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Years 5-12  / Up to 100 students / Half day or full day

The founder school series connects young people with successful entrepreneurs and passes on important skills to prepare them for the future of work

Founder has been run with over 25,000 young people across the country with incredible results.  Over a day the Project Gen Z entrepreneurs take students through 'The Apprentice' business challenge that sees students go head to head to build and launch a mini business.

It's fun, fast paced and will throw students out of their comfort zone.  A great workshop to practice a growth mindset!



  • Students hear from real entrepreneurs, how they navigated life after school, overcame obstacles and found their passion.
  • Students learn step by step how to start a business direct from those that have been there, done that.
  • ​Students split into teams to take part in ‘The Apprentice Challenge’ where they go head to head to solve a problem and launch their own mini business. The teams build a marketing campaign, film and edit a 30 sec TV commercial and then battle it out in a live ‘pitch off’ competition in front of the Project Gen Z judges.
Skills for the future
Key outcomes
  • The inspiration to dream

  • Confidence, self-belief and adaptable life and business skills

  • Insights into problem solving through  entrepreneurial thinking

  • The development of an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Core skills in leadership, sales, marketing, financial management, presentation skills, business planning and strategy

  • Skills to develop resilience and adversity

  • Critical thinking

  • Communication skills

  • The ability to work in a team successfully


what teachers say..

"Engaging speakers and a fast-paced workshop which had students working in teams to create and market a new product. Students really enjoyed the day!"

"Probably my favourite workshop of all time..Thank you to the Project Gen Z team!"

"It was great to find a workshop suited for VCAL students. We watched as our students transformed, acting confident and practising real world skills."

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How it works

  • Half day / full day

  • Years 5-12

  • Up to 120 students per workshop

What we need

  • Large room with space to break out

  • Projector & sound

  • Students need access to an Ipad or Laptop


  • How much does it cost to book a workshop?
    Our workshop costs depend on the length of the workshop, and the number of students involved. Prices start from $500. Please reach out at or call 0433 325 263 for more details.
  • Can you run the workshops off school campus
    ​Yes! We have a number of partnerships with co-working spaces and entrepreneurial centres, so if you want your students to leave the classroom and give them a taste of what it is like in a work environment we can organise a workshop off campus.
  • How many students do your workshops cater for
    ​Our workshops can be run for 15-120 students at any one time.
  • Can I tailor a downloadable program?
    We are open to tailoring our teacher ‘DIY’ programs to suit your school day or term length. Please feel free to reach out to discuss with our team at
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