Turn your passion into a business!

Get the knowledge, guidance, and support that you need to launch your own digital business.

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Join a cohort of others Victorians aged 18-25

Kicktstart a digital business or side hustle!

Valued at $2,500!

Ongoing support and mentorship to start your own Digital Business venture!

What you'll learn:

Want to launch a digital business? Digital Boss X is your chance to bring your digital business ideas to life and join a cohort of aspiring young entrepreneurs across Victoria. Over 6 weeks you'll be supported by Young Change Agents experienced facilitators, mentors and a community to bring your digital business idea to life and get support to keep it going. If you've been looking to start a side hustle or go all in on a digital business idea, then keep reading!

You'll be supported to develop a business model, find your first customers, build and test your digital service, and complete a series of modules to learn how to run a successful business.

If you are looking to:

  • Create a digital presence for your existing physical business 
  • Create a digital business based on an idea you already have 
  • Learn more about entrepreneurship (how startups work and more!)
  • Learn more about making an impact (and social entrepreneurship) 
  • Join a group of other young budding entrepreneurs with the support of experienced mentors to help guide you on your journey

... Then apply now! Applications to our Digital Boss X 6 week sprint close on the 16th July, and RSVP's to attend our Digital Boss X Ship It weekend close on the 17th of July, so register to attend here



Establish Your Business

Intro to entrepreneurship

Market research

Customer personas

Business modelling

Pricing & branding


Create an MVP

Creating your website

Finding your first customer

Creating sales proposals

Project management

Social media strategy



Financial management

Developing case studies

PR & Media

Marketing campaigns



Mature & Grow

Presenting to the client

Investment strategies

Revisiting the business model

Positioning the business

Team dynamics & performance


Digital Boss X is supported by the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Meet our Speakers!

Lana Weil

With a love for storytelling, Lana has worked with some of Australia’s most well known brands, local businesses and early-stage startups and accelerators. Lana is the founder of Market Mindfully and supports purpose-driven businesses to share their story and make more impact by focusing on making SEO and organic partnerships fun and easy. With a fascination with the power of no-code tools, Lana created Women of Statue to showcase monuments of women around the world. She’s also the host for the upcoming In Kind Company podcast focused on sharing stories of purpose-driven founders.


Vida Asrina Dhulst

Vida Asrina is a national award winner for 2021 Women in Digital in the UX Leader of the year category. She's a human centred design practitioner with various industry backgrounds. She started the design team at endeavour from scratch, from two to today with 50+ talented designers (Service design, UX, UI, and CRO specialists) at endeavourX of the Endeavour Group Limited.

Prior to the retail industry, she was a service design lead in the telco industry at Telstra leading multiple projects in digital transformation and digitisation. She also had been in the agency side with various roles as a senior customer experience designer & strategist as well as creative director at Fusion Labs, a corporate co-innovation company, leading teams and projects, facilitating design thinking workshops on some of Australia’s leading big banks, insurance companies, industry unions, and property developers.

She is also the co-founder of KUPI CULTURE, a social enterprise in Banda Aceh, Indonesia that is building positive social impact and economic resilience with the local youth of the city.


Noel Aruliah

He is a serial entrepreneur with a passion to empower people like you reach their maximum life potential.

His story starts with his parents who came to Australia in the mid 90’s & shortly after he was born. He grew up Aussie, was immersed in the culture & had a thick accent, yet had this south Asian façade & felt misplaced. He realised growing up there were many like himself & in 2018 to celebrate our unique culture he started this online community called Subtle Curry Traits.

What started as a joke has now become one of the largest Private Facebook Groups on the planet with 1.1 million members & an Instagram of 100K strong. This opened his eyes to to the world of entrepreneurship & he has not looked back since!

More than owning a media brand, his experience includes starting a Social Media Consultancy helping brands win online, a degree in Actuarial Science with more than 5 years working for one of Australia’s Largest Financial Institutions & exceptional public speaking skills with experience in the Corporate and not-for-profit sectors. 


 Stay tuned, we have more speakers to come!

"The Digital Boss Program has provided me with insightful and incredible opportunities to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs who are wanting to jump into and explore the digital world of business. I have found the network of leaders and peers in the cohort to be most helpful in providing me with advice and ideas for building an online presence for my small business, Kiana Mei Designs. During my time being part of the program, I have been able to expand my online store, build an online portfolio and establish social media profiles, allowing my business to continue to grow physically in person and virtually online".

Kiana Mei
founder of Kiana Mei Designs

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who should apply?
  • You should be 18-25 years old at the start of the program, and must be based in Victoria.
  • You might be interested in starting your own business or side hustle.
  • You might want to learn more about business, technology, and entrepreneurship.
  • You can apply as an individual or team.
  • Young people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
What is the time commitment and where will it take place?

We understand as young people you have a lot on your plate, which is why this program is a short and intense one, designed to deliver maximum value and impact within a condensed time frame. Our aim is to provide you with practical skills and tools, that you can apply immediately, without adding any additional burden to your already busy schedule. 

We'll be kicking off the program with a 2-day sprint workshop in Melbourne, to help you get the best start with your ideas, and meet your cohort, facilitators and experienced guest mentors in person. Following on from the Ship it Weekend, our 6 week sprint will include just 90 minute sessions a week! This ensures you have plenty of time for other commitments such as work and uni. Any time that you put into your business outside of these workshops is up to you, but we do recommend making most of the opportunity and really building out your idea. 

If you are not sure about applying, or have any questions please get in touch with our team here: hello@younghangeagents.com


Key dates:

  • Attend 2 Day Ship It Weekend (in-person) | Friday 21st July & Saturday 22nd July. RSVP to attend here

  • Apply for the 6 Week Sprint Cohort here

    (1 hour a week + 30 minute optional Q&A/Mentoring session after meeting) 


How much does it cost to participate?

There is no cost to be involved in the program.

The program is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and Young Change Agents. We also have funding available if you need support to travel to the in-person workshops if you live in a regional/rural area of Victoria you can apply for this funding to cover your accommodation and transport costs to our Ship It Weekend.

What are the key dates for the program?
  • 2 Day Ship It Weekend (in-person) | Friday 21st July & Saturday 22nd July. RSVP to attend here
  • Online Sprint program starts: Tuesday 25th July!
  • Weekly online sessions on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm.
  • Program Finishes: Early August
  • Showcase at Melbourne Connect: Early September!
What are the selection criteria?

The application form provides clear guidance on what we are looking for in response to each question. Each application will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Passion.
  • Digital interest or curiosity.
  • Perseverance.
  • Growth mindset.

Digital Boss is designed to support young people aged 18-25 in Victoria to establish their own digital product or service.

Delivered through a blend of face-to-face and online workshops, the program will enable participants from diverse backgrounds to develop the skills and networks they need to create their own pathways to economic inclusion and independence.

Turn your passion into a business!

Join a cohort of others Victorians aged 18-25

Valued at $2,500!

Ongoing support and mentorship over the course of the program

Apply here

Got questions?

Send our team an email at hello@youngchangeagents.com and we'll get back to your questions as soon as we can!