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Youth Challenge Set to Inspire the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

High school students from across North Queensland are invited to put on their entrepreneurial hats and pitch their innovative ideas to improve our region at the upcoming Townsville Youth Innovation Challenge that is set to take place on Wednesday, 27 October at James Cook University. 

Hosted by The Australian School of Entrepreneurship, Strive Lane and The Big Fish Innovators Network, The Townsville Youth Innovation Challenge is a free one-day event aimed to equip students from across years 9 – 12 with essential entrepreneurial and financial literacy skills.

Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, attend panel discussions and start their own business or social change movement. Students will also learn about the world of entrepreneurship and innovation and will work on brainstorming solutions to real-world problems before pitching their business idea to a panel of judges.

Photo credit: The Australian School of Entrepreneurship.

Chief Executive Officer of The Australian School of Entrepreneurship, Taj Pabari, says The Townsville Youth Innovation Challenge is designed to equip young people with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of the future, which is especially crucial since youth unemployment in many regional areas has tripled since 2007.

This is the first year the event has been held and is delivered in partnership with Townsville City Council and James Cook University to contribute to the development of an innovative and connected city.

The Townsville Youth Innovation Challenge will take place on Wednesday, 27 October 9:00am – 2:45pm at James Cook University. Click here to register your child / school’s participation.

By Georgie Desailly.

Georgie Desailly

Georgie Desailly

Georgie is BDmag’s resident writer who is passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability and regional affairs. She is preparing to study with The School of The New York Times later this year before commencing her journalism qualifications.