Audacious offers a broad programme of events throughout the year, designed to support, inspire and test budding entrepreneurs and their ideas.



How It Works

The Audacious programme includes workshops, the challenge, business coaches and access to the Startup Space (your place to meet and mingle with like-minds). You don't have to enter the Challenge to be part of Audacious - you are welcome to attend workshops, speak to our business coach and work in The Startup Space even if you don't enter the Challenge.

Business Coaching

Want to talk through your idea with someone one-on-one?

Thomas Weidling will be there to help you will business related issues.

Coaching is held at the Startup Space :

Semester 1

  • Wednesday 22 March, 3 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 4 April, 3 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 3 May, 3 - 5 pm

 Semester 2

  • Wednesday 2 August, 3 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 9 August, 3 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 16 August, 3 - 5 pm

If you cannot make it to a session, you are welcome to contact Thomas at and make a time to visit him at his office.


Workshops with Audacious are designed to help you with the development of your business idea. Workshops are group sessions, largely in a question and answer format. Bring all your questions along about that evening's topic and have them answered by our experts. Audacious provides you plenty of opportunities to get to know some fantastic local business people and these workshops are the perfect opportunity to network and have your questions answered at the same time. Don't miss them!

 Round One Workshop Dates

5pm Startup Space

21 March

Workshop 1

How to find an idea/ Building a team/ Lean canvas /Startup Weekend overview

4 April

Workshop 2

Value proposition/  Business Model

2 May

Workshop 3

Competitor analysis/ market validation

Round One Awards Night

30 May - Technique Training Restaurant at Otago Polytechnic at 5:15 pm.
Courtyard Entrance, M Block, 51 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin

Round Two Workshop Dates

5pm H603, Otago Polytecnic

1 August

Workshop 1

Lean canvas/ Value proposition/ Market validation

8 August

Workshop 2

Finance basics/ Legal / Taxes

15 August

Workshop 3

Branding/ Sales and pitching/ Competitor analysis

Round Two Dragons Den

4.00 - 8.00PM, 12 September - Puna Kawa (Council Room) Mason Centre Otago Polytecnic

Round Two Awards Night

19 September - The Hub, Otago Polytechnic, cnr Forth and Union str.

Look forward to seeing you all there!