The Challenge

Are you an entrepreneur at heart?

 

Audacious Challenge

The Challenge is split into two rounds: Round One, where entrants begin to explore a startup business idea and submit a one-page business plan and Round Two where entrants further develop their business idea through completion of a two-page business plan based on the Lean Canvas In Round Two, participants also get to present to our Dragons Den judges.

At our Awards night our best entries will be recognised and rewarded with prizes to encourage them to continue working on their idea.

If you are interested in joining the Challenge, email info@audacious.co.nz to register your interest.


Judges

We are thrilled to have a diverse group of local business people from a range of different industries on the judging panel this year. Check them out on our Judges page.

Prizes (2017)

With the support of a range of local and national businesses, we award fantastic prize packages to first, second and third-placed entries. The prize packages are designed to assist the winning teams to continue to develop their business idea, whilst connecting them with some great local companies and business people. Along with seed funding of $5k, $3k, and $2k for our top three, these prizes were given out in 2016:

  • Vodafone provides generous prizes for our winning teams: first (terrific phone and plan)
  • Webb Farry provides generous legal package for winning team and option for second package on the night
  • Firebrand first prize winner receives a website for their new business

Awards Evening

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 19 September

Start at 5.30 pm at the HUB, Otago Polytechnic September 19th 2017. It is the celebration of the winners of the Audacious Challenge 2017. The Awards will be presented by the sponsors, Vodafone, Webb Farry, Firebrand. Some nibbles and refreshments will be served. 

  

Team Builder

We encourage all Audacious entrants to work in teams of people with complementary skills. So if you are looking for a team member, or looking to join a team, use our Team-Builder function to post an ad.

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!

 

Dragons' Den

Entrants will pitch their business idea to the judges in a Dragons' Den setting.

Each team will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea, followed by 10 minutes of questions and feedback from the judges.