Central Coast Council is again teaming up with Illuminate Future to deliver the IGNITE Business Launchpad program for young people aged 12 – 24.
Designed to help young people learn about starting their own business, the 2020 program will be unlike any of its predecessors, with the majority of it to be delivered online for the first time, due to COVID-19 concerns.
Participants will be encouraged to discover their inner entrepreneur as they’re mentored by Anthill’s 2017 Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and 2015 Finalist for Young Australian of the Year, Adam Mostogl, through a six week virtual business bootcamp, as they work to refine their own ideas for a business start-up.
Under Mostogl’s guidance participants will run through basic business principles: Finding your problem, creating a scalable plan for growth, knowing your customer, getting the budgets clear and how to sell the idea, before they’re given time to implement these strategies into a business model.
Participants will then be invited to pitch their model to a panel of local business experts, members of the public and special guests as they vie for support and potentially, their first customers.
Participants will then be invited to take part in a series of ongoing workshops focused more on business and networking skills in preparation for start up.
For more information on the IGNITE Business Launchpad program, including how to apply, visit the Illuminate Future website.
Website, Jun 12
Tania Turik, Terrigal High School