Why get involved?

Did you know around 1 in 3 young Australians are unemployed or underemployed – a 40-year high?

The world is changing fast! The employment landscape is in flux. Yesterday’s skills and traditional education systems won’t cut it for tomorrow.

More than ever we need young people with skills in problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, working in teams and advanced communications to be adaptive and successful for the changing jobs of today and tomorrow. At Upstart, we call these entrepreneurial thinking skills.

The Upstart Challenge provides a fun, hands-on learning entrepreneurial experience. Working with industry mentors and like-minded professionals, students develop vital real-world experience as they start to discover how to bring their ideas to life and develop customer focussed solutions.

What students get out of it?

Your students will exit the challenge with real-world skills and confidence in their ability to think outside the box, to be confident speakers/communicators, to be champion problem solvers and work well with others in a team. Most of all, your students will be encouraged to have a go, understand that failure is an inevitable part of the learning journey and resilience is a key requirement for success in life.

About you

You think global. You care about our future. You’re ready to help create a better world for the next generation. We build our global village on the same ethos. You’re already one of us.

At Upstart, we believe it takes a global village to fast track a young changemaker. Are you ready to help shape the future with us?

Get your students involved in the 2018 Upstart Challenge!