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TASTER PROGRAM

An intensive business taster program for creative teens (10-17 years old) that sees them create a micro-business, logo, hand-made products and test their products at a real-world market.

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MAKER2MARKET ™ TASTER PROGRAM IN CANBERRA + QUEENSLAND

Our Maker2Market™ taster program is for young people (aged 10-17) who are creative, love making things, probably been tinkering for a while, and have the aspiration to start their own business.

This business taster builds life and crucial 21st-century skills and entrepreneurial mindset through a real-world, intensive business life cycle experience.

Our three-day experience empowers participants to explore their passion, create a business and test the value of their products and inventions with real customers.

Learn, develop and execute a range of skills:

  • Problem-solve and gain an understanding of key business concepts
  • Identify an ideal customer with a problem you want to solve
  • Prototype and then create a hand-made product from scratch
  • Create a logo using online software
  • Pitch, critique, and present
  • Conduct market research
  • Create up to 20 products to take to market day through an intensive Maker session.
  • Develop a product costing and hone financial literacy skills
  • Develop merchandising and customer sales skills
  • Participate in a real market day experience to test products with real customers at Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston (Cbr).

Three-day program cost: $300 ( inc GST)

+ BYO your own materials or choose a materials package when completing the enrolment form so your young person has materials when developing their prototype and desired products/product range for market day.

COMING UP …

JANUARY 2024 PROGRAM 

2-day Workshop dates: Tuesday, January 16 + Wednesday, January 17  @ Canberra University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Bruce. 9.30am - 4pm (both days)

Market Day:  Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston on Sunday, January 21 from 9.00am - 2.30pm

TERM 1 HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:

Workshop dates: Mon, Feb 12, 19, 26 from 10-1pm. Maker Session: March 4 from 10 am - 1 pm. 

Market Day:  Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston on Sunday, March 10 from 9.00 am - 2.30pm.

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 

Workshop dates: Thurs April 18 + Fri April 19 @ Building 7, University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts and Design, Bruce. 9.30am - 4pm ( both days)

Market Day:  Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston on Sunday, April 21 from 9.00am - 2.30pm.

Testimonials

  • "My son has continued in leaps and bounds since the program. It's been really rewarding watching the creativity, innovation and confidence build and build in him."
  • "Excellent hands-on experience, guided structure, great exposure to business concepts"
  • "After making over $290, my daughter is self-funding her hobby business and bubbling with new ideas to try next time."
  • "My daughter loved this program! I highly recommend it for kids who are innovative and interested in making money"
  • "Love, love, love! There'll be a generation of kids who're destined for success because of this program! Our daughter was so inspired by your course!"
  • I was blown away with how much was learned n three days, the kids learned so much and had so much fun - edii’s way of learning really works
  • "My kids really enjoyed the Maker2Market program. They had fun, made some new friends and are already talking about doing it again next holidays."
  • "My son has always loved tinkering, this course was perfect for him and taught him some valuable lessons in testing his products and marketing."
  • "Our daughter was so inspired by your course!"
  • "Learning by doing suited how my son learns best -thanks for a great program!"
  • "Thank you so much, my daughter never thought she could make money from something she loves doing and here she is now doing it!"
  • "Learning this way is so much fun!"
  • "I always loved making things but I didn't think I could turn it into a business until I did the Maker2Market program"
  • "My mum saw the course advertised. I didn't really want to go to a school holiday program but I'm glad I did - I loved it!"
  • "I've done the course 3 times and each time I feel like I learn new stuff to try with my business"
  • "I always thought I'd get a part-time job when I was 16. Now I think I'll just keep doing products and selling at markets"
  • "I was able to make money doing something I really love doing”
  • "I really enjoyed the Maker2Market experience, can’t wait to do it again”
  • "It's a great course, I am using the problem-solving techniques and design thinking steps in loads of other things I do"
  • "Learning a business model that I can use for my creations is really helpful”
  • "I'd never really understood the marketing and promotion side of business and now I do"
  • "Making products was my favorite part and seeing whether I had got my ideal customer right on market day"
  • "Market day was my favorite part but I really liked all three days a lot”
  • "I'm going to try this again next holidays"
  • "I know my daughter has benefited so much from your program! Her confidence and belief in her craft is growing day by day! Without this amazing program, she wouldn't be where she is in her progress. Before this, we had no way of even knowing where to start."
  • "We love your programs"
  • "My daughter was in this program a few years ago. Through the program, her entrepreneurial spirit was encouraged and expanded, her skills were honed, and she enjoyed successful business expansion. Today, she's kicked off her business again and is at a whole new level of success. "
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