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TASTER PROGRAM

An intensive three-day 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
  • Prototype and then create a hand-made product from scratch
  • Create a logo using online software
  • Pitch, critique, and 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. Market day's include: Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston (Cbr), Haig Park VIllage Markets, Braddon (ACT) and Eumundi Square, Sunshine Coast (QLD).

Three-day program cost: $250 ( 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.

UPCOMING EXPERIENCES …

PROGRAM 1:

2-day Workshop dates: Thurs, Sept 28 + Fri, Sept 30 @ Canberra University, Bruce. 9.30am - 4pm

Market Day:  Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston on Sunday, Oct 2 from 9.00am - 2.30pm.

PROGRAM 2:

2-day Workshop dates: Tues, Oct 4 + Wed, Oct 5 @ Canberra University, Bruce from 9.30am - 4pm (both days).

Market Day:  Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston on Sunday, Oct 9 from 9.30am - 2pm.

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"
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