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.
While all the teams showed promise there can only be one winner – and that was Team Clashe - Attach the Power! who go through to the finals to compete for the final prize (which is a deal with local industry venture capitalists who will work with the winners to make their business plans a reality).
Congratulations to Hamilton Hill Senior High School ICT staff for delivering such exciting ICT programming, and for continuing to inspire our next generation of ICT talent!