The Audacious Challenge Awards term two 2017.

The competition of this second term launched July 18th and consolidated over 3 intensive weeks of Workshops and Business Coaching sessions in August, reached an early High on the 12th of September with the Dragon’s Den.

Posted: Thursday September 21, 2017

Dragon's Den 2017: Puna Kawa, Otago Polytechnic

In this beautiful room, we ran the 2017 version of the Dragon's Den with the help of six Judges: Steve Silvey, David Frame, Bill Munro, Jono Aldridge, Andrew Whiley and Joel Tyndall.

Posted: Thursday September 14, 2017


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

Posted: Sunday September 3, 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


The first Workshop for Term two was held on 01/08/2017.

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 : 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

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

There is nothing like entering the Audacious Challenge to help pinpoint and articulate what you are trying to achieve.

So says Annabelle Molloy, whose babysitting service initially did not make the top 40 in the 2012 Challenge, then made it in to the top 15 proposals after she refined her pitch, successfully persuading the judges about her business idea.

Posted: Monday June 12, 2017

Know your market, and research your consumers.

Paul Allen, who is moving on after five years as the Audacious coach, says if there’s one thing that business set-ups need to understand more than anything else, it’s to recognise what the potential customer needs.

Posted: Monday June 12, 2017

Round One Winners

Exciting new business ideas from our students.

Posted: Friday June 2, 2017

Audacious 2016 winners

Sam Beattie and Henry Fitz-Gerald are keen for New Zealanders to get Sorted.

Posted: Tuesday December 20, 2016

2016 Second Place

Health and safety is an increasingly important issue for the building industry, in New Zealand and overseas, but construction workers need all the help they can get to manage their responsibilities.

Posted: Monday December 19, 2016

2016 Third place winners Chur

Ethan Fisher’s moment of Audacious inspiration came to him on a skifield.

Posted: Monday December 19, 2016

2016 was great!

With our new website and a record number of entries things are looking up for Audacious.

Posted: Friday November 11, 2016

Audacious Results 2016

University of Otago commerce students Sam Beattie and Henry Fitz-Gerald have won this year’s Audacious Student Business competition with a digital marketplace concept aimed at getting odd jobs done.

Posted: Monday October 10, 2016

With our Semester Two workshops just completed, our Polytech and University students are about to submit their entries for judging.

There are 160 students from a variety of disciplines signed up for information, so we are hoping for an excellent batch of business ideas this semester.

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016

Success comes in many forms, and developing a business is as much about the journey as it is making a profit.

That is what Jason Leong has found eight years after starting a company from a business plan presented at Audacious.

Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2016