Edii’s business and social entrepreneurship programs 

Our programs have grown in popularity and we are committed to building environments and culture where young people (10-17 year olds) can develop their passions, pursue their ideas and develop the 21-century focussed skills needed to be confident that they can and will make a difference.

Currently, our Maker2Market school holiday program runs in Canberra but we plan to have 5 sites operating by 2019. Our Design thinking for social change program is a school incursion workshop that can be booked to run in any school in Australia.

Our current programs include:

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
A three-day, school holiday, real-world, entrepreneurial business experience for 10-17 yr olds. Explore a passion, create a business and learn to prototype before making hand-made products. Test the value of products/inventions at Old Bus Depot markets with real customers.
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Our one-day workshop helps get young people ready to take their products online. Builds skills in photography, pitching, styling, proficiency using online tools and mentoring on financial costings. Included also is an intensive review of prototypes before going online.
SCHOOL INCURSION PROGRAM
SCHOOL INCURSION PROGRAM
Our intensive one-day workshop immerses students in design thinking. Young change-makers learn the principles + processes of design thinking, empathy mapping, deeply collaborate with peers, design useable prototypes and test their ideas and prototypes in the real world.

Did you see our Maker2Market program featured on SBS?

Courtesy SBS - the Feed, documentary by Simon Cunich

Upcoming projects and programs:

ONLINE PROGRAM
ONLINE PROGRAM
12 month – online subscription to the edii secure online platform enables 10-17 yr olds to experience selling products straight to the general public. A great chance to build a hobby business throughout the year. Each year all our subscribers will have the chance to pitch for a retail contract from selected stores.
SCHOOL INCURSION PROGRAM
SCHOOL INCURSION PROGRAM
Design challenges bring together real-world stakeholders and Canberra students to tackle a problem/issue in our community.  A one-day workshop experience where students learn design thinking skills and deeply define a Canberra problem, collaborate, ideate and develop prototype solutions with peers. Register your school’s interest: admin@edii.com.au
ONLINE PROGRAM
ONLINE PROGRAM
Our unique take on volunteering and skills sharing to solve problems … coming soon!