Taniwha Den - 22 May 2018

The last Event for Semester 1 2018, took place Tuesday night at H603 Otago Polytechnic between 5 and 8.45 pm. The judges unanimously nominated A.P.T-Marketing as the winners of Audacious Round One.

Posted: Wednesday May 23, 2018


The final Event of semester One will be held Tuesday from 5 pm in H603 Otago Polytechnic.

Posted: Sunday May 20, 2018

Reverse Pitching Four - 15 May 2018.

Peter Fennessy and Luke Proctor from AbacusBio offered the students an intricate problem with wide field of commercial prospects.

Posted: Monday May 14, 2018

Workshop Four - 8 May 2018.

Heidi Renata joined us for Workshop Four, the pitch practice session.

Posted: Wednesday May 9, 2018

Reverse Pitching Three - 1 May 2018

Sherman Weatherall, Agility Logistics Branch Manager, came back for a second time to see the students for Reverse Pitching Three.

Posted: Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 One and Reverse Pitching One - 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