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Australian eChallenge

So you have an idea for something new or different, maybe an app or a product. Perhaps you’re looking for a project, working with other dynamic, like-minded people to create something unique. Or you might be a student, looking for an elective that allows you to use the skills you have but develop and apply them in an exciting new direction. Where do you start?

Start right here. The Australian eChallenge is an entrepreneurship program where you create, develop, assess and action your ideas. It provides the tools, interaction opportunities and mentorship needed to begin your entrepreneurial story.

And not only can you actively pursue your own ideas and develop an entrepreneurial mindset, but you also have the potential to win cash and prizes, and ultimately launch your own business. 


over 7,200 participants


957 start-ups assisted


3.3m given away in prizes 

Australian eChallenge

Many participants have gone on to develop successful businesses, proving that the Australian eChallenge can create genuine commercial prospects. Find out how the eChallenge works and explore the Australian eChallenge categories to be eligible to win even more prizes.

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eChallenge France

The Australian eChallenge, powered by The University of Adelaide, offers French students an opportunity to launch their entrepreneurial ventures globally using the Adelaide start-up springboard.

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  • Ali Uren

    Mentor in spotlight

    Introducing you to our mentor of the month! One of the benefits of being a participant in the Australian eChallenge is the guidance and mentorship you will receive throughout the process. Our mentors keep you on track, inspire you and help you answer the questions you didn’t even know you had. Having been part of the social entrepreneurial space since 2006, Ali Uren established Kiikstart in early 2008 as skill gaps were identified in the market in terms of the execution of ideas.

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