Boss Camp, the first program of its kind in South Australia, was awarded both the Majoran Distillery and Second Place prizes at this weekend’s Startup Adelaide Entrepreneur competition.
Boss Camp’s inaugural event, to be held on the 8-9 of October was also launched during the weekend selling nearly half of the tickets on offer in the first 12 hours. The team also raised over $18,000 in sponsorship over the two days.
“We have been amazed at the level of support – there hasn’t been a single business that we’ve approached that hasn’t wanted to get on board in some way. This is just the start”, says founder Sasha Dragovelic.
Boss Camp recognises that traditional pathways to employment don’t always suit everyone. The event aims to inspire, challenge and foster the entrepreneurial spirit amongst young, school-aged South Australians to ensure their future is secure. The event connects them to entrepreneurs wand the business community through an intensive two-day workshop and mentoring program.
By giving young people a chance to be job makers, not just job takers, the team behind Boss Camp also hopes it will play an ongoing role in contributing to economic growth in South Australia as part of our startup ecosystem.
The event is supported by the passionate Adelaide startup and business community. Tickets are now available through the program’s website: http://www.bosscamp.wordpress.com