Our Maker2Market™ holiday 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-solving and key business concepts
  • Identify an ideal customer
  • Steps to take a product to market including general prototyping and then creating a hand-made product from scratch
  • Logo creation using online software
  • Pitching, critique, and market research skills
  • Creating up to 20 products to take to market day through an intensive Maker session.
  • Developing a product costing and honing financial literacy skills
  • Developing merchandising and customer sales skills
  • Participating 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).

Cost of three-day program: $220 ( 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.

Upon completion of the Maker2Market Taster program, receive:

  • 12-month Pass to M2M Pick your path - attend market and/or maker days at a reduced rate to continue testing your skills and products.
  • $20 Discount for M2M Taster program refresher each year

For more information, contact: Charuni Weerasooriya on 0416094172 or email:


  • "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"
QLD: Eumundi Square Markets

CANBERRA: Old Bus Depot Markets


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