Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Program Overview

The Introduction to Entrepreneurship introduces students to the methodologies used in startups globally. Students will rapidly learn through practical activities the entrepreneurial mindset, ideation, MVP, prototyping, customer discovery, how to test their business idea, iterations, branding and pitching. By the end of the program students will have experienced a complete cycle of how to test a business idea.

Year Level

Year 8-12


0-30 minutes


Term 1 - 4


2 Days


50 onsite or 100 online
More Information:

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Call Direct Program Manager: (03) 8468 9387
Email: aisha.dani@education.vic.gov.au

Industry Focus

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The Introduction to Entrepreneurship introduces students to the methodologies used in startups globally: the value proposition and business model canvases. Students progress through key stages from problem identification to ‘getting out of the building’. By the end of the program students will have experienced a full cycle of how to test a ‘business idea’.

Problem Ideas

Students will be guided through a series of activities to identify an everyday problem or opportunity that could be used to generate a new mini-startup.

Value Proposition

Using the Tech School Simplified Value Proposition canvas, students will explore the key drivers which motivate potential customers to desire a product or service.


Based on hypothesis results, students will then creatively come up with possible solutions to address the problem.


Students will create a prototype that incorporates earlier discoveries.


Students will be introduced to the business model canvas to get their idea ‘out of the building’.

Success Criteria

  • Identify problems or opportunities for a startup and use the value proposition to create and test a hypothesis
  • Ideate solutions for an idea based on the findings from the hypothesis test and create a first version prototype
  • Create communication material to get the idea ‘out of the building’

Curriculum Focus

  • Enterprise
  • Digital Technologies
  • Humanities
  • Business Studies


  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking

Tech Knowledge

  • Venture Design
  • Prototyping
  • Iterative Design

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I think it was a great way to do the program online and wish that my classes at school used similar techniques.

I personally liked this program as it didn’t require much intense work as it was very laid back with plenty of time given to all elements.

My overall experience was awesome i really enjoyed the class. The teacher made me feel welcomed into this class and I really loved the experience. Thank you very much for this experience

I really enjoyed this program and liked the approach that it took towards providing students with developing an idea.

The Introduction to Entrepreneurship Program provided our students the knowledge and skills to engage in the entrepreneurship process within a supportive and collaborative learning environment. They were able to identify, share and explore their business idea within a start-up framework from ideation through to a 2 minute pitch presentation using the latest online tools; Miro, Canvas, CAD.

The program allowed them to develop an MVP as they received personalised expert guidance and advice on their business idea. They enjoyed the applied learning experience and gained valuable IT, communication, problem-solving and presentation skills. An overall, great introduction into entrepreneurship that fosters student voice and agency in learning.

Nadia Tomarchio

Student Leadership, Voice and Agency Coordinator, Northern College of the Arts and Technology