Workshops target school-age entrepreneurs

October 13, 2017 by  

Teenage tycoons and primary school children from Alexandria and throughout the City of Sydney will soon be given an opportunity to showcase ideas for a start-up business at a special workshop.

The initiative, `Initiate 48’, held to coincide with Spark Festival which ends on October 24 will provide workshops aimed at supporting budding entrepreneurs.

Those participating in the two-hour educational workshop, conducted by Generation Entrepreneur and supported by the City of Sydney, will also take part in hands-on activities, as well as have a chance to showcase their ideas to a judging committee.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the programme will allow some of Sydney’s brightest and youngest members to develop their ideas.

“Sydney has developed a global reputation for supporting innovation and we are excited to support a programme that will offer this to young people.

“Generation Entrepreneur events and the Spark Festival will help us build the skilled and connected community we need to make that happen.”

He said Generation Entrepreneur has received a $10,000 grant to stage four workshops throughout the year that are aimed specifically at students from high schools in the area.

According to flyer printing to promote Initiate 48, the Build Your Very Own Startup workshop will be held in Ultimo from October 20 to 22 and the Kids’ Business Workshop at the Sydney Town Hall on October 14.