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Youth challenge rewards problem-solving talent

The Australian School of Entrepreneurship and Westpac have announced the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is returning in 2024, with registrations now open.

The Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is a nationwide initiative that empowers young Australians aged 7 to 21-years-old to delve into their local communities, identify pressing problems, and craft innovative business or social change solutions.

Mr Jahin Tanvir, CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship, emphasised the significance of the challenge.

“We’re honoured to be delivering the challenge for a third year. We aim to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs to leverage their creativity and problem-solving abilities to bring about tangible change.”

Mr Ross Miller, Chief Customer Engagement Officer at Westpac, shared his enthusiasm.

“At Westpac, we’re passionate about supporting communities to thrive, and young people are such a massive part of this right across the country. We’re proud to back this challenge which fosters entrepreneurship in those communities but also nurtures engagement and social responsibility.”

The challenge closes on Friday, 5 April with winners to be announced the following week.
Winners of the challenge will receive an exclusive prize pack, including further mentoring and development opportunities so participants can continue building on their ideas beyond the challenge:
  • A Microsoft Surface laptop from program partner Microsoft, enabling participants to keep refining their ideas.
  • 12-nonth membership to ‘Space’ by the Australian School of Entrepreneurship which provides access to eLearning content, ongoing one-on-one mentoring, resources and exclusive members perks and discounts.
  • The opportunity to pitch their idea to an expert panel and receive valuable feedback.

Young Australians can register their participation in the 2024 Westpac Youth Impact Challenge at www.youthimpactchallenge.com.au.

The Australian School of Entrepreneurship is an initiative of The ASE Group – a community-led and purpose driven business that delivers education, entrepreneurship and employment programs to Australians of all ages. Its mission is to equip every Australian with the skills, resources and mindset they need to start a business or enter the workforce, regardless of their postcode. Learn more: https://www.ase.edu.au/entrepreneurship

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