When: Fri 27th July, 2018

Startup Education Hackathon is a one day event focusing on entrepreneurial skills development of teachers / lecturers / trainers equipping and empowering them with the tools and knowledge to educate our young leaders of tomorrow.

Dates: Friday 27th July (8.00am - 6.00pm)
Theme: Building entrepreneurship in schools through empowering teachers
Location: Level 2, Queenslander Restaurant, S Block, Gatton Street, TAFE, North Queensland
Cost: Teachers $65, Startup founders $65, Students $29
Includes 1 day of learning, lunch and snacks throughout and a t-shirt

For more information contact theSPACE: 07 4015 2517 - For registrations visit

During the event, you will be immersed in the startup and innovation culture, complementing your existing academic knowledge with the practical application of entrepreneurship. The two days will provide teachers with life changing opportunities to further enable and empower your students to future proof careers of tomorrow.

Startup Weekend Education aims include:

● Equip, empower and motivate regional teachers with entrepreneurial skills to impart to students as they work towards future proofing their career
● Development of soft skills to share with students and improve students’ employability skills, including but not limited to:
• pitching • problem solving • agile planning
• ideas screening • market validation • minimum viable product development
● Provide connection into the start-up ecosystem for their students, our budding entrepreneurs of tomorrow
● Provide a regional forum where mentors, industry specialists, educators and local entrepreneurs can collaborate and network
● Provide access and opportunity to assisting students to develop and commercialise innovative products and services
● Provide access and opportunity to teachers and students for further experience-based learning through incubators and innovation hubs such as theSPACE Australasia
● Build team cohesion and entrepreneurial community across multiple schools
As a Teacher we want you involved, skills development during this event will include:
● enhanced soft skills
● working with technology educators and innovators and their equipment
● consulting with entrepreneurial mentors from across the region
● collaborating with startups, entrepreneurs and industry employers
● participate in tactile learning opportunities
● Imparting facilitation techniques for tactile learning of entrepreneurialism to students

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