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Fiftysix Build a Business: Sydney (Intensive)

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In just 72 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, love, and pressure that make up the world of business. You will meet the most amazing friends and mentors, along the way building your very own business.

According to the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) ‘The New Work Order’, 60 percent of students are currently being trained in jobs that will be radically changed by automation.

We invite you to come and join the Fiftysix Family for an exciting three-day workshop in Sydney where students will have the opportunity to create and innovate using new technologies.

Registrations are open to all kids aged seven to seventeen-years-old. Due to the popularity of school holiday workshops, it is anticipated that all places will be taken very soon after registrations open. Parents should be online when registrations open if they wish to secure a place.

Ticket purchases come bundled with a Fiftysix One Kit worth AU$199.

There will be a professional photographer capturing moments from the workshop and all students will need a parent/ guardian to complete a Talent Release Form on the opening day.

The purchase of one ticket contributes to the education of one child in a disadvantaged community. Fiftysix Creations will also be providing lunch on Day 3. Students will be required to bring a packed lunch on the first two days.

Please email tia@hellofiftysix.com if you have any questions regarding this workshop and registrations.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017 to Friday 29 September 2017

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Final Presentations: From 3:00pm on Day 3

Location: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe, NSW, Australia.

The Schedule

Day 1: Meet, Brainstorm & Team Up

  • Form 'Squad' Groups
  • Pitch a business or social change idea
  • Learn about tablet technology, virtual reality & holograms

Day 2: Learn & Work

  • Go out and test your business model - market research (students will be accompanied by facilitators)
  • Build a prototype - website or application

Day 3: Present & Celebrate

  • Learn from the best - mentors will be coming in throughout the day to coach you through any challenges
  • Create a presentation - posters, script and video content
  • Present your idea in front of an audience and a panel of judges

Who Will Teach Your Children

Lead Facilitator: Taj Pabari, Founder of Fiftysix Creations & Young Australian of the Year - QLD

"From suspended schoolboy to educational pioneer. Taj Pabari is living proof that anyone with determination and passion can change the world."

Taj Pabari is a seventeen-year-old inventor, social entrepreneur and educational pioneer passionate about inspiring to children to discover and embrace the world of creativity through technology and innovation.

Taj has always been captivated by the world of business. From informally selling items during his free time and lunch breaks, he made his official entrepreneurial debut at the age of eleven, when he founded his first business, an electronic blogging site for children, by children. 300 articles later, the site was sold and was an inspiration behind starting his next venture.

In late 2014, Taj founded a social enterprise called, Fiftysix Creations: Australia's #1 STEM and Entrepreneurship Workshop Provider. Fiftysix Creations run workshops in schools and during school holidays teaching young people about the world of computer science, creativity and entrepreneurship. Fiftysix Creations is now affiliated with over 100 schools and together with partners, have educated over 100,000 students internationally.

To date, Taj has had his work and story featured by National Geographic, 60 Minutes, ABC, Sky News, Sunrise, CNBC, The Australian, Channel Seven, Channel Nine and Channel Ten. He is also the 2017 Queensland Young Australian of the Year.

Taj was the Winner of The Australian Young Innovator of the Year for 2014. When Taj is not 'working’ on his ventures, he divides his remaining time between tennis and travelling.

Facilitator: Shannon Fleming, Opportunities Manager at Fiftysix Creations

Facilitator: Manu Verma, School Consultant at Fiftysix Creations

Facilitator: Sohil Tangri, School Consultant at Fiftysix Creations

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