The University of Newcastle, Australia

Initiate 48

14 Dec 2019 from 9:00am - 15 Dec 2019 until 7:00pm

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Initiate 48 will connect you with entrepreneurs, mentors, and other like-minded high school students to transform your dream into a reality. You will learn everything from the lean business model canvas to gaining traction to pitching your startup to investors in a hands-on weekend experience.

Special thanks to University of Newcastle Faculty of Business and Law and the Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) for making this event possible!

Your team will be competing for a $500 cash prize for first place and $250 for runners-up!

Bookings essential - register here.

You will get the chance to:

  • Pitch an idea or join a team
  • Collaborate with entrepreneurs, mentors and like-minded students to build upon that idea, to ultimately,
  • Have fun, win prizes and start up your very own business within 48 hours!
  • You wouldn't want to miss out on Australia's largest hackathon for high school students.

Your purchase entitles you to:

  • Full access to Initiate 48 for 2 days
  • Access to startup workshops (Problem Solving, Lean Business Canvas, Customer Development, Product Development & Startup Pitching)
  • The chance to build your own startup
  • The opportunity to pitch to investors and entrepreneurs
  • Access to mentors, who are a combination of investors, entrepreneurs, developers and designers
  • Lunch and dinner catered on Saturday and Sunday night!
  • A lot of fun!

Important dates and times:

Saturday 14th of December: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday 15th of December: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to our Terms and Conditions listed here:

About Generation Entrepreneur

Generation Entrepreneur was founded by young people who want to help take the education system into the 21st century. We are a leading non-for-profit in entrepreneurial education for young people. Our programs are run in schools across NSW and over the holidays. We teach young people the basics of entrepreneurship, all the way to helping them launch their game changing project.

Need to contact us? Get in touch at:

  • X320 & X321 New Space, 409 Hunter Street, Newcastle