the hub, how the program helped him take the next steps for his business, and where Power Kip is now.
Still Have Questions? We Have Answers!
Who is the program for?
Do students need to atend every session?
We understand that students have increasingly busy schedules as they move through high school. Because of this, they do not need to attend every session throughout the term and we can catch them up on what they missed for one or two sessions. We do ask though that they try to attend as many sessions as they can.
Why should students participate?
This program has been designed to engage a diverse range of students, and we always say that you don't need to be the next Bill Gates to participate. This is a great program for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills whilst also learning how to start their own small business. It's very hands-on and will see students focusing on business ideas they are passionate about.
When and where does the program run?
Is there a cost to participants?
No, the program is fully sponsored by the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce