Got a new kickstarter ideas for a Mulgrave club, event, or initiative that you feel would have a positive impact on our community and world.
StartUp is a panel, led by student leaders and teachers (Mr Wilson and Mr Mak), that will review student applications for new initiatives and ideas in the Upper School; we will review your application, listen to your pitch at a meeting and make recommendations to applicants and the school if we think your pitch is something we should support. We will also provide referrals, resources and mentorship to help students get their ideas off the ground. If the StartUp team decides that your proposal is not ready or appropriate to launch (yet), they will guide you and support you around what you could do next to get it off the ground.
Ready to apply? Come up with a good idea/club/activity/event that you and/or others feel would be positive or impactful addition to the Mulgrave — especially in terms learning, “social good” and/or well being for our community and beyond.
Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year. There are no deadlines.
After applying, you are invited to come to a StartUp meeting on Thursday at lunch in 2540 (Mr Wilson’s room) where you will make your “elevator pitch”: a short, well crafted pitch telling us who you are and why we (Mulgrave) should startup your proposed club, activity, event, etc. Why is it called an elevator pitch? Because you should be able to sell your idea to the people you’re talking to within the same time frame you might ride an elevator with them.
After the StartUp meeting, the team will follow up with you to let you know if your proposal was accepted, accepted with recommendations, requires revision or requires alternative arrangements. The team will also consult with the Co-Curricular Coordinator (Mr Mak) and the school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), including school Principals and Vice Principals, to determine final approval if your proposal is recommended by StartUp.
Good luck to all applicants!
David Zheng G12
Head of Global Engagement and Service Learning