Small Group

Education Workshops

Y(E)P small group workshops are run weekly, targeting specific topics and allowing you to have your personal needs met by our local expert mentors. The events are purposely small, with a maximum of eight attendees. The size allows participants to actively work on their business, and ask the mentor specific ideas for their business.

Our small group workshops often book out. Please only register for events you plan to attend.

We get grumpy (on behalf of those who miss out) when you don’t show up to a workshop.

We are grateful for the support of our local mentors. We schedule workshop topics based on feedback from our clients, however, we do accept expressions of interest from workshop presenters in the region we service. For more information please email [email protected]

BIG FISH CAIRNS 2020 @ Central Queensland University
Sep 28 @ 11:00 PM – Sep 30 @ 7:00 AM
Are you full of bright ideas? 💡
🐟 Join us at the 2020 Big Fish and learn how to turn your ideas into reality! 🐟
Bringing together 50 budding entrepreneurs from our region, aged 13 – 18, for 2 days of intensive and fun learning through doing.
You’ll be guided through the creative entrepreneurship process.
You WILL start a new enterprise in two days!
On day one, bright ideas will be brainstormed, and you will form teams. On day two, you will discover how to turn ideas into real business ventures.
Two days of fun and experimental workshops, inspiring mentors and good food, all culminating in a final Pitch event with special guest judges.
All participants will walk away with new skills, industry and peer connections, future career insights and inspiration. No prior knowledge of start-ups or entrepreneurship needed, just a great attitude.
When: 9am – 5pm Tuesday 29th September, 9am- 5pm Wednesday 30th September
Where: CQUniversity Cairns, Level 3, Corner Abbott and Shields Streets
Cost: No cost. including lunch and snacks during the 2-day event. We are able to waive the event cost per participant, thanks to funding and support from sponsors Y(E)P Entrepreneurship Facilitators, Ignite FNQ, CQUniversity and Cairns Regional Council.
There’s a limit of 50 participants from ages 13 – 18, so you’ll need to complete a short application with a few questions around why you should be chosen to attend Big Fish Cairns 2020.
Applications close 5pm on the 21st of September. Successful applicants will be contacted on the 23rd of September.
COVID restrictions are changing all the time, and your safety and health are our number one priority. We will continue to modify this event as changes occur.

Media savvy workshop with Kirsty Nancarrow

Workshop attendees learning new things

Risk management 101 with Rhiannon Simcocks