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.
What time commitment is expected from me?Students take one day each week out of classroom studies to attend. The hub is open and staffed from 9am - 5pm and the day you attend will be decided by yourself and your school.
What does a day in the YE Hub look like?The program students follow at the Young Entrepreneurs Hub is tailored to each student so no two days will be the same. Your program is based on where you are in your business journey and what you are aiming to achieve from the program. Across the program, you can expect mini masterclasses delivered by the Hub Manager, curated resources, mentoring sessions, reflective time and learning events.
Where is the YE Hub located?The Young Entrepreneurs Hub is hosted at the Brisbane Business Hub. This is located at 155 Queen Street, Brisbane above the Regent Theatre.
What do I need to bring?We ask that students bring a device (preferably a laptop) to work on as well as morning tea and lunch for the day. We've got plenty of stationary, 3D printers and other goodies!
What do I wear?When you join the hub you'll receive a branded black Young Entrepreneurs Hub t-shirt which we ask that you wear when you visit. You can wear this with black pants or a skirt and closed-in shoes of your choice
Who else will be there?Other young entrepreneurs participating in the program will also be in the hub along with the BOP Team who are there to support and guide you. The building that the Young Entrepreneurs Hub is hosted in is home to over 100 startups, entrepreneurs and businesses working across industries so across the course of the semester you'll have a chance to meet some of them too.