Young Starters:Are you a Young Entrepreneur with a great startup idea? Learn how to launch in this one day workshop.

By Gary Swanepoel Front-End Web Developer

If you're aged 16 - 24 and have a great startup idea register for the Innovate Noosa Young Starters Pitch Comp. Learn how to validate your idea, solve the problem and make the pitch in this one day workshop. 

Are you aged 16 - 24? Got a great idea and not sure where to start? Join us as part of the Sunshine Coast Startup Week, to help launch this amazing opportunity for the next generation of budding of entrepreneurs.

Innovate Noosa will present aspiring entrepreneurs, aged 16 - 24, the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, the tools & steps required for shaping an idea into a solid foundation to give the best chance of success for a startup launch.

Why should you get involved?

For every 10 startups launched, 9 will fail with most of the common pitfalls being easily avoidable. Finding out the tips and tricks in navigating the startup world is invaluable for young people to learn early on.

This hands-on workshop will walk-through the fundamental steps every budding founder should discover before launching. It will explore the concepts of how to validate an idea, solve the problem and finally pitch the solution to a panel of expert entrepreneurs and angel investors.

With amazing speakers and mentors lined up, as well as massive prizes up for grabs this is an event not to be missed!

Thursday 16th: Pitch vs Problem Event

Everybody is welcome to attend where you can Pitch your Idea or Pitch your Problem.  Young people aged 16 - 27 will organically form teams around the most popular ideas voted for on the night. The teams will then gather on the Saturday to put their ideas through the paces, in order prepare a market ready pitch for the final Pitch Competition.

Open to General Public

Saturday 18th: Young Starters Workshop

The teams formed on Thursday will take their ideas and learn from leading entrepreneurs and local angel investors how to validate, test and present their startup idea. They'll then have 4 weeks to developer their MVP, find customers and develop their pitch in preparation for the final  Pitch Competition.

Open to 16- 24 Only

Wednesday 13th December: Young Starters Pitch Comp

Participants put all their hard work and collaboration to the test as they pitch their startup ideas to leading entrepreneurs and local angel investors for the chance to win amazing prizes.