Student Start-Up is our multi-partner accelerator program designed to help high-school students grow their exciting ideas into a business.

On 17 August, students from Eltham High School, St Helena Secondary, Catholic Ladies College and Parade College launched a number of innovating businesses.
The event was supported by Award winning cheese makers That’s Amore Cheese, Thomastown who revealed the Science Behind Cheese with live mozzarella demonstrations, and Melbourne Polytechnic showcasing their wines from their vineyards across the North of Melbourne. The event concluded with an engaging presentation from Professor Veena Sahajwalla, who is revolutionising recycling science and tackling the global waste crisis at her SMaRT Centre the worlds first e-waste micro-factory!

We will soon release our short film created on these students. In the mean time, please check out our student businesses here:

Flexpert: an online service created towards the health and fitness of 10-18 year olds. Check them out on Instagram @Flexpert_fitness
Humbug Skate Club: A community of practice, focused on girls, with a unique fashion design skort for girl skaters – a pleated skirt with a pair of integral shorts hidden underneath. Check them out on Instagram @humbug_skate_club
Tool Hero: An online platform that directs you to the best outlet to purchase the tool you are after and also gives advice on using tools. Check out their website at http://toolhero.com.au
Chew ecofriendly pet toys: An ecofriendly pet food dispenser, a concept that started when these students attended our three day War on Waste Inquiry.