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Australian eChallenge Guidelines

The Australian eChallenge is open to teams of two to six people to develop a business case for a new, previously unfunded concept. More information about entry requirements can be found in the 'Eligibility' section of the terms and conditions.

A series of workshops, presented by specialists in their various fields, are held throughout the Australian eChallenge. The workshops guide teams through the process of developing a successful venture: from opportunity assessment through to marketing, finance, intellectual property, developing the business plan and pitching to potential investors.

Teams must submit a concept proposal with the view to developing a business case for a new, previously unfunded business concept.

Concept proposals are judged primarily on the level of innovation displayed and the commercial potential of the overall business idea.

Teams may choose to be paired with an experienced mentor from the business community, whose knowledge is invaluable in helping to construct a model that will prove to be a sustainable, growth oriented entrepreneurial business.

To be eligible to pitch at the semifinals, all teams must exhibit their business concept at the Venture Showcase held at the Adelaide Convention Centre which is a special event for teams to showcase their concepts to a large audience. Guests include sponsors, judges, mentors and workshop presenters involved with the Australian eChallenge, as well as business, industry and academic leaders.

All teams must pitch their concept to judges at the semifinal presentation day. The top 5 teams from each stream will progress to the finals oral pitch. The judges are looking for innovative concepts that have an overall commercial viability based on the quality of the opportunity, the market, competitive advantage and the teams' strengths and weaknesses.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, the University of Adelaide’s premier black tie event. During the dinner, finals teams will present their 60-second pitch to a captive audience of business, industry and community leaders.

You can study the Australian eChallenge as an undergraduate, postgraduate or HRD student, alternatively, you can register as a member of the public for free

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