Experiential, transformative programs developed to provide F-10 students with a framework to build valuable life skills including teamwork, resilience and independence.
Through hands-on, experiential learning journeys, students will develop enterprise skills and an entrepreneurial mindset – essential tools to successfully navigate an ever-changing world. Following key self-reflection and team building projects, students are thrown into the process of navigating the entrepreneurial journey – brainstorming, prototyping and building solutions to a problem.
Delivered at our purpose-built entrepreneurial training facility at Ormond College, students get a glimpse into their future lives at university and beyond. The programs maximise links to the Australian Curriculum and are facilitated by Wade Institute expert entrepreneurial educators, and mentors. Each program, from our 1-day challenge to the 5-day bootcamp, is designed to be flexible and be tailored to your school’s needs.
Andrew ‘Midsy’ Middleton
Developed to expand students’ knowledge and life experience.
Pip Madden is an educator with a passion for crafting lifeworthy learning, currently teaching at primary level at Mentone Grammar in Melbourne. She is also a Senior Facilitator and Learning Designer for UpSchool at Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, where she guides teachers through immersive entrepreneurial learning experiences and invites them to consider how they might frame entrepreneurial learning in their school’s context. Pip’s interest in innovative pedagogies is continuously shaped by professional reading and learning experiences including Wade’s UpSchool Communities of Practice, Stanford d.school’s Discover Design Thinking, and Harvard’s Educating Global Citizens and Project Zero. Her education includes a Master of Teaching (Primary) from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology).
Andrew is a startup founder and facilitates UpSchool Andrew is also the Director of Programs at the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre, overseeing the MAP and TRAM programs and working with program teams to create meaningful experiences and connections for the MEC community. He’s constantly iterating and innovating, practicing what we preach to make improvements and find ways around problems. Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering before returning to complete a Master of Entrepreneurship at the Wade Institute. It was over a drink that Andrew met his fellow co-founders and made his debut in research entrepreneurship with ReCubit, developing a robotic device that enables stroke survivors the world over to have access to affordable upper limb rehabilitation.
Jaxon has a background in finance and accounting. He undertook his bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Australia and later completed the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship at Wade Institute. Jaxon went on to co-found a health tech company that was part of the MAP (Melbourne Accelerator program’s) 2019 cohort. Jaxon is a Director is a New Zealand based group of entities working across SaaS, infrastructure and the Not-for-Profit sectors. He has taught and facilitated for organisations such as Western Sydney University, the Wade Institute, the University of Melbourne, MAP and Victoria’s startup agency, LaunchVic. He is currently the Accelerator Manager at MAP and a Senior Facilitator for Wade’s UpSchool program.
Libby has 10+ years’ experience as a secondary teacher, where she first developed an entrepreneurship program for students. She then founded her own business and took a leap into the world of startups. Libby now splits her time between facilitating Wade’s UpSchool programs for K-12 educators, leading and developing Scale Investors’ education programs for women-founders and investors, and facilitating for various accelerator programs, including SBE Australia and Monash Generator. Libby also works extensively with founders to develop pitch decks.
I learned a lot about the process of developing an idea, and how you have to consider all the things which are going to make it special. It helped as well with thinking creatively about how to solve problems and learning to manage my time.Year 6 student
Mentone Grammar School