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Innovate - Create - Educate

Meet The Team

BOP Industries is an Australian technology and education company on a mission to inspire the next generation of Young Innovators. 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 - BOP Industries

Scott Millar

Chief Trouble Maker (CEO)

As Chief Trouble Maker at BOP, Scott has the pleasure of working on a diverse range of exciting projects on a daily basis as he leads the team to inspire the next generation of digital creators. Starting the company as a 14-year-old, now as a 22-year-old CEO Scott is learning quickly and loving every second.

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Maddie Panther

Program Manager

Maddie is our incredible program manager who oversees the development of projects and program. Having a Masters in Primary Education Maddie loves working with students and teachers to ensure that programs we bring to life are fun, hands on and exciting in ever way.

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Sophie Diehm

Program Assistant

Having a background in Education, Sophie has a love for all things theatre and learning. Working with students she encourages them to have big ideas and helps them understand how they can achieve them.

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Lily Kennedy

Workshop Facilitator

Lily is one of our workshop facilitators here at BOP and brings a wealth of experiences, expertise, passion and knowledge to the BOP team.

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Georgia Brennan

Workshop Facilitator

With a passion for teaching Georgia is is an incredible workshop facilitator who knows how to create memorable experiences for all students.

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Emma Hills

Head Of Operations

Emma is our Head of Operations here at BOP and oversees all of our projects and programs to ensure we are delivering the best experience to our students. With a background in business management and global development, Emma is well versed in creating an exceptional experience for everyone .

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Elliott Mitchell

Program Coordinator 

With a background in International Business and Psychology Elliott is part of our core team here at BOP. He loves being in the classroom working with students to help them to develop their ideas and to aid their creative thinking. 

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Joshua Phillips

Program Assistant

With a love for film and creativity, our workshop facilitator Josh has a passion of inspiring youth to be confident in their decisions and to think outside the box.

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Jasmine Bower

Workshop Facilitator

Jasmine has a love for researching and shaping future generations. Her passion and experience allows her to have a strong ability to connect with students in her programs. 

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You?!

Next BOP Industries Superstar

We're always on the lookout for new humans who are excited to work with us! Check out our current positions available or send through an expression of interest to join our team!

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:

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Innovators

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

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Entrepreneurs

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

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Lifelong Learners

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

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Global Citizens

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

Our Story

A group of 14-year-olds, $100 investment and a school business project... 

BOP looked very different in 2014 compared to how we look now. With a big blue logo made in Microsoft Word, a two page business plan, and a bucketload of ambition, we hit the local markets with our laser cut 'Hash-Tag' key rings as part of a year nine business project. That was how BOP (Buy Our Product) first came to life and that's how we started our journey growing the company from the fledgling school project, to the leading organisation it is today.

After making $400 profit within a term of selling key rings at local markets we, as a group of teenagers, were pretty happy with our return on investment and thought we'd give this business a shot and before too long we found ourselves selling thousands of key rings a month as year 10 students and servicing clients around the world.

From there we found ourselves diving headfirst into the events and marketing sector with our 'Holograms By BOP'. Initially launched off the back of a youtube tutorial teaching us how to make holograms out of cut out CD cases 'Holograms By BOP' grew quickly, becoming one of Australia's leading holographic entertainment companies as we graduated high school. 

Graduating high school at 17 we were approached by a number of teachers asking us if we could help teach their students how to do what we did. With an increased focus on 21st century skills in education, schools were being pressured by industry, government and the community to equip their students for the workforce of the future, by teaching them skills around entrepreneurship, innovation and global citizenship. That was where we came in.

Initially running a handful of workshops in regional Queensland, word of our programs travelled fast and now, 4 years later our team have had the pleasure of working with over 65,000 students in 36 locations around the world

Today we work with schools, government, and industry partners around the world as we deliver programs ranging in topics from smart cities to innovation in aviation, entrepreneurship 101, ethics in technology and more. On top of this we also have the pleasure of collaborating with our clients on projects that see us reviewing and developing curriculum, designing classroom resources, building workbooks and more! 

We're on a mission to deliver real, relevant, and relatable programs to primary and high school students that get them excited about learning, and about the amazing opportunities available to Generation Z. Working with our industry partners we aim to bridge the gap between the industry and the classroom as we show students how they can bring their passions to life in the workforce of the future. 

It's been quite a wild ride, but we have loved every second!