What is Teen Start-Up?

Teen Start-Up is a fun multi-day event where students aged 11-14 years or 14-18 years are taken through the innovation development process from idea to execution. Students work individually or in teams to come up with an idea that they believe provides a solution to a problem their generation will face in the future. The event concludes with the students sharing their ideas with their peers and people from industry.

During the program, students can draw on resources, activities and factoids to inspire their thinking.

The real benefit of Teen Start-Up teaches participants about the innovation process and the various tools that can be used. It doesn’t require any particular skill such as coding, but rather encourages participants to develop thinking skills and present their ideas in a way that works for them. They really are learning while having fun.

Have a look at some past Teen Start-Up camps in action and download our July School Holidays Problem-Solving Activity Booklet.

Our Programs

A program tailored to each school and delivered as an incursion, excursion, or as a co-curricular program.
3-day school holiday innovation camps where students develop ideas and solve problems related to a given theme.
A 6-week after-school program for students 11 to 18 years old, designed to teach 21st Century skills.

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Getting young people excited 
about innovation, creativity and problem solving.

Get in Touch

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre

A17/9 Beaconsfield St,
Fyshwick ACT 2609

T+61 2 6163 8300

F+61 2 6163 8399