Tim Kemp - Round 1, 2018 Champion

Empowering girls to be entrepreneurial

High school teacher Tim Kemp is teaching students how to apply design thinking strategies to develop innovative solutions to problems in their community.

Tim’s passion for music, multimedia and IT led him to the development of Design and Innovation Studies at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in Brisbane. His classes incorporate design thinking, technology and entrepreneurship skills and helps prepare students for a digital future.

Tim runs a weekly technology entrepreneurship club at the school, providing students with a space to explore technologies and develop and apply their digital design skills. The club encourages girls to identify their strengths, form diverse teams and create mobile apps designed to help solve real world problems.

Working closely with the not-for-profit organisation Tech Girls Movement, Tim has coached teams to compete in national and international technology entrepreneurship competitions. His mentorship has produced several finalists, along with a winning national team. Nurturing and celebrating the achievements of the girls, Tim has accompanied two teams to the global Technovation World Pitch, a competition encouraging young women to create a mobile app solution for global problems. Through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, one of his teams has been fortunate to connect with a local tech company and form a business partnership to develop their ideas further. Another team was also announced as Australian winners of the Conrad Sprit of Innovation competition. They will travel to Kennedy Space Centre in the USA to pitch their app at the Conrad Innovation Summit.

In the future, Tim is hoping to expand the club to involve a wider and more diverse cross section of girls from the local community. He is excited by the creativity that diversity brings to the teams, the opportunity to provide students with a greater awareness of global issues, and to show how these issues can be addressed through technology.

As a Community Digital Champion, Tim will continue the tech entrepreneur club providing girls with the opportunity to learn about:

  • UX (User Experience) design, design thinking and digital drawing tools to create user friendly apps and develop business logos
  • spreadsheet use for calculating business incomes and expenses, along with how to create charts to display statistics and other business information
  • online communication and collaboration tools to enable students to connect with mentors and share their project work with others.


Tim is nominated by: Tech Girls Movement

Empowering girls to be entrepreneurial

High school teacher Tim Kemp is teaching students how to apply design thinking strategies to develop innovative solutions to problems in their community.

Tim’s passion for music, multimedia and IT led him to the development of Design and Innovation Studies at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in Brisbane. His classes incorporate design thinking, technology and entrepreneurship skills and helps prepare students for a digital future.

Tim runs a weekly technology entrepreneurship club at the school, providing students with a space to explore technologies and develop and apply their digital design skills. The club encourages girls to identify their strengths, form diverse teams and create mobile apps designed to help solve real world problems.

Working closely with the not-for-profit organisation Tech Girls Movement, Tim has coached teams to compete in national and international technology entrepreneurship competitions. His mentorship has produced several finalists, along with a winning national team. Nurturing and celebrating the achievements of the girls, Tim has accompanied two teams to the global Technovation World Pitch, a competition encouraging young women to create a mobile app solution for global problems. Through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, one of his teams has been fortunate to connect with a local tech company and form a business partnership to develop their ideas further. Another team was also announced as Australian winners of the Conrad Sprit of Innovation competition. They will travel to Kennedy Space Centre in the USA to pitch their app at the Conrad Innovation Summit.

In the future, Tim is hoping to expand the club to involve a wider and more diverse cross section of girls from the local community. He is excited by the creativity that diversity brings to the teams, the opportunity to provide students with a greater awareness of global issues, and to show how these issues can be addressed through technology.

As a Community Digital Champion, Tim will continue the tech entrepreneur club providing girls with the opportunity to learn about:

  • UX (User Experience) design, design thinking and digital drawing tools to create user friendly apps and develop business logos
  • spreadsheet use for calculating business incomes and expenses, along with how to create charts to display statistics and other business information
  • online communication and collaboration tools to enable students to connect with mentors and share their project work with others.


Tim is nominated by: Tech Girls Movement