What is the 85k challenge?
The 85k Challenge is an entrepreneurship competition run by the entrepreneurship club at the uni. Firstly you need to submit an idea, once you’ve done that theres a speed mentoring workshop that helps you refine it. You then need to present to the panel of 5 judges, (don’t worry this isn’t a pitch!) The entrants are narrowed down to 10 and you’re given 4 months to work with a mentor to help develop your idea. The final stage is making a business plan and a 10 minute pitch to a panel of 5 judges. The prizes are chosen out of a pool of 85k so they’re really generous.
Check it out here http://www.entre.canterbury.ac.nz/kchallenge.shtml