Upstart Challenge Ballarat

The Upstart Challenge is an innovative entrepreneurship education program empowering students to become tomorrow’s changemakers.

Using design thinking methodologies and a range of enterprise-focused activities and experiences, students identify problems and create solutions to Positively Change Their World.

Your students develop future-facing skills and connect with local business mentors. The program culminates in our Upstart Challenge Showcase where student teams represent their school and share their solutions with the Upstart judging panel, local business, education and wider community, pitching live to win their share of tech and cash prizes.

Designed for busy teachers in a rapidly changing environment, this program has been recently updated to facilitate teacher-led flexible delivery.

Our easy to use online resources and support guide you every step of the way.

No previous knowledge in this subject area required.

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The Upstart Challenge Journey

Upstart Impact

1163 students have developed entrepreneurial skills
2180 people joined our workshops and event network
73 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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2 days ago

Upstart Challenge

🙌 Thanks to our generous sponsor! Following on from the success of 2019, Buninyong & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank is sponsoring the program fee of $1250 for up to 8 schools to enter the 2020 Ballarat Upstart Challenge!

This partnership is a brilliant fit as one of the main objectives for the Buninyong & District Community Bank is supporting young people in the Ballarat region.

There's just THREE subsidised places left for this year’s Challenge (and five Ballarat schools already signed up!) so don't miss out.

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2 months ago

Upstart Challenge

#wherearetheynow Serial Entrepreneur Zac Rushbrook (@StJosephCollege Alumni) was part of the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Upstart Challenges! Read about where his entrepreneurial mind and new skills have taken him ... See MoreSee Less

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