The $85k Start-Up
How The 85k Start-Up Challenge Works
The $85k Start-Up Challenge is a business development program that runs over the second semester of the university year. Whether you have a developed business or just an idea, this is for you.
Applications Open 10th May and close at Midnight on the 5th June. Information/Drop-in Sessions will be held on all 3 campuses. You can apply here.
The Top 20 entrants are selected to go into the
“3 Day Workshop” which will involve a selection of speakers, basic business essentials and breakout sessions. This is compulsory for Top 20 and will be held on the 11th to the 13th of July. The Top 20 are also required to pitch their idea’s to a panel of judges among other developing other parts of the business (brand presentation, finances and market validation).
Our Top 10 ventures are announced and will go through intensive workshops. Ventures will also be teamed up with mentors from all over NZ (Including PwC, ANZ and Cavell Leitch). These applicants will win their share of the $85k Prize Pool.
Checkout past winners Q&A
2019 Team Updates
For team updates check out the link below!