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Young entrepreneurs encouraged

Sunday, 19 May 2019 Young entrepreneurs encouraged Written by Gillian Chan It was such a pleasure visiting the Cleve Area School in South Australia recently as they launch the AgriFutures program to students in years 9 and 10. What a privilege it was to have Ben Ranford, Third Generation Cleve Farmer and Nuffield Scholar, there to address the students on the importance of innovation and the vital part it plays in the future of farming. Read more…

Tech and agriculture entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students

Friday, 10 May 2019 Tech and agriculture entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students Written by Gillian Chan Thanks to Education Today for the write up! We are so excited to be launching our AgriFutures funded program once again this year where students will look for ways to solve agriculture related issues. This will then culminate to a pitch competition where students will be competing for a spot to pitch their business ideas Read more…

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Inc

Thursday, 10 May 2018 Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Inc Loxton High School are the only school in South Australia, and only one of seven nationally to be selected to be part of a national innovation and entrepreneur program aimed at showcasing exciting opportunities within agriculture and primary production. The grant funding for the program has come from AgriFutures Australiaand startup business which have joined forces to promote an innovation and entrepreneurial mindset. Startup.business Read more…

PRESS RELEASE: AgriFutures startup.business Pilot Program School Winners

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 PRESS RELEASE: Seven secondary schools awarded a unique entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students thanks to AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures Australia and startup.business have joined forces to deliver an exciting education program that teaches school kids in rural and regional Australia to solve the problems facing agriculture using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset. After receiving applications from rural and regional public high schools: QLD WA  NSW  NSW SA VIC Read more…

AgriFutures startup.business Pilot Program

Thursday, 22 February 2018 PRESS RELEASE: Applications now open for secondary schools around Australia to apply for a unique entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students. In this exciting collaboration, AgriFutures Australia (formerly Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation) and startup.business have joined forces to deliver an exciting education program called AgriFutures™ startup.business that teaches school kids in rural and regional Australia to solve the problems facing agriculture using innovation and an entrepreneurial Read more…

Introducing exciting new Agrifutures Australia partnership

Food security: Australian agriculture needs next-gen entrepreneurs. AgriFutures Australia and startup.business have joined forces to deliver an exciting education program called AgriFutures™ startup.business that teaches school kids in rural and regional Australia to solve the problems facing agriculture using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset. Jo Burston, serial entrepreneur and Founder of Inspiring Rare Birds has a new venture, startup.business, that brings entrepreneurial learning in action into the classroom to inspire and equip the next generation Read more…

Let’s Head To Memphis To Visit Moziah Bridges

Building A Fashion Empire Moziah Bridges started making bow ties at home in Memphis, Tennessee. He regularly appears on TV shows in America and he has made bow ties for President Barack Obama. Enrol in startup.business today and you’ll receive a copy of the comic book Brilliant BusinessKids, which features Moziah’s complete story, in his own words.

Cleaning Up Indonesia One Plastic Bag At A Time

Melati and Isabel Wijsen are the co-founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags. They live in Bali, Indonesia where plastic bags littering the streets and beaches, are an environmental hazard. They started their social initiative to fix the problem.   … I was 12 when we started and Isabel was 10. As soon as we proposed the idea our community loved it. At our first meeting we had six people around the table – all of our Read more…