Are You Ready for the Future of Work?

In a world that is rapidly evolving, how do we equip the next generation for careers that do not exist yet?

For six years Startup Apprentice has been working in the youth education space teaching entrepreneurship.

We develop programs, workshops and presentations that help high school and tertiary students to develop creativity, adaptability, resilience, leadership, emotional intelligence, technical aptitude and curiosity – essential skills to cope with and thrive in the entrepreneurial post-industrial world.

Real World Results

The Startup Apprentice program is structured to support the development of ‘un-teachable’ life skills by facilitating real world business creation and helping students navigate the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial path.

International Reach

Startup Apprentice launched Australia’s first High School startup accelerator program 6 years ago and have had thousands of students participate in their programs, workshops and activities.

Award Winning Programs

The Queensland Government named the founding team as ‘Innovation Champions’ under the Innovation & Science Champions Program for the creation of the 8 week accelerator program.

The Startup Apprentice program supports endeavours for job creation, creativity and community connection to help conquer rising youth unemployment.

of the global population are under 25 years of age
of graduates feel their education did not equip them for the workforce
of primary aged children will perform jobs that don’t exist yet

Our Highlights

Landing Pad

Launched in 2019, the Student Startup Landing Pad is a dedicated startup space for students under the age of 25 located at the Gold Coast Innovation Hub

Mayor’s Technology Awards

The Mayor’s Technology Awards are an annual awards program for high school aged inventors co-created by Startup Apprentice, Bond University, Telstra and the Office of the Gold Coast Mayor in 2014.

Mindvalley University

Startup Apprentice have fostered a global collaboration with international online learning portal, Mindvalley.  In July 2019 they will be delivering a 1 week entrepreneurial program for teens at Mindvalley U in Pula, Croatia.

Innovation Champions

In 2014, Sharon Hunneybell and Sam Winter, co-founders of Startup Apprentice were named ‘Innovation Champions’ by the Queensland Government for their work with startups and youth.

Global Leaders in Immersive Entrepreneurial Education.

Developing programs, workshops and activities that encourage curiosity, creativity, innovation and critical thinking in youth.

“Teaching kids how to nourish their creativity and curiosity, while still providing a sound foundation in critical thinking, literacy and math, is the best way to prepare them for a future of increasingly rapid technological change.”

Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder Singularity University

Trusted Partners

Startup Apprentice is proud to be supported on an international, national and local level by passionate business leaders that recognise the importance of entrepreneurship and creativity in the workforce of the future.

Sponsors, Mentors and Customers.

Media Mentions.

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Learning Transformed

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