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YES (Young Entrepreneur Summit) Cairns - Secondary

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Run by young people, for young people, YES (Young Entrepreneur Summit) Cairns is a dynamic one-day, interactive Summit for young Australians interested in STEM, innovation and Entrepreneurship. This particular event has been designed for secondary school students (Grade 7 to 12).

The Summit is a super high energy, action-packed event that features keynote presentations from renowned tech leaders, panel discussions and interactive group workshops on a whole range of ‘adulting skills’ such as STEM, leadership, public speaking and problem solving.

This event has been sponsored by Launch Y(EP), the Tropical Innovation Festival, and the Australian Government, Department of Industry, Science and Resources.


  • Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
  • Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location: James Cook University, Australia, Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield
  • Student Packing List: Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea + Water Bottle + Notebook and Pen 


  • 8:45am to 9:15am. CHECK-IN + DOORS OPEN
  • 9:15am to 9:30am. SUMMIT OPENING + INTRODUCTION
  • 9:30am to 10:00am. QUICK 10 KEYNOTE + Q&A
  • 10:00am to 10:30am. IDEATION WORKSHOP
  • 10:30am to 11:00am. MORNING TEA
  • 11:00am to 12:20pm. PITCH DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
  • 12:20pm to 1:00pm. YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS PANEL Q&A
  • 1:00pm to 1:30pm. LUNCH
  • 1:30pm to 1:45pm. PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP
  • 1:45pm to 2:20pm. 'SHARK TANK' STYLE PITCH SESSION
  • 2:20pm to 2:30pm. WRAP-UP + SUMMIT CONCLUSION


Thanks to the support from the Australian Government, Department of Industry, Science and Resources, all tickets are fully funded for young people and educators to attend. To ensure all local youth have the opportunity to attend, tickets are capped at 25 students per school. For more information or to request further free tickets, please email

Students may attend individually but require supervision from a parent or guardian.


The Australian School of Entrepreneurship is an initiative of The ASE Group - a community-led and purpose driven business for good that delivers education, entrepreneurship and employment programs to Australians of all ages. Our mission is to equip every Australian with the skillsresources and mindset they need to start a business or enter the workforce, regardless of their postcode.  

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