Launceston Grammar alumnus and local entrepreneur, Errol Stewart launched the highly anticipated Entrepreneurs Club at the Senior Campus recently.
The club is tailored to students in Grade 7 to 12 who are keen to grow their current enterprise, make a current business idea a reality or just want to learn about the world of entrepreneurship.
Students will have access to business modelling, guest speakers and mentors who will guide and inspire them in their endeavours.
Launceston Grammar’s Coordinator of Enterprise Learning and Club Coordinator, Christopher Ellison said that the club won’t just focus on making money and profits; it will also encourage ‘social entrepreneurs’ to implement their ideas that are designed to help others within local, state, national and global communities.
“A big emphasis on all these ventures will be that they are ethically sound and sustainable,” says Christopher.
“Ultimately, students will showcase their products and or services via a shark-tank like pitching competition which will be judged by a panel comprising local industry experts and community leaders.”
The students who have signed up for the initiative either already have their own small business up and running, including a sheet metal fabrication, videography and photography, and clothing and shoe sales, or have an idea and wish to learn how to kick-start and grow their business.