Our initial programs have shown that up to 50% of teams are wanting to further progress their ideas to the next stage.

For this reason, we have introduced a 2nd stage, called YINC which is an incubator program that mirrors adult-based incubator programs in content and style.

The YINC is by invitation, based on the top ideas from the alumni of Young Change Agents in the region. Teams can also select additional team members to join them if desired.

The selection process will be mirrored to the judging criteria of the pitches at the 2.5 day program, namely:

  • Model (business model).
  • Market potential (is there a market, what will be the social impact).
  • Management team (why are you the team to make this happen).
  • Momentum (what have you done so far: prototype/validation).


  • Understanding of the next steps in taking an idea and developing a business plan.
  • A cycle of prototyping and customer validation that allows them to iterate their product and service in line with customer needs and skills.
  • Engagement with mentors to create confidence and a transfer of knowledge.
  • Exposure to industry experts and entrepreneurs (inspiration and confidence).
  • Specific new learning topics including marketing, legal, finance and risk.


Check out our Youth Incubator program with Atlassian and see how a YINC helps take youth ideas to the next level.

Entrepreneurial Learning Hub

The Entrepreneurial Learning Hub can be used by students and teachers alongside the Explorer program to document and share entrepreneurial learning in one place.

It's a digital portfolio for young people to capture their skills development, their work and reflections, enabling them to articulate and share their capabilities.

Students are recognised by gaining badges for their achievements and can unlock advanced learning opportunities as they progress.
Teachers can monitor student progress and efficiently mark student assessment once the program is complete.


"I had the opportunity of observing the outcome of the program in a disadvantage school in Western Sydney. I was thoroughly impressed at how the students applied strong entrepreneurial frameworks to address key social issues close to their heart. It was a delight to watch."

Bettina Manevski | Head of Global Sales, Atlassian

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