The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge

On Thursday 24 June The University of Auckland Business School’s Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2010 was officially launched by Prime Minister John Key.
We would like to draw your attention to the Challenge and extend the invitation to you to participate in what has become the nation’s premiere source of competition-based funding. Started with a generous $3 million foundation gift from New Zealand philanthropist and businessman Charles Bidwell, and now in its second year, the Entrepreneurs’ Challenge seeks to help high-potential SMEs to successfully implement initiatives that will ultimately create opportunity and prosperity for all New Zealanders.

Competition winners will receive up to $1 million in funding, available for a period of three years. But more than money is on offer. Successful entrants will also receive mentoring by highly-experienced entrepreneurs and business executives along with access to the Entrepreneurs’ Challenge’s partners and networks. Priority consideration will also be given for placement in the Business School’s internship, consulting and experiential learning programmes. The winners will also be in a position to leverage the high profile conferred by the Challenge.
For instructions on how to enter the Challenge along with critical dates and terms of funding along with profiles of previous winners, please visit the Challenge website 
Entries close on 19 July 2010.
For more information about the Challenge visit our website:
Alternatively contact: Darsel Keane 09 923 8725 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note that this challenge is only open to New Zealand based SME's.

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