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    Building Intrapreneurial Innovators Webinar - Edufest WA 2024

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    In today’s rapidly evolving world, organisations big and small are being challenged to innovate or risk a blockbuster style demise. With increasing pressure on businesses across every industry to think differently, employers are working hard to cultivate intrapreneurial skills within their teams.

    While we often hear headlines about entrepreneurs working to build innovative startups set to change the world, what we’re finding is that there is also a growing population of intrapreneurs in the workforce that are taking an entrepreneurial approach to designing new products, strategies, and ways of working within existing organisations.

    For many young people, the concept of intrapreneurship is much more appealing than entrepreneurship as they consider their pathways after school. An intrapreneurial pathway provides young people entering the workforce with the security of a job with an existing organisation, an established team to work with, an existing brand, product, and customer base, and often the ability to scale their ideas quickly if they find success in the role.

    In the words of Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, “While it's true that every company needs an entrepreneur to get it underway, healthy growth requires a smattering of intrapreneurs who drive new projects and explore new and unexpected directions for business development.”

    So, for educators looking to equip their young people with the skills and capabilities to thrive in an ever changing future of work, how can we nurture the next generation of intrapreneurs in our classrooms?

    Our Building Entrepreneurial Innovators webinar will see a panel of West Australian intrapreneurs coming together to share their experiences in the industry, as well as their advice for educators looking to equip their young people with the intrapreneurial skills required to thrive in our ever changing future of work.

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    Meet Your Speakers 



    Jia Keatnuxsuo | Cloud Solution Architect At Microsoft
    Jia is a thriving endurance athlete, a Tech Optimiser, a Climate Educator, a TEDx Speaker, and a multi-award winner of Women in Technology Western Australia 2019, NASA Space App Challenge, Energy Hack, Transport Hack WA and UWA Innovation Challenge. Jia works at Microsoft bringing together Cloud Computing, Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Environmental Sustainability to help public sector customers solve the toughest problems in our time. You often find her involved in community events that increase technology accessibility and inclusiveness to underrepresented groups such as encouraging other women to come into tech and inspiring students and young professionals to be curious and confident in the world of STEAM.

    Maria Luque | Co-Founder Of Drip Invest
    Maria is an MBA graduate from Curtin University. Having engaged with multiple start ups in Argentina and Australia, her expertise lies in helping small businesses grow through innovative strategies. Maria has had exposure to diverse industries, having worked in multiple consultancy projects and learning new skills such as sales at Apple. Maria is passionate for all things creativity, sustainability and wellbeing.

    Imogen Blow | Marketing Manager at Bloom & Founder Of Peachie
    Meet Imogen, a dynamic blend of content creator, marketing guru, and global adventurer. Her path to entrepreneurial success has been anything but ordinary. As the Marketing and Communications manager at [the coolest organization on the planet], Bloom, Imogen finds herself immersed in a vibrant ecosystem of youthful innovation. Serving as a hub for young entrepreneurs, Bloom pulsates with ideas and passion, a space where Imogen's own entrepreneurial spirit thrives. Her firsthand experience as an entrepreneur enables her to understand the needs and thought processes of budding business owners. Bloom has also played a large role in supporting Imogen's entrepreneurship endeavors. Imogen's entrepreneurial journey kicked off at the age of 22, when her unique travel style captured the attention of audiences across Europe and America, catapulting her to viral fame. Drawing on this exposure and her academic background in Marketing and Psychology, Imogen founded Ginger Imagery. Through captivating drone imagery of Outback Australia, Ginger Imagery ignites conversations on a global scale. Today, Imogen's business has pivoted to Peachie, a wedding videography content business with a bold vision to revolutionize the industry. Peachie isn't just about capturing moments; it's about redefining how stories are immortalised and shared, reflecting Imogen's unwavering dedication to innovation and creativity.

    Scott Millar | Chief Troublemaker At BOP Industries
    Scott Millar is a business leader, keynote speaker, and generational consultant on a mission to help organisations navigate the ever changing future of work. Launching his business in early high school, Scott has spent the past 10 years working with young professionals and business leaders around the world to explore how technology and innovation are changing the way we live, work, and learn. As one of Australia's top 30 business leaders under 30 years of age, Queensland’s Young Small Business Leader, APAC's Inspiring Youth Leader, two-time TEDx Speaker, and LGBT advocate, Scott is passionate about inspiring others to seize opportunities in their digital world.

    About EduFest WA
    Coming to Perth in 2024, EduFest WA will empower West Australian educators develop a culture of intrapreneurship and innovation in their school communities, fostering a new generation of creative problem solvers and critical thinkers who are ready to tackle the challenges of the future.Through workshops, seminars, and hands-on activities, EduFest WA attendees will have the chance to learn from industry leaders and experts, as well as collaborate and network with other educators. EduFest WA is a unique opportunity for educators to enhance their knowledge and understanding of intrapreneurship, innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurship education, enabling them to teach these 21st-century skills with confidence.EduFest is being delivered as a collaborative partnership between the Malka Foundation, Bloom Centre For Youth Innovation, St Catherine’s College, and BOP Industries.

    To find out more, head to: www.edufestwa.com


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