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3 March 2020

Binnacle Boss


Binnacle Boss competition to provide a pathway for budding entrepreneurs.

Budding entrepreneurs at Queensland high schools have an opportunity to turn their enterprising ideas into a bonafide business with a new competition being launched by Brisbane-based RTO, Binnacle Training (RTO Code 31319).

Binnacle wants to empower students with a knack for business with their new Binnacle Boss initiative which requires students to present a 2-3 minute video pitch of their start-up business idea.

Binnacle is tipping that isolation may have inspired some original business ideas and even new video skills courtesy of TikTok which was a surprise lockdown hit for bored teenagers.

The young entrepreneur competition is open to all Queensland secondary school students from Grade 7-12. Students can enter individually or in teams of up to four and have multiple submissions over the course of the competition.

Video pitches will be judged on their creativity, impact, and innovation by an expert panel of successful business owners. These include Leanne Kemp, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur, and Taj Pabari who’s renowned for his transition from suspended schoolboy to teenage entrepreneur and was awarded Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year in 2017. To view the entire list of judges click here.

Boss prizes are up for grabs for the top three videos, as well as an Audience Prize winner. The haul includes Business Start-up Packages worth over $5,000, with mentoring and financing sessions, marketing collateral, podcast exposure, work experience, and access to potential investors to get businesses off the ground.

“One common theme we know from working with teachers is that students have incredible ideas but lack the resources and confidence to turn their vision into a reality,” said Aaron Bulow, Binnacle Training CEO.

“Our goal is to provide a springboard for students who have ideas but don’t know how to action them,” he added.

Students, start brainstorming now to become the inaugural Binnacle Boss! The competition is open from now until August 31, with winners to be announced on September 18.

Click here for the Binnacle Boss Resource Hub 
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