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Special screening as part of GEW: The Startup Kids

22 October 2012 - Get Together, Local Events - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

As part of Global Entrepreneurs Week 2012, EntrepreneursNT is hosting a screening of The Start Up Kids, a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. The film contains interviews with the founders of Soundcloud, Dropbox, Vimeo, Playfish, Rainmakers, Kiip, InDinero, Foodspotting and many others who talk about their experiences launching a startup and their lives as an […]

Entrepreneurship as a support to Youth Policy

14 September 2012 - Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

Late last year, in collaboration with Chris Curtis (Chief Executive of CG International), I prepared a submission to the Northern Territory Government Draft Youth Policy Consultation Paper 2011-2016.  Below is the introduction to the submission and the full text can be downloaded via the links at the end of this post. INTRODUCTION Entrepreneurship is a […]

Caines Arcade

26 April 2012 - Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo. Link: cainesarcade.com

Taking Advantage of Fiverr.com

7 March 2012 - Business Ideas, Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

After TEDxDarwinLive last week, one of my friends, Sibylle, shared her recent experience with outsourcing on Fiverr.com.  I have been experimenting with outsourcing for a few years so I thought I would check out the site. What people will do or request to be done for $5 is only limited by your imagination. I was […]

Event: Xavier College students from Bathurst Island at the Mindil Markets

21 October 2011 - Local Events, Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

On Thursday, 27 October 2011 some of the senior students from Xavier College, Bathurst Island, will be holding a stall at the final Mindil Markets for 2011. The students will be selling bags and t-shirts (all sizes) that they have screen-printed with their own designs. The students have already had great success to date with a stall […]

Event: Best Value Business Strategies and Structure for Success

11 October 2011 - Local Events - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

Wealthyfrog are holding an event for October Business Month – The Art of Bootstrapping and Best Buying, Best-Selling, Best Workers = Best Business.  Mike O’Hagan, Entrepreneur of MiniMovers fame, is presenting along with Richard Starr. Event details: Start time: 6:00pm Date: 27 October 2011 Venue: Darwin Entertainment Centre Find out more and register for the […]

Young Entrepeneurs Get Together #1

8 October 2011 - Get Together, Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - 2 Comments

Today entrepreneursNT hosted its first Young Entrepreneurs Get Together.  15 people came together for 2 hours on a Saturday morning to share and learn about entrepreneurship. Jason Schoolmeester, the host of the Get Together, talked about entrepreneurship: “Whenever I meet someone who has an idea and followed it through, I get inspired. The passion that […]

Solutions to Social Issues = Social Entrepreneurs

3 September 2011 - Social - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

French origin of entrepreneur = those that undertake

Totally Epic Entrepreneurial Non-Adults

3 September 2011 - Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

Will Smidlein is a 13 year old freelance web designer and on the stage of TEDxDetroit made it very clear that age is no barrier to being in business, to being an entrepreneur. Will is a TEEN entrepreneur, what does TEEN stand for: T otally E pic E ntreprenurial N on-adults TEEN entrepreneurs face the same […]

Raising kids to be entrepreneurs

2 September 2010 - Education, Youth - Jason Schoolmeester - No Comments

Cameron Herold has a great talk on TED.com. Cameron’s focus is on raising kids to be entrepreneurs.  I love this idea. Cameron points out that we teach kids to go after great jobs: lawyers, doctors, accountants.  But we don’t teach them to want to be entrepreneurs. I have linked the talk below, but there are […]