/CO.STARTERS GENERATOR FOR AGES 10-19. SCHOOL, HOME-SCHOOLING, CHURCH AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.
CO.STARTERS GENERATOR FOR AGES 10-19. SCHOOL, HOME-SCHOOLING, CHURCH AND COMMUNITY GROUPS. 2019-05-17T08:07:32+00:00

Young entrepreneurs are the future of business and innovation in Australasia!

Entrepreneurship is a skill that is learned like any other and entrepreneurs can start at any age.  Learning about starting businesses or developing innovative ideas builds resilience for the future world of work.

GENERATOR programs registering now are on our events page.  Please visit to register a teen, or if you are an organisation interested in running a program, please read on.

 

The basics for organisations

Generator is the flag ship 28 module program for 10-18 year olds.

This program can be delivered over 7 weeks @ 3 hours each week, as a week long school holiday program, or other negotiated flexible method.

The program is currently delivered in schools, colleges and universities.

Generator is suitable for a range of situations including schools, home schooling, TAFE and private RTOs, councils, Church and community groups.

The group generates ideas and forms teams to generate, discover and test the best entrepreneurial ideas. Kids and teens learn important skills from highly experienced entrepreneurs and develop self confidence, problem solving, and the successful entrepreneurial mindset.

Our team of facilitators includes highly experienced educators (Schools, TAFE, Uni), entrepreneurial experts and certified small business mentors. All facilitators have a current Blue Card.

COSTARTERS_Generator Flyer.

Prices for groups

Minimum group size 10. $464 (GST Inclusive) per child/teen. Family discounts. Where there are two or more children in one family attending in the same group we provide a 10% discount.

Pre-registration and enrolment

Teens need to be approved by the CO.STARTERS team and the organisation before attendance. The following information needs to be provided by the child/parent/school.
NAME:

ADDRESS:

EMAIL:

PHONE:

GRADE:

PARENT/S or GUARDIANS NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and EMAIL:

TELL US ABOUT YOUR INTEREST IN BUSINESS:

TELL US ABOUT ANY EXPERIENCE OR PROGRAMS YOU’VE DONE OR CURRENT BUSINESS STUDIES:

TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU SOLVE PROBLEMS ALONE OR WITH OTHERS:

The pre-registration application is sent to: [email protected]

Interested in GENERATOR in your organisation?
Contact the CO.STARTERS Manager for Brisbane and SE QLD to discuss and book a group for your organisation!

CO.STARTERS Manager
Margaret Aspin
BEd, University South Australia
Graduate Certificate Management (Education and Training), Victoria University
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, BH TAFE and TAFE Qld

Phone: 1300 754 77  Mob 0417 550 387
Email: [email protected]

What is 24 Hour Generator?

This program is a 24 hour fun adventure normally delivered over a weekend or during school holidays. It is suitable for ages 10-19 and parents are most welcome to attend for free. Small businesses come in with a problem for the students to solve.  Kids and teens do the “reverse pitch” of the problem on the first night. Then over a full day, teams work through the problem and present their pitch to solve the problem at the end.

24Hour Generator Flyer

Prices for groups

Minimum group size 20.  $264 per child/teen which is inclusive of materials.

Contact us to discuss and book a group from your organisation!

What did our first group of teens have to say?

 

Our pilot Home-Schooler group at Alphacrucis College 2018/2019

Other information

The following articles and other information can be helpful to provide to parents and other stakeholders in your organisation.

How to recognise if your child is ready to be in a Generator program

Many jobs of the future have not been identified as yet, but we know if we build creative mindsets in kids and teens, they will become future shapers!

There is a lot of good research about why kids and teens should have the opportunity to learn and have fun with entrepreneurship while they are naturally curious and creative. We can look at great programs operating in other places in the world and the impacts on kids and their future.

An entrepreneurship program “equips children with essential foundational knowledge and skills such as emotional intelligence and risk taking; it also develops their appreciation for self-employment opportunities.” The Conversation January 2018.

Kids and teens have passions and dreams and we should teach our kids how to be entrepreneurs says entrepreneur Cameron Herold in this interesting personal reflection TED Talk.