Local entrepreneurs have come together for day one of D3 Challenge #7, to help young people find a way to interact with confidence in the online world.

D3 Digital Challenge workshopD3#7 - Digital Trust: Young, Online & Confident - is a joint initiative between the South Australian Cyber Innovation Node (AustCyber) and the South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People and responds to feedback from South Australian young people who said they wanted more education around when and how to ‘block’, ‘ignore’, ‘report’, ‘delete’ and ‘speak up’ if they feel uneasy about a website interaction they are experiencing.

Facilitator and Leapsheep​ CEO Kirk Drage kicked off Day 1 by talking about creating sustainable solutions to community problems. This was followed by presentations from subject matter experts, Helen Connolly, South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People, Paula Oliver, Manager of the South Australian Cyber Innovation Node (AustCyber), and Derek Grocke of CyberOps.

Participants used the day to test their ideas using a business model canvas with support from mentors.

On Day 2 of the challenge, to be held on Saturday 27 July, teams will receive pitch coaching and get the opportunity to practice their pitches to a panel of mentors and life experts.

Teams will then pitch their final ideas to a judging panel of experts, including AustCyber CEO Michelle Price, South Australian Government Chief Information Security Officer David Goodman, Dtex Systems co-founder and chief technical officer Mohan Koo and Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly, at an event on Monday 5 August.

The winning team, to be chosen and announced at the pitch event, will receive $15,000 to progress their idea.

Learn more about the current challenge and how D3 works.