Our flagship entrepreneurial program. The Upstart Challenge is our entrepreneurial ideas challenge, accelerator and mentoring program for secondary school students. With our partners’ support, entry to this program is free of charge for students, to encourage and inspire them all to have a go, to develop critical thinking skills and connections, and to discover their inner changemaker.

The Upstart Challenge is mapped to the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and relevant learning areas for years 7-10 and VCAL.

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The Upstart Challenge Entrepreneurial Journey

Upstart Impact

1203 students have developed entrepreneurial skills
2632 people joined our workshops and event network
118 Industry mentors and partners

“The more we can educate secondary school students to learn both business basics and entrepreneurial traits, the better off as a country we will be. The Upstart Challenge program manages to successfully weave in both. ”

Maurice Grasso, Melbourne Angel Investment
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