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$85k Challenge Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to all of our winners, announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony on the 4th October! A special congratulations to Anteater (Peter Randrup, Rebecca De Prospo & Duncan Shand) who were announced as the grand winners and Sonder Leather (James Richardson) for taking the runner up prize. Read more.

2017 Entre Executive Announced

Thank you for all of your applications for a role on the 2017 entre Executive. The 2017 team has been announced - congratulations to you all! Read more

Fonterra Competition Winners announced!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Part 2 Milkshake Edition: Product to the People Competition! The Overall Winners were Udder Beauty (Michael McRae, Dan Chan & Hugh Baird) who won tickets to the SingularityU NZ Summit Conference and a cash prize. Well done team! The runner up's were Abbas & Julia, Best Business Plan was The Red Velvet (Nur Ummira Arifin & Liyana Azizul) and the Hunger Games Catalyst prize went to Charlie and the Unicorn (Samuel Park, Bryan Lim & Charlie Hu). Thank you to everyone who took part and to Fonterra for their sponsorship.

2016 $85K Challenge Competition Top 11 Qualifiers announced!

Congratulations to the 11 teams that were announced as our qualifying teams for 2016, at the Qualifiers Ceremony on 2nd June at Ara! Read more here.

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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    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