Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an exciting program in its third year delivered by Blackfriars Priory School. Year 10 and 11 students have spent several weeks preparing a product or service to pitch to the community. They began by identifying business opportunities using the approach taken by many successful Entrepreneurs – where is there a problem and how can it be solved? They looked at existing products and considered how these products could be improved.
Along the way students have developed basic business and marketing plans and have thought carefully about how best to promote their ideas. A lecture from the University of South Australia Ehrenberg-Bass Institute informed the boys about best marketing practice. Several Entrepreneurs have visited Blackfriars to share their experiences with business start-up and risk taking, and the students attended UniSA for a lecture about patenting and how to protect Intellectual Property. The students learned about how the City of Prospect attracts and assists local Entrepreneurs and small businesses with a particular emphasis on use of technology to know the local market.
Students will be presenting their innovative products via business pitches at the Blackfriars Entrepreneurship and Innovation Showcase, on Thursday 14th June from 6pm in the Hallinan Library. Light refreshments will be available.
The students’ pitches will be formally judged by: Chris Hannaford, the Director of Business and Innovation at the City of Prospect; Michael O’Brien, Blackfriars Accounting, Economics and Business and Enterprise teacher; and a representative from the University of South Australia’s Business School (TBA).
Parents, teachers and community members are very welcome to attend.
To register for the event please contact Kathleen Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org