Workshop Three - 24 April 2018

Bex Twemlow, Vanessa Leota and Bill Munro were the mentors for our third Workshop - "Meet the Mentors" on Tuesday night.

Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2018

Reverse Pitching Two - Hunter Safety Lab - 10 April 2018

This Wellington based Startup came to Dunedin and found a receptive cohort!

Posted: Thursday April 12, 2018

Workshop 2 - 27 March 2018

Audacious second Workshop, took place at H603, Otago Polytechnic Lecture Hall.

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

Workshop 1 and Reverse Pitching 20 March 2018

We combined two Strands in One Session and had Andrew Wallace mentoring the student cohort and take care of the Workshop part. For the Reverse Pitching, Sherman Weatherall from Agility was present and offered four problems to the students to solve.

Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018

Audacious 2018 Launch

The Audacious Challenge was launched on Wednesday in Te Wao Nui, the new shared space in the Otago Business School.

Posted: Sunday March 18, 2018

2017 Audacious Winners

This year has been a roller-coaster ending on a high with a successful Audacious Challenge Awards Evening 19th September 2017 at the HUB, Otago Polytechnic.

Posted: Monday October 16, 2017

The Audacious Challenge Awards, Semester2, 2017

Semester 2 of the Audacious Challenge ran July - September and comprised business workshops and Business Coaching sessions, concluding with  the students pitching to a Dragon’s Den. The Audacious Challenge Awards Evening brought together Dunedin's business and academic community and the student cohort. 

Posted: Sunday October 15, 2017

Dragon's Den 2017: Puna Kawa, Otago Polytechnic

Posted: Thursday September 14, 2017

WORKSHOP 3 - 15 AUGUST 2017 - H603 OP.

A high caliber of women were the guest speakers for Workshop 3. Julie Curphey handled Branding, Bex Twemlow, Sales & Pitching and Sophie Barker, Competitor Analysis.

Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017

Workshop 2 - 8 August 2017 at H603, Otago Polytechnic

The second workshop had Finance, Legal and Taxes as topics which were covered by Conrad Anderson, Bill Munro and David Ehlers respectively.

Posted: Wednesday August 9, 2017

WORKSHOP 1 : Lean Business Model Canvas

A recap and introduction to the world's leading BMC

Posted: Friday August 4, 2017

Audacious Launch, The Hub, 18 July 2017

The second term of Audacious kicked off with more than 65 students joining in for the Launch at the Hub on the 18th July 2017.

Posted: Tuesday July 25, 2017

Logan Elliott - Audacious 2010 Winner - Highly Flammable.

While studying for a Master of Entrepreneurship, Logan realised in 2010 that his idea could become a viable business. The result: Highly Flammable...

Posted: Thursday July 20, 2017

Logan Elliott : a true entrepreneur!

When Logan is asked for one thing that describes his deepest passion; it is ‘enabling epic entrepreneurship. Logan defines epic entrepreneurship as combining passion, creativity, adventure & location independence to create incredible businesses.

Posted: Friday July 7, 2017

Winner 2012: RYAN EVERTON

Ryan Everton won the Audacious 2012 Challenge with his good idea, but since then his reuse and recycle business has taken off here and overseas.

Posted: Wednesday July 5, 2017

Jason Leong - Audacious 2006 - PocketSmith !

PocketSmith began with the idea that a calendar and event-based approach would be a powerful paradigm for communicating and managing financial information.

Posted: Tuesday July 4, 2017

Craig Smith - Audacious 2007 Winner - Education Perfect.

Education Perfect re-branded from Language Perfect at the end of 2013 and business has doubled every year.

Posted: Tuesday July 4, 2017

Anna Gunther - Audacious 2012 - PledgeMe

In 2011, Anna Guenther saw how Kickstarter, a US-based crowdfunding platform, helped fund projects that fell outside normal funding systems. And it's while studying for a Master of Entrepreneurship at Otago University, that she saw the opportunity to introduce New Zealand to a supportive and inclusive funding platform.

Posted: Tuesday July 4, 2017


What is the most exciting technology emerging in the energy sector? 

Posted: Monday July 3, 2017

Dr Kim Chilman-Blair, First Audacious Winner 2006!

 Kim won the first Audacious Challenge in 2006 with Medikidz - a business idea that went on to earn support from Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall, and has since gone global.

Posted: Friday June 30, 2017