Are you an entrepreneur at heart?
The Challenge is split into two rounds:
The Challenge is based on the Lean Canvas.
If you are interested in joining the Challenge, email email@example.com to register your interest, and to be kept up to date with event happenings and key dates.
We encourage all Audacious entrants to work in teams of people with complementary skills. This is ideal for sharing ideas, and potentially creating a stronger business concept. So if you are looking for a team member, or looking to join a team, use our Team-Builder function to post an ad. Team Builder
You may also enter as a solo Audacious Challenger.
Audacious has been well supported over its ten years, by a diverse group of local business people representing different industries, and contributing their knowledge to judging students' business ideas and plans. Check out the list of recent business participants on the Judges page.
Students entering the Audacious Challenge can receive generous packages to develop their business idea. In 2017, along with seed funding from Otago Community Trust for the top three challenge winners, principal sponsors included Vodafone (mobile phone and plan); Webb Farry (legal and tax advice package); and Firebrand (website support).
This is a celebration of all the participants, a show case of the winners of the Audacious Challenge, and acknowledgement of the students and businesses in the Reverse Pitching strand of the Audacious Programme.
Entrants will pitch their business idea to the judges in a Taniwha Den setting.
Each team will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea, followed by 10 minutes of questions and feedback from the judges.