Specialist Program

Student Start Up Academy

Student Startup Program

Program Overview

The Academy program is the extended version of our Introduction to Entrepreneurship program. Students will work through the essential steps for creating a business with the assistance of experts from Melbourne Innovation Centre over 5 full days.


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Register for this program on the Student Start Up website

Curriculum Focus
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Personal
  • Social
Success Criteria
  • Justify enterprise opportunities
  • Explain Start-up and lean methodology theories
  • Develop prototypes of business model solutions

Available to all Victorian students years 7-12 on application. Limited program places available.

Further skills developed include critical entrepreneurial and employability skills such as problem solving, customer centric design, business model development, data analysis/measurement and project execution.

The Student Start-Up academy program is a five day experience for students providing:

  • Seed investment;
  • Workspace;
  • Workshops;
  • Mentors; and
  • Public pitch events

This is an opportunity for students to develop their innovative ideas further and launch a business to market.

Year Level

Year 7-12


5 days

Industry Focus


Skills Focus
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Computer & Technological Literacy
  • Problem solving
  • Customer centric design
  • Business model development
  • Data analysis/measurement
  • Project execution
Industry Partners

Delivered in partnership with Melbourne Innovation Centre. Supported by BNLLEN, HWLLEN & Argo Foundation.

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