inclusive entrepreneurship

Empowerment through inclusive entrepreneurship

Ensuring that entrepreneurship can be accessed by everyone

Entrepreneurship empowers. It gives people independence, financial freedom and stability. It also equips people with a range of critical skill such as personal leadership skills that can be applied to any business or workplace. Entrepreneurship is not only rewarding, fulfilling and engaging, it is something that should be accessible to everyone.

However, unfortunately the entrepreneurial ecosystem is neither sufficiently diverse nor accessible. It remains largely dominated by mainstream groups, and while governments around the world continue to celebrate and encourage the growth of small business and start-ups, this call to arms shouldn’t be limited to only certain parts of the community. Entrepreneurship should be accessible and available to all.

Program overview

At Gemstar, we have taken steps to create a more inclusive future, starting with a inclusive entrepreneurship program of our own, HiddenGems. This is a first-of-its-kind program designed to help disadvantaged people break barriers to achieve entrepreneurial success. Participants will be guided through designing ideas as viable businesses through a series of masterclasses, ongoing consultation, guidance, encouragement, and access to a business network and opportunities that span Australia, ASEAN, the US and UK.

The course has been designed to build foundational knowledge before expanding into more in-depth topics, allowing for all skill levels. The masterclasses are carefully selected to cover all areas of the start-up process and combine most of the modules delivered in the Diploma.

  • Real-world entrepreneurship
  • Unearthing your passion
  • Unearthing your purpose
  • Personal brand and a winning story
  • Problem-solving and the business idea
  • Understanding the landscape and validation
  • What is strategic marketing
  • Nailing the business model
  • Resourcing it right
  • Delivering a winning pitch

Program outcomes

Participants will have access to Gemstar’s partner network which also may lead to future employment opportunities as well as the ability to become role models and mentors to future participants.

Participants will have access through Gemstar to commercialise their idea through a range of mentorship opportunities in both Australia and ASEAN with the program facilitation team.

Participants will develop the skills and tools to apply the entrepreneurial mindset across any endeavour and project, within their business idea as well as in their day-to-day lives or existing and future careers.

Participants will have access to Gemstar’s partner network which also may lead to future employment opportunities as well as the ability to become role models and mentors to future participants.

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