The program links groups of high school students with industry entrepreneur mentors, to develop a business start-up idea over a 10 week period. Students not only have to think of a viable new business product or service, they must work on budgets, marketing strategy and target markets.
On Wed 25 June four groups from Hamilton Senior High competed for the finalist place in the JUST START IT gala event (taking place June 30 at Bankwest). Futurenow Creative Industries Project Manager Jo Pickup attended and helped judge the semi-finalists. Jo was delighted at the standard and ingenuity of students tech-ideas and business savvy.