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Global hat-trick for Earnshaw GEC team

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​2012 Global Enterprise Challenge Team

Earnshaw State College's Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) team has completed a hat-trick of titles for Australia in the annual international challenge event. The win follows on from Australian and international GEC titles in 2010 and 2011.

The team of ten students from years 10-12 won the Global Enterprise Challenge against teams from sixteen other countries.  The 24-hour challenge required students to prepare a two-page written report, three-minute video presentation and PowerPoint presentation in response to a task topic addressing youth unemployment.

Their task was to “present a business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in a business start-up which might be a micro-business in exchange for an equity stake in the operation. These investors are particularly interested in business ideas that will create jobs for young people.”

The team’s solution, ‘MATE’ (Motivational Activities, Training and Exercise), aims to utilise the health, time and technology skills of young people to provide local communities with a motivation to exercise and create healthier lifestyles. The five-stage proposal sees initial investment sourced to develop and trial the business model, which, once successful, can then be replicated in other areas as a franchise.

The winning 2012 GEC team is:

Year 12: Jessie Edge-Williams
Year 11: Jaime Lines, Bridget Greathead, Avalon Hutchinson, Liza Solntseva
Year 10: Tiana Lines, Emma-Louise Clinton, Sean Kelly, Jesse Turnbull, Josh Postle.
Mentors: Colleen Hills, Jane Freier, Bob Steele
View the winning 2012 Australian GEC submission, as well as those from other countries, on the Global Enterprise Challenge website.