As part of the inaugural Year 9 Entrepreneurship Program at Wheelers Hill Campus, students embarked on a four-week journey to learn about entrepreneurship processes and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset by working in teams to propose a commercially viable solution to a problem.

This entrepreneurship program was designed by the Wheelers Hill Commerce faculty with the support and guidance of Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, and it concluded with teams presenting their business ideas to an expert panel at Pitch Bright 1.0.

The panel comprised Arjun Agarwal (founder of fintech Inaam.), Anthony Healy (inaugural CEO & Managing Director of Australian Business Growth Fund), and Belinda Harries (entrepreneur and policy and strategy consultant), who each gave constructive feedback.

Following Pitch Bright 1.0, nine of our students were invited to present their start-up idea at SEEK headquarters in Melbourne to Joshua Nester (Managing Director of Education) and Doug Blue (Director of Learning & Career Services). Our students received feedback that was relevant and constructive, drawn from Josh and Doug’s extensive experience in the fields of business and education.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to extend our students’ learning beyond the classroom.