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LaunchPad for kids – Learn to launch a micro food business

Learn to create, plan, and implement a simple business idea, and launch a micro food business.

Course Cost: POA

About LaunchPad

LaunchPad: Learn to create, plan, and implement a simple business idea! A fun, visual, show-me-how, work-with-our-hands approach to learning with a bit of magic thrown in!

  • 3-day Kids Programme
  • Suitable: for ages 7-13+ years
  • Location: At Select Council Community Centres and Schools

Available during the school holidays.

LaunchPad is a unique kids programme developed to encourage divergent thinking that helps them succeed. It also simplifies the core skills kids need as they grow, delivering an unboxed learning experience.

Launchpad Training

Course Content

Kids understand the meaning and importance of:

  • Setting up a micro-business (Entrepreneurship)
  • Goal setting, communicating this, and teamwork
  • How money works (Budgeting, income, expenses, and profit)
  • Promoting and selling what we make (Marketing)
  • Interesting food facts and scary stuff (Food Science & Food Safety)
  • Problem-solving and divergent thinking
  • Recovering quickly from setbacks (Resilience)
  • Looking after where we live (Sustainability)
  • Looking after each other (Health & Safety)
  • Rules and expectations (Compliance)

On the third day, they get to present an actual group micro business to friends, family, and the public.

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Launchpad Training

A Course Resource

About Food Safe

Food Safe Ltd is Accredited by the New Zealand Government + is a Category 1 NZQA-Registered PTE. Training complies with the Food Safety Bylaws and Verifier Audits right across New Zealand.

Our training is trusted by both well known New Zealand and Global food companies and heaps of small teams too! Our training is science-based on New Zealand regulatory and globally recognised best practice – MPI, FAO, FDA, EU

Food Safe’s advisory committee includes leading experts, quality and compliance managers, and governance experts. For even more information about Food Safe and the companies we work with, click here



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Programme Day

Please arrive 15 minutes before your class starts.

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