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Test your business ideas with the help of mentors and business connections.

Entré is a student-run company at the University of Canterbury, inspiring students to aspire to excel in the business world.

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Entries have closed for the 2016 85K Challenge Competition. Read more on the competition.

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2016 Napkin Challenge winners announced

Congratulations to our winners for this year's competition: Overall Winner & Funniest: Lucas Rosa, Most Innovative: Laura Goodman, Most Feasible: Hamish Smeele, Most Beneficial to Students: Sophie Johanna Cullen. Lucas has won the grand prize of a $600 House of Travel Voucher, $100 plus a Cakes by Anna Cake! The other 3 category winners have won for themselves $100. Congratulations to you all and thank you to everyone who entered!

$85k Challenge Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Taylor Howatson & Aaron Ang from Wireless Guard for taking out the overall prize! View the full list of winners.

Success for $85k entré competition winners

The $85K Challenge competition winners were announced at entre's 10th Anniversary Celebrations & Annual Awards evening on the 8th October. Liz Riach from My Killer Heels took out the grand prize with her idea of hand painted shoes with Jorgen Ellis from Kitset Man & Lucy Player-Bishop from Chalkboard taking away the two runner up awards. Read more...

Winners announced for our 2014 APPS Challenge competition

1st place has been awarded to Kristi Rabbitt with her concept Childchat, 2nd place to George McDonald with Get Up (for charity) and 3rd place to Elisha Nuttall with Receipt Wizard. Read more...

2013 APPS Challenge winner receives $10,000 grant

Law and accounting student Hannah Duder was interviewed on TV3 about her recent grant to develop a political phone app and attract young voters.  Read more...

Phone charge booster idea wins entre competition

University of Canterbury honours engineering student Jordie Simmonds has won a competition that encourages UC students to share their business ideas. Read more (Communications website)

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  • Entré Ltd
    Centre for Entrepreneurship
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
  • UC Administrator for Entré
    Mary Cunningham
    Ph: 03 369 3381
    Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ground Floor, Forestry Building