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Monday, September 25 • 12:00 - 17:00
Shack | Ideas Hackathon & 'Shark Tank' Hosted by Verge

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SHACK is all about teams having a go at taking their ideas to solve problems, and building them into reality. Educators, students, mums, dads cousins and everyone in between; come along to Shack and learn how to innovate and build your entrepreneurial skills in a fun, friendly environment. You never know, you might have a million dollar idea by the end of the afternoon.

Facilitated by fourteen year old Verge winners and the team behind Verge Young Entrepreneurs, Shack will walk (or run!) particpants through a fun, engaging, full proof process of identifying a problem, getting to know existing solutions, and then coming up with a new, brilliant enterprise concept to pitch.

You and your brother might start taking your earing making empire to the world, or perhaps you and Dad will take that idea for solving that problem in the backyard, make a prototype and launch your ingenious business. Who ever is on your team, come together in a safe, fun and supportive homely enviroment to give innovation a go.

Whatever the scale, this is a workshop to take your ideas and make something with them. 

This event is designed to be enjoyed together... colleagues, mums and dads, siblings, cousins, besties! Your ideas are welcome at our SHACK! 

Following Shack, hang back at One Roof to see our Verge Entrepreneurs pitch against each other in an incredible 'Shark Tank' event.

The Verge Young Entrepreneurs program challenges Year 9 students to put themselves in the role of social entrepreneurs to come up with innovative social enterprise ideas which solve some of society's most pressing problems. In 2017, almost 400 students engaged in the program across a number of schools.

Come along to this incredibly special event to see five teams of fourteen year old social entreprenuers pitch their incredible enteprises to a panel of experts in the hope of taking home funding which will enable their idea to be taken from the classroom into reality. 

This is what education is all about- transforming classroom learning into real world impact. 

Don't walk, run to secure your spot at this event.  

This event is supported by One Roof, Verge & Powerhouse HQ.

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Summer Howarth

Director of Educhange Weel, Education Changemakers
Summer is the Director of Educhange Week and Director of Learning Design & Events at Education Changemakers and one of Australia’s most connected and passionate education influencers.Summer has developed expert knowledge in design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental education through extensive work with some of Australia’s most forward-thinking schools and Universities. From teaching Master of Teaching units at Sydney University to leading the Learning Collective and Learning Frontiers initiatives with AITSL and consulting with the NSW Government, Summer has taken years of senior teaching, policy and leadership experience and boldly emerged as a powerful and disruptive voice in education, unleashing her deep passion for teacher-led innovation in the country’s education start-up scene.With a Masters in Geographical Education, this Paul Harris Service to Girls Education Fellow continues to serve on non-profit boards and the global educator SDG Taskforce working on behalf of the UN. A founder of Teach Meet Sydney, Summer is the driving force behind Educhange, the EC Conference series, leading the way into a new era of professional development for educators. Recently named on the Australian Educator Hotlist, Summer can be found on twitter at @edusum or online... Read More →

Monday September 25, 2017 12:00 - 17:00
One Roof 79 City Road, Southbank

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