Organisation : UpStart Challenge
Contact : Heather/ Jenny Perks
ICT Geelong’s role : Supporter
The Upstart Challenge is an Entrepreneurial Program and Business Ideas competition for high school students aimed at building an entrepreneurial culture and fostering strong relationships between students, educators, industry and the community. Upstart builds skills and experience to help our young people make their mark in the new economy.
It began in 2012 as a concept created by the St Joseph’s College Foundation Geelong in recognition of the region's transforming industrial economic heritage and the need to prepare young people for the changing employment landscape.
Now the Upstart Entrepreneurial Challenge is an independent not for profit organisation with the support of the Victorian State Government, Industry Sponsors, the Education Sector, and continued financial sponsorship from the St Joseph’s College Foundation. This is critical for the program to achieve its goals.