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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest, and to be kept up to date with event happenings and key dates.
When learning new information, it can be hard to keep on top of it all and trying to remember everything can be near impossible! For this reason, we have set up a google drive that will house all workshop frameworks, recordings and slides (when possible). The Audacious drive can be found HERE!
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 or head to our team builder Facebook page HERE
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.
In semester 2, we are upping the stakes and will be offering 15k worth of cash prizes!! Students entering the Audacious Challenge can also 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. This will be held on the 26th of September for Semester 2 entrants.
This workshop will focus on tools to help with ideation and solutions to effectively approach a problem
This workshop will be structured to allow student to pitch their new ideas and form new teams. It will then dive deeper into the lean business canvas to understand how a business might be built around a given idea.
In short, market validation is the act of simply proving that people want what you plan to offer them. We will walk you through techniques and strategies to effectively achieve this.
A minimum viable product (MVP) is a development technique in which a new product or website is developed to test early adoption and effectiveness of your solution.
This workshop will focus on how to grow your startup in the early stages after product launch.
This workshop will walk students through moving into an international market.
This workshop is designed to make sure students are ready for the Taniwha Den Pitch
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.