Around 70-80 young people from across Tasmania will participate in BO$$ camp on 18-19 August 2015 at TasTAFE in Hobart.
The partnership with TasTAFE as host partner and TCCI means that young Tasmanians will have an opportunity to start their future like a boss at this unique two day event.
BO$$ camp was conceived at a Startup Weekend in 2014 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 BO$$ camp will deliver on for young people.
1. Inspiration, and we provide this through our amazing speakers.
2. An entrepreneurial experience, during BO$$ camp participants hustle alongside entrepreneurs and mentors, developing and testing out business ideas.
3. Connection to the startup ecosystem, supportive programs and successful entrepreneurs, there are some great initiaitives out there, and the first step to accessing them is knowing about them”, outlines Sasha Dragovelic, The Boss.
BO$$ camp will feature eight successful and inspirational speakers who will share their stories to help inspire and ignite interest in entrepreneurship by way of introducing some of their own methods and strategies used to launch successful businesses.
“There will be young people coming along from all over Tasmania. With interests ranging from the arts and creative areas to retail, food, science and technology. We have some young people that want to have a different type of learning experience whilst meeting new people and others that want to start their own business!”, says Scott Perry, Program Boss.
Mentors who are entrepreneurs will guide the participants through activities to find problems, refine ideas, validate solutions and pitch to a judging panel with prizes awarded for the best pitch.
“BO$$ camp gets support 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 community, TAFEs, universities and youth organisations - everyone loves the concept of BO$$ camp. Many want more young people to consider building their own business and they wish something like BO$$ camp was around when they were younger”, says Wendy Perry, VIP Boss.
TasTAFE CEO Stephen Conway said TasTAFE was proud to be a partner in BO$$ camp.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young people throughout Tasmania to be inspired and to learn more about being innovative and creating the future they want.
“Creating enterprising, job-ready graduates is a real priority for TasTAFE. As well as teaching students technical skills and competencies, we want to give young people skills that will make them more employable and more able to create their own employment opportunities,” Mr Conway said.
TasTAFE is currently working with the Australian Research Council on the Core Skills for Work Program, a State Government-funded pilot with the aim of equipping students with the essential core skills they need to gain employment.
TCCI CEO Michael Bailey said the TCCI was pleased to be supporting TasTAFE to host BO$$ camp and that this exciting initiative provides an opportunity to foster the future generation of Tasmanian entrepreneurs.
“We encourage businesses to get involved and share their wealth of knowledge and experience to develop an entrepreneurial culture,” Mr Bailey said.
BO$$ camp has a goal to get young people onto a new path by creating the inspiration and experience of working like an entrepreneur with connections to the help and support that is available.
If you would like to get involved as be a mentor, speaker or sponsor then email [email protected].
Thanks to TasTAFE and TCCI, enter the promo code likeaboss when registering for BO$$ camp Hobart and get $100 off your ticket. For further information and to register for the event visit: www.bosscamp.com.au.
For further information contact Wendy Perry, VIP Boss, BO$$ camp, 0416 150 491.
BO$$ Camp is Australia’s newest and coolest entrepreneur program designed for students in years 10 – 12 and budding business champions aged 14 – 18. It brings young people, schools, teachers and entrepreneurs together to showcase alternative paths of employment.
BO$$ Camp was conceived at Startup Adelaide Weekend from an idea pitched by Sasha Dragovelic, a passionate youth advocate who thrives on seeing young people achieve, and was quickly jumped upon by a group of passionate local entrepreneurs who helped to turn the idea into reality!
BO$$ Camp features successful and inspirational speakers who share their stories to help inspire and ignite interest in entrepreneurship amongst the young participants by way of introducing some of their own methods and strategies used to launch successful businesses.
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