Unleash your inner innovator, unlock your potential
Many high school students don't realise a career in entrepreneurship and startups is a viable option for the future. With the 3DS for high schools program, you can dive right in and discover the benefits of innovation and entrepreneurship firsthand, and develop key skills for your career along the way. You might even develop the next big thing!
Griffith is proud to offer this exciting new entrepreneurship program for senior high school students and teachers in partnership with not-for-profit organisation 3 Day Startup.
About the program
Over three days, students and teachers work in teams to:
- brainstorm startup ideas to address a key theme
- research and validate concepts with customers and potential users
- work with a panel of industry mentors and expert facilitators
- create basic business plans
- present their ideas in a final pitch
- plan next steps for their venture.
If you're in Year 10, 11 or 12, this program is ideal for developing enterprise skills critical for all 21st Century industries.
Skills you will develop
Product design and development
Business branding and design
Pitching with clarity and confidence
Team building and management
Venture and career planning
Key theme: Sustainable Cities
The key theme for Griffith's inaugural 3DS for high schools program is Sustainable Cities.
We'll challenge participants to come up with ideas, products and solutions for sustainable cities, with the view to take their projects from preliminary concepts to viable ventures.
The 3DS for high schools program comprises a series of workshops over the three days.
|1. Ideation||Brainstorm and develop your startup ideas with fellow participants to address a problem in the market.||Focus on the problem, not the idea|
|2. Lean Canvas|
Download your copy of the Lean Canvas and get started on developing your idea and growing your venture.
|Develop a team road map|
|3. Customer Discovery||Talk to potential customers, discover their pain points and refine your solution to start developing your minimum viable product.||Make something people want|
Resources to help you develop and visualise your idea quickly and effectively.
|Develop minimal viable product|
|5. Design||Develop your company's design and branding quickly and easily with resources provided.||Design made easy|
|6. Pitch Perfect|
The ins and outs of pitching: Resources to help you design and deliver your pitch with clarity and confidence.
|Tips and tricks|
|7. Team Management|
Develop a strong and successful team to turn preliminary ideas into viable ventures.
|Diversity drives innovation|
|8. Next steps|
Devise next steps for you, your venture and your career.
Participants arrive—with or without startup ideas—and a facilitator leads the group through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules.
Customer discovery. Teams meet with a panel of entrepreneurs and industry experts for structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions. Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation.
Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos to an esteemed panel of mentors and investors. Parents and friends are welcome to watch teams' final pitch presentations.
How to apply
If you're interested in attending our 3 Day Startup for high schools program, register your interest with your school administration by Wednesday 12 February 2020.