The Challenge

Are you an entrepreneur at heart?

 

Audacious Challenge

The Challenge is split into two rounds:

  1. Round One, where entrants begin to explore a startup business idea and submit a business plan which is then assessed and students receive feedback from the Audacious team. 
  2. Round Two is where entrants further develop their business idea through to the completion of a more detailed and comprehensive business plan, and have the opportunity to pitch their idea to our Taniwha Den of judges. 

The Challenge is based on the Lean Canvas.

If you are interested in joining the Challenge, email info@audacious.co.nz to register your interest, and to be kept up to date with event happenings and key dates.


Team Builder

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.

Judges

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.

Prizes

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).

Awards Evening

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.

 

Workshop 1

Entrants must follow the Audacious business plan template and submit their entry online via startupcompete.

Business Plan Marking Guidelines Make sure to check the competition rules!

 

Workshop 2

Entrants must follow the Audacious business plan template and submit their entry online via startupcompete.

Business Plan Marking Guidelines Make sure to check the competition rules!

 

Workshop 3

Entrants must follow the Audacious business plan template and submit their entry online via startupcompete.

Business Plan Marking Guidelines Make sure to check the competition rules!

 

Taniwha Den

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.