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Young Business Leaders

Preparing Young People With The Skills To Build, Launch, And Grow Their Own Small Businesses



About The Program

The Young Business Leaders program has been created as an opportunity for young people across the local community to develop their skills in entrepreneurship as they build their own business over the course of a school term.

Often delivered in partnership chambers of commerce and industry, and facilitated by the experienced team of BOP facilitators, this term long program brings together students as they develop their knowledge and understanding, connect with mentors, access seed funding, and work to bring their ideas to life as they turn their interests into viable businesses that they can launch for under $100.

The Young Business Leaders program commences with a full day hackathon at the beginning of term to bring students together to develop their understanding of entrepreneurial pathways, form teams, and develop the foundation of their ideas. This fast faced day features a series of hands on challenges, networking activities, and the opportunity for students to hear from business leaders in their local community as they consider what type of business they might like to create in the program.

After the hackathon, students then return to their school communities to participate in a series of virtual masterclasses that take place online after school on one afternoon each week. Each 60-minute masterclass has been designed to help students develop their skills and understanding as they bring their business to life. Weekly topics that students will learn about include branding, marketing, product design, value propositions, business models, pricing, customer personas, launch strategies, and budgeting.

During the term there is also the opportunity to offer students up to $100 per team in 'Seed Capital'. This funding is often raised in the form of sponsorship from local businesses and goes directly towards helping students purchase the materials they need to launch their business.

At the conclusion of the term, students then come together for a Showcase Event to highlight all the work they have done over the course of the term, and to showcase their new businesses to members of the local community. Often hosted in partnership with a chamber of commerce breakfast, or as a school event for parents, teachers and the broader community, this event allows students to launch their business, and be acknowledged for their hard work.

The Young Business Leaders Program is a fantastic opportunity for schools and organisations looking to build entrepreneurial capability across their community in a fun and engaging way.

Age Group

This program has been designed specifically for High School students. It is designed for delivery for Grade 3-12 students.

Program Length

This program has been designed to be delivered over a full school term (10 weeks) in length.

Topics Covered

In this program we will be covering the following topics:

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Case Studies

Our Young Business Leaders program is an incredibly popular program for schools and organisations looking to inspire and empower their next generation of young business leaders.

Examples of how schools have utilised this program in the past include:

Beenleigh Yatala Chamber Of Commerce | Year 7-10: A term long program for schools in the chamber network to help build capability and experience for young people in the local community. To find out more, click here.

Young Entrepreneurs Hub | Year 8-12: A year long program for high school students looking to build, launch, and commercialise their own businesses while they're still in school. To find out more, click here.

We understand that ever school and class are different which is why we work to tailor every program we deliver to fit your context.

Let's Chat

We understand that every school and every class is different. If you'd like to chat further about how we can make this program the best fit for your context, book a free 15-minute call with our team of facilitators to chat further! 

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