Young Entrepreneurs Hub
Helping Young People Build Their Businesses
Do you have a business idea that you would love to bring to life? Join us at the Young Entrepreneurs Hub to work with our team as you build and launch your own business!
Our Young Entrepreneurs Hub has been designed to help high school students bring their business ideas to life. Hosted at the WeWork Co-Working Space, and facilitated by the BOP team, this is a great opportunity for young people looking to bring their business ideas to life.
Throughout the year we host a series of programs for young people to participate in throughout the school term and over the school holidays. At each program, students receive tailored support from the BOP Team, access to industry mentors, and opportunities to join specialised masterclasses to help them with their business.
With a program designed by young people, for young people, the Young Entrepreneurs Hub is a great way for you to get started on your business journey.
Since launching in 2020 we have had the pleasure of working with some amazing young people from across Queensland. Here are some of the businesses they are working on:
Lela Ann Swimwear
Lela - Age 13
Lela Ann Swimwear is a sustainable swimwear brand creating stylish swimwear out of recycled fabrics and materials.
Rory, Ashlyn, Fatima - Age 15
Sweet Things hand-make a delicious variety of dessert boxes with a portion of the profits of each box going to support a local charity.
Abby & Jade - Age 17
Orion Sky is an events company that utilised dormant spaces to provide entertainment to the community.
Simply My Skin
Annabelle & Amy - Age 16
Simply My Skin aim to make it easy for teenagers to find skin care products tailored to them and develop a routine.
Nick - Age 16
PowerKip sells sleep bands designed to help people get a better quality of sleep without impacting their health and wellbeing.
Tyson & Obi - Age 16 & 11
Run by two brothers, Earth Monkey is a creative outlet run by young creators, for young creators as a boutique apparel and sticker printing service.
Is The YE Hub Program Right For Me?
What Does A Typical Program Look Like?
When it comes to joining the Young Entrepreneurs Hub we often work with students in the early stages of their business journey.
We find most students joining our program have a business idea that they want to bring to life and are looking for some guidance and support to do that.
You don't need any prior experience or business expertise, all we ask is that you are willing to learn as you bring your business idea to life.
Students can engage with the Young Entrepreneurs Hub in a number of ways. Some schools choose to send students along to the hub for a day a week, however, the most common experience students have is joining our school holiday programs.
Our school holiday programs take place at WeWork Co-Working space and typically run over two days from 9am - 3pm each day.
In this time, students can expect:
- Daily Check-Ins With BOP Mentors
- Tailor Masterclasses On Business Related Topics
- Mentoring Sessions With Industry Experts
- Connection With Other Young Entrepreneurs
- Dedicated Work Time To Bring Your Idea To Life
What Topics Can We Help With?
In all of our programs, we work to provide tailored masterclasses and mentoring for students based on where they need help with their business. Some of the things we can provide mentoring and support on include:
Product Design & Development
Branding And Marketing
Planning & Goal Setting
Website Design & Digital Marketing
Finding Investors & Funding
Business Admin & Tools
We run programs year-round for students to engage with. Here are some programs we have planned for the next few months:
Building Your Digital Presence
Summer School Holiday Program
In this school holiday program, we will be working with students to create websites and social media accounts for their businesses.
Getting Set Up For Sales
Summer School Holiday Program
In this school holiday program we will be working with students to get their businesses ready to start selling to customers.
Kelvin Grove State College
Students from Kelvin Grove State College are welcome to join us for a day a week during the term time as they work to build their businesses.
Want To Get Involved?
If you're a high school student with a business idea that you would love to bring to life, we'd love to hear from you! We have programs running throughout the year and so we can direct you to the best program for you, we'd love to hear a bit about you and your business idea in the form below: