Young BBC entrepreneur wins big at the Gen[In] Student Innovation Challenge
Congratulations to Flynn Brien who took top prize in the Profit Entrepreneur category for his business idea, an innovative cricket training kit that helps young aspirational cricketers build up their skills around the world. Category winners were awarded cash prizes to develop their concepts further and help kick start their idea.
In its first year, the gen[in] student innovation challenge received over 300 expressions of interest from students across Queensland and 150 global minded local students register for the program. Following three days of unique experiences including tours of Brisbane’s leading innovation spaces, collaborate key issue focus groups, and opportunities to meet industry, government and education mentors the finalists showcased their innovations at a final pitch event.
The Gen[in] student innovation project aims to build the entrepreneurial mindset and skills of international and globally-minded young people across Queensland and is co-funded with the support of the Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Partnership Fund, managed by the International Education and Training Unit (IETU) within Study Queensland.
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