Stories

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

Over 1000 schools worldwide are using a digital learning resource developed by an Audacious Challenge winner.

Education Perfect, based in Dunedin began as a language tool to help students with vocabulary retention, and has since expanded into English, maths and science modules. It’s fun, competitive effective, and supports key achievement standards.

Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2016

Abbe Hyde loves being an entrepreneur

Before she even graduated with her Master of Commerce from the University of Otago, she had already investigated and set up several business ventures, starting with peer-to-peer furniture trading as a team entry in the Audacious Challenge 2014.

Posted: Tuesday May 3, 2016

Anna Guenther believes luck is where opportunity meets preparation.

Anna is an entrepreneur, a participant in the Audacious Challenge, and founder and Chief Executive of PledgeMe, an innovative crowd funding platform.

Posted: Friday April 29, 2016

Logan Elliott leads an interesting life.

The University of Otago graduate runs several businesses – one that makes money out of fire and stilts. He also has a business supporting creatives to become entrepreneurs.

Posted: Friday April 29, 2016

Audacious 3rd Prizewinner 2015

What do you do when the “check engine” light comes on in your car? 

Posted: Wednesday April 27, 2016

Audacious Second Prize 2015

Around 25 children worldwide die every year as a result of Forgotten Baby Syndrome – a problem where a caregiver has forgotten they left a child left unsupervised in a car. 

Posted: Friday April 22, 2016

Audacious Top Prize 2015

Street lighting in New Zealand could be considerably cheaper to run, but the cost of LED bulbs is holding New Zealanders back from replacing their inefficient conventional bulbs.

Posted: Friday April 22, 2016

Starting a Social Enterprise – Dunedin

Ākina Foundation is coming to Dunedin on Wednesday 9 December, 1–4pm, running a workshop on starting a social enterprise. Find out more here and register online to attend.

Posted: Tuesday November 17, 2015

Showcase: Education Perfect

Craig originally created Language Perfect while at high school when he was struggling to learn his French and Japanese vocabulary. Craig and Shane entered Language Perfect in Audacious 2007 and took out the top prize.

Posted: Sunday November 8, 2015

2015 Final Awards Night

Great night at our final awards for 2015. Thanks to all participating teams, judges and a big thank you to our sponsors!

Posted: Thursday September 24, 2015

Farm Start Up to World Leader - The IVHQ Story

Join us for the next Master of Entrepreneurship Open Lecture with 2014 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Otago Business Alumnus Dan Radcliffe: International Volunteer HQ.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

Sexy Summer Jobs

Want a Job? Exciting Dunedin businesses want to meet you! Paid internships available. Meet employers at our Sexy Summer Jobs Speed Dating Event on Thursday 17th! 

Posted: Saturday September 12, 2015

Pitching Your Business

NZTE has some advice on pitching... Practice, practice, practice – know your material well so that you can deliver your presentation in a relaxed and engaging manner.

Posted: Wednesday August 26, 2015