Around 150 people, aged 15-18 years, from across South Australia including Renmark to the Barossa Valley, Adelaide and Willunga will participate in BO$$ camp on 8-9 October 2014 at the Australian Science and Maths School.
“I want to be a V8 Supercar driver. I will need to have my own business as a backup and to earn money whilst having flexible hours. I also need to learn how best to deal with business people in order to attain sponsorship!” says one of the young participants.
BO$$ Camp was conceived at Startup Adelaide Weekend from an idea pitched by Sasha Dragovelic, a passionate youth advocate who thrives on seeing young people achieve, and was quickly jumped upon by a group of passionate local entrepreneurs who helped to turn the idea into reality.
“There are three things that we think young people need – 1. Inspiration with amazing speakers; 2. An experience to try out entrepreneurial ideas and 3. Connection to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs”, outlines Sasha Dragovelic, the Boss.
BO$$ Camp will feature eight successful and inspirational speakers who will share their stories to help inspire and ignite interest in entrepreneurship by way of introducing some of their own methods and strategies used to launch successful businesses. Mentors include leading entrepreneurs and they will guide the participants through activities to find problems, refine ideas, validate solutions and pitch to a judging panel.
“There are kids coming along from public and private schools, faith schools and colleges. With interests ranging from the arts and creative areas to retail, selling, science and technology, we have some kids that want to be across everything and others that want to start their own business!” says Sasha Dragovelic, The Boss.
Generous support and sponsorship from the business and economic development sectors, schools and the startup community means that a limited number of free tickets are available. Grab your free tickets here:
“Support has come from so many different businesses and people. From councils, family members, government and MP’s, media, parents, private sector businesses, regional development agencies, schools, teachers and the startup ecosystem, universities and youth organisations - everyone loves the concept of BO$$ camp. Many people want more teens to consider building their own business and starting their future like a boss”, says Wendy Perry, Strategic Relations Boss.
Parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles are encouraging the young people they know to participate in BO$$ camp,
“I want my son to be the best that he can be through guided learning. I want him to get exposed to entrepreneurship, working in teams, and learning the commercialization process. To realize that he can create his own new business, and to connect with passionate mentors that want him to succeed in life”, outlines Ben who has bought a ticket for his son.
BO$$ camp has a goal to get young people onto a path by creating the inspiration, an experience of working like an entrepreneur and connections to the help and support that is available.
Wendy Perry and Associates (WPAA) was established in 2002 as a Vocational and Educational and Training (VET) specialist with Workforce BluePrint (a division of the company) launched in 2006. The company provides workforce development and planning, VET and contact centre consultancy, and small business support services in addition to projects completed for Commonwealth, State/Territory and local governments.
Workforce BluePrint provides Workforce Development and Planning Services for Clusters, Community Development, Firms, Industry Development, Major Projects, Networks, Organisations, Regional, Rural and Remote Development, Small and Medium Sizes Enterprises (SME), Small Business Health Checks, Supply Chain and Value Chains.
Wendy A Perry, Head Workforce Planner
M: +61 416 150 491