Events - entré - University of Canterbury - New Zealand



Clubs’ Days

The Clubs’ Days on campus are a good opportunity for you to come and sign up, find out more about what entré has to offer, what we have in store for the coming year, and just to have a wee chat with our Executive Committee.

Grand Launch

This is when we launch entré for the year, to introduce key initiatives for the year to you all. This provides you with the opportunity to network amongst yourselves, and with sponsors and UC senior management.

$85k Start Up Challenge Qualifiers Evening

The purpose of this event is to announce those $85k Start Up Challenge applicants that have been successful in making it through to the third and final stage of the competition. This is a good opportunity for all of the $85k Start Up Challenge entrants to hear what other entrants ideas are, and is a chance to recognize the work of all those who have entered the competition.

Annual Awards

This is our major and final event for the year at which we recognize the success of all students who have entered the various entré competitions throughout the year. This is also the event at which the Grand Winner of the $85k Start Up Challenge is announced (as well as recipients of other prizes up for grabs in the $85k Start Up Challenge). At this final event of the year, we take the opportunity to thank our sponsors and stakeholders for their contribution and involvement during the year, to reflect on the work of the current Executive and to introduce the new entré Executive Committee.

Competition – $85k Start Up Challenge

The $85k Start Up Challenge is our premiere competition in which a $85,000 pool of prizes are up for grabs. Entrants go through the process of developing a product or business idea, receive business world experience, guidance and mentoring from industry professionals.

Competition – Napkin Challenge

A competition in which students write ideas on napkins and have the chance to win prizes for coming up with awesome ideas.
There will be 5 winners. One for each of the following categories:

  • Overall Winner
  • Most Innovative
  • Best App
  • Most Beneficial to Students
  • Most Practical



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