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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 7,500 participants

  1103 start-ups assisted

  3.5m 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.

Australian eChallenge

Tech eChallenge

Fast paced and stimulating, this program is a hands-on, experiential course designed to give you practical results. The focus is on developing exciting new apps, software or hardware.

Tech eChallenge

eChallenge Grand Est

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

eChallenge Grand est

Shark Tank eSchool

The University of Adelaide has joined forces with Sony Shark Tank and MIE Lab to deliver the eChallenge in local, regional, public and private schools across the State.

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Workshops and courses

Find out about the eChallenge course and what workshops are available.

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Featured stories

Tech eChallenge winners

WIMSS has taken out first prize at this year’s Tech eChallenge. Matthew Hewett and his team have developed a new tool for farmers, which helps them more efficiently target weeds during the eradication process.

Read more about Tech eChallenge winners