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The Townsville Youth Innovation Festival - Primary School

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The Big Fish Innovators Network and the Australian School of Entrepreneurship with support from Townsville City Council and JCU Townsville invites you to 'The Townsville Youth Innovation Festival’.

The Townsville Youth Innovation Festival features interactive sessions, a keynote presentation and group workshops full of creativity and innovation. The one-day festival will develop the skills and mindset they need to become entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, scientists and small business owners.

The Festival is designed for primary school students in Grade 3 to Grade 6.


During The Townsville Youth Innovation Festival, students will learn about the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers, attend panel discussions and will start their very own business or social change movement. Key Activities:

  • Business 101. What is a business? What makes an entrepreneur? Why do entrepreneurs do what they do?
  • Ideation. What are some local and global problems? How can we use technology and innovation to solve them?
  • Rotations. Writing a Business Pitch, Learning Financial Literacy and Creating a Pitch Deck
  • Soft Skills. How do you speak so people actually want to listen?
  • Presentation. Students will be invited to present their business ideas to a panel of judges in the form of a 2 minute investment pitch.


  • Date: Tuesday, 6 June 2023
  • Time: 9:00am (8:45am arrival) to 2:30pm
  • Location: Central Lecture Theatre, James Cook University (JCU) Townsville 
  • Target Cohort: Primary Students (Grade 3 to Grade 6) and homeschool youth
  • Student Packing List: Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea + Water Bottle + Notebook and Pen 


A big thank you to the following sponsors and partners for making this event possible:

  • Townsville City Council 
  • James Cook University (JCU) Townsville
  • The Big Fish Innovators Network

If you're interesting in supporting this event as a partner or mentor, please reach out via We'd love to hear from you!


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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