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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Workshops and courses

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

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Green waste solution wins Australian eChallenge

The winning team, VitaChar, proposes the conversion of organic waste into an organic fertiliser with a simple, safe, and efficient device. Methane emissions, which contribute to climate change, would be reduced, as green waste doesn’t end up in landfill. Nutrients are returned directly to the soil, and costs and emissions associated with transport are reduced. VitaChar is proposed as being carbon negative, as it results in a reduction in atmospheric Co2. VitaChar has also won the Climate Response category and the People’s Choice Prize.

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