We are fishing for future entrepreneurs.
Applications are now open for the opportunity to pitch your business idea to the fish tank. If you’re 12 to 25 years of age and live, study, work or play in the City of Unley, you could win a prize package that will help grow your business.
Applications close 24 March 2019.
I don’t live in the City of Unley, can I still apply?
You must live, work, study or play in the City of Unley to apply for Fish Tank. This means your school, place of study, sporting club, recreational club, workplace or home could be located in the City of Unley. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, please contact Laura De Bono, Community Development Project Officer, Youth by email or phone 8372 5111.
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How strict are the age requirements?
Entrants must be aged 12 to 25 years at the time of entry application.
Can I apply as part of a duo or group?
For the 12 – 17 years category, you can apply as part of a group of up to 4 participants. Each participant would need to complete the online application form separately as we do require parent’s permission details and each application needs to indicate which group they are part of in the business idea section (for example all group participants state the same business idea). Please note – if successful in winning Fish Tank, prizes are to be split amongst the group members and not a prize for each group member.
For the 18 – 25 years category, only individual applications will be accepted as the prizes cannot be split up.
What to consider when submitting your business idea for the application form?
What impact will your business idea or product have on the other people, the community, the environment and even the world?
Is your business idea or product something new, different, and or existing?
Has imagination been applied to your business idea or product?
Is your business idea or product actually possible?
Are the costs involved with your business idea or product realistic and achievable?
My business is already established, am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, if you have an established business and or product you are still eligible to apply. However you must be able to prove that you need the financial and mentoring support for your business or product to develop further.
My business is just an idea at this stage, am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, if you simply just have a business idea you are eligible to apply. You must ensure that you explain the business idea in detail, in your application form.
I participated in Fish Tank 2016 and or Change Makers 2018, am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, previous City of Unley Fish Tank 2016 and City of Unley Change Makers 2018 participants may submit an application, however it must be for a different business idea and or product than previously presented.
What is the prize package?
12 – 17 years category
1st Prize – Futurepreneurs Launchpad mentoring package facilitated by entrepreneurship educator Sasha Dragovelic, including two x 2 hour mentoring sessions (valued at $650) + a complimentary place in the Business SA Youth Entrepreneur Workshop to be run in May 2019 at Business SA (valued at $300) + $500 seed money.
2nd Prize – $ 300 seed money.
18 – 25 years category
1st Prize – Business SA SAYES (South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme) 12 month workshop and mentoring program valued at ($1,200) + two complimentary tickets to a 2019 Business SA Chamber Networking Event + $500 seed money.
2nd Prize – $300 seed money.
What is the time commitment to participate in Fish Tank?
Promotion to commence
18 February 2019
Call for Applications
Opens 18 February 2019 and closes 24 March 2019
Fish Tank Entrepreneurship Workshop
Free workshop, all welcome
Saturday 9 March 2019, 1 – 4pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre
Presentation & Pitch Workshop
Free workshop, only for the top 10 finalists
Saturday 30 March 2019, 1 – 3pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre
Fish Tank, Pitch Night Event
Free event, only the top 10 finalists will pitch, however all other applicants are welcome to attend.
Thursday 4 April 2019, 5:45pm for 6 – 8pm
Unley Town Hall
When will I know if I am one of the top 10 finalists?
The top 10 finalists will be notified by email and phone by Monday 25 March 2019, 2– 4pm.
I can’t attend the Fish Tank Entrepreneurship Workshop on Saturday 9 March 2019, 1 – 4pm at the Fullarton Park Community Centre, can I still submit an application form for Fish Tank?
Yes, you can still submit an application form. The Fish Tank Entrepreneurship Workshop is not mandatory to attend, however it will provide useful information about entrepreneurship and insights from special guest speakers.
If I am selected as one of the Top 10 finalists to present at the Fish Tank Pitch Night and I can’t attend the Presentation & Pitch Workshop on Saturday 30 March 2019, 1 – 3pm, at the Fullarton Park Community Centre, can I still pitch my business idea at the live Fish Tank Pitch Night on Thursday 4 April 2019, 5:45pm for 6 – 8pm, at the Unley Town Hall?
Unfortunately not, it is mandatory to attend the Presentation & Pitch workshop if you have been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists to be able to pitch at the live Fish Tank Pitch Night. If you are unable to attend the Presentation & Pitch workshop, then you will forfeit your place in the competition.
If I am selected as one to the Top 10 finalists and I can’t attend the Fish Tank Pitch Night on Thursday 4 April 2019, 5:45pm 6 – 8pm, at the Unley Town Hall, can I still participate in Fish Tank?
Unfortunately not, it is mandatory to attend the Fish Tank Pitch Night if you have been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists. If you are unable to attend the Fish Tank Pitch Night, then you will forfeit your place in the competition.
Who are the judges for the live Fish Tank Pitch Night?
If you have any other questions, please contact Laura De Bono, Community Development Project Officer, Youth by email or 8372 5111.
The City of Unley provides a range of recreational workshops and activities for children, young people and families during the school holidays.
Activities are held across our community centres, libraries and museum. Details of upcoming school holiday activities will be listed on this webpage.
Thursday 18 April, 9am – 3.30pm
For girls aged 7–12 years.
Girl Power's mission is to foster a positive mindset, inner confidence and resilience in girls at a young age, before they embark on their teenage years and exposed to the powerful world of social media.
Girl Power's workshops are based on positive psychology principles and delivered by way of fun, creative and engaging activities.
Girls come away from the workshops knowing themselves better, understanding the power they have over their own lives and with increased social awareness. In this full day workshop, we will focus on individuality, strengths, friendships, growth vs fixed mindset, mindfulness, body image and gratitude.
The topics will be explored through movement, vibrant discussion, active games with props, role play and art/craft. Parents will be given inspiration for ways to continue the well-being journey at home and all girls will receive a special gift bag.
Bring lunch. Water and morning tea (fruit) will be provided.
Cost: $20 for City of Unley residents; $30 for non-residents.
Bookings essential as places limited.
Bookings and enquiries, phone the Fullarton Park Community Centre Reception on 8372 5180
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