Thanks to our amazing sponsors we have some exciting prizes to give away to competing teams.
Everyone is in the running for the general prizes and depending upon your business idea, you could be eligible for even more prizes!
Australian eChallenge prize pool
Australian eChallenge prize pool* First prize $10,000 cash; $1,500 Pitch perfection half day workshop from Persuasive Presentations; $1,000 worth of consulting from Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. Second prize $5,000 cash; $1,000 worth of consulting from Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys; $380 two hours of presentation skills coaching from Persuasive Presentations Third prize $2,500 cash Vroom award $5,500 worth of consulting services from Vroom & Associates ECIC Commercialisation Encouragement award $12,000 one year desk space at The University of Adelaide's ThincLab Business Incubator, located in the CBD. KMT Partners, NSW Business Chamber and Propel Prize (x6) $2,000 worth of consulting People's Choice award $1,000 cash
*excludes high school entrants
Schools prize pool
Australian eChallenge in School's prize pool First prize $5,000 cash Second prize $2,500 cash Third prize $1,500 cash ECIC encouragement award $500 cash Leaver & Son Encouragement award $250 cash Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment (RYPEN) valued at $3000
A day at Microsoft for Schools
$10,000 Includes: an overview of Microsoft and major trends in the IT sector; overview of the Microsoft Academy for College Hires; information about DreamSpark and BizSpark; information on Imagine Cup and Protege Competition; Microsoft Innovation Centre South Australia (projects and support for start-ups and student developers); opportunity to present your business idea to the Microsoft team and get feedback and suggestions on next steps. Prizes includes catering for the day.
Categories prize pool
Categories prize pool Tech eChallenge $10,000 cash Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation (with Australian Wool Innovation) First prize $10,000 cash, Second prize $3,000 cash, Third prize $2,000 cash Wool Innovation (with Australian Wool Innovation) First prize $10,000 cash, Second prize $3,000 cash, Third prize $2,000 cash Climate Response $10,000 cash Social Enterprise $10,000 cash Cybersecurity (with TechInSA) $10,000 cash Medical Innovations $10,000 cash
A big thank you to all of our sponsors who enable us to run the eChallenge year after year and support our entrepreneurs. Since 2001 our sponsors have contributed more than $3.3m in prizes!
eChallenge with us
Each year we welcome new categories to the eChallenge and you could have naming rights over your very own eChallenge category, here and/or overseas. Our mentors help inspire and direct our eChallenge participants and we are always on the lookout for new mentors.
If you would like to join the Australian eChallenge as a sponsor or mentor, we welcome a conversation with you.