Enterprise Launch Challenge

Previously the Start-Up Challenge / $85k Challenge

The Enterprise Launch Challenge gives absolutely anyone the tools,
knowledge, and connections to take their ideas to the next level, no
matter their experience or discipline. The top 10 start up ideas get the
chance to win a share of $85,000!
Cash will also be given to each idea at the start to help accelerate the
beginning phases.
Enterprise Launch challenge will give teams access to industry experts,
skilled mentors, and lifelong connections. The challenge will guide
students from ideation to commercialization through workshops,
individualized mentorship, and speaker sessions.
Our aim is to ensure participants finish with the knowledge, tools and
networks needed to help accelerate their current and future ideas they
might have in their lifetime. The challenge is about bringing like-minded
people together to create a social, supporting, and fun environment to
foster innovation and create a community of young founders.
So, apply now for your chance to win a share of $85,000 and gain
knowledgeable connections to accelerate your idea!
Individuals and teams from any discipline and experience level can apply.
No business background needed and ideas at any stage are welcome!
Challenge runs from the 23rd of July to the 5th of October 2022.

The Challenge

Enterprise Launch Challenge will give teams access to industry experts, skilled mentors,
and lifelong connections. The challenge will guide students from ideation
to commercialization through workshops, individualized mentorship, and
speaker sessions.
Our aim is to ensure participants finish with the knowledge, tools and
networks needed to help with their current and future business ideas they
might have in their lifetime. The challenge is about bringing like-minded
people together to create a social, supporting, and fun environment to
foster innovation and create a community of young founders.

Turn your idea into reality

The Enterprise Launch Challenge gives absolutely anyone the tools, knowledge, and
connections to take their ideas to the next level, no matter their experience or discipline. During the course of the challenge, we will help guide you through the process of turning a business idea into a fully formed business.

Learn from the best

Our Start-Up Challenge will expose you to a range of local business leaders on your journey of entrepreneurship. Together with other challengers, you will create a start-up cohort network. Joining and growing the Entre community.

85k Prize Pool

The top 10-15 start up ideas get the chance to win a share of $85,000! All successful applicants receive a share of cash prizes and in-kind services from our sponsors. Supplying you with the means to give your business the kick-start it needs to take on the world!

So, apply now for your chance to win a share of $85,000 and gain
knowledgeable connections to accelerate your idea!
Individuals and teams from any discipline and experience level can apply.
Challenge runs from the 23rd of July to the 5th of October 2022.

Applications open 21st of March 2022
Applications close 26rd of June 2022

What's involved?

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1. Share your business idea

The Enterprise Launch Challenge is for everyone and anyone - no matter what you study or how much experience you have in entrepreneurship. You will meet like-minded students, inspiring business professionals, knowledgeable mentors and will be supported by our awesome entré executive. It all begins with an idea.

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2. Nurture for growth

Applications close on the 26rd of June, we will identify which applicants show
real merit and innovation. Through the challenge the 10 teams/
individuals will learn from the bottom up the skills they need to be able to
take their ideas to the next level during and after the challenge. We will
set teams up with the knowledge and connections to not only build their
current idea but future ideas as well. Each team will be given to industry
experts as mentors for the 8 weeks to help them with every step of
growing a business.

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3. Put in the work

The top 10 applicants will undergo the 8 week Enterprise Launch
Challenge where they will be required to attend a 2 day bootcamp on the
23rd-24th of July, a workshop/ speaker session once a week, and meet for a
minimum of 1 hour per week with their mentors. With cash given to all
teams in the beginning, and up to $85,000 to be won, team must show
evidence of attendance and effort to be eligible for the prizes. At the end
all ideas will be pitched to a panel of judges where the winners will be
selected and announced at the Awards Ceremony.

Experts Panel

4. Do you have what it takes?

If you have what it takes you’ll have an experience much different to others in your usual studies, learn how to network and get paired with mentors to ensure you have the professional support you need. We know you have what it takes. Take a chance on yourself.

If you'd like to know more, sign up and come along to our information evening.

Past winners Q&A

Hear first hand from some of our past  Start-Up Challenge winners.

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Young Female Portrait

Komodo Monitr

Tayla Johns

Elizabeth Riach

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