Have an innovative education technology and innovation business idea?
Enter our Business Start competition!
Applications Are Closed
Cash to Advance Your Business Idea
1st – $5,000
2nd – $2,000
Mentoring to Refine Your Business Idea
Half-day of mentoring from an EdTech Entrepreneur to support your journey
Services From Leading Companies
Business Ideas Course
Teams can submit their Business Plan at anytime via the link below
Written submissions (Word, GDoc, PDF) using the template provided addressing the Judging Criteria
Ensure your submission is complete and submitted for judging
After an initial review of all submissions the top teams will be contacted by the Judging Panel with any questions or queries that your plan might generate
Top 5 Teams will do a final pitch live in Melbourne or via Zoom if you are interstate at an event
Winners will be announced at the end of the night after Judges have had a final deliberation
You must be connected to an Australian university or Higher Education provider as either a current student, alumni or staff member
Your business idea must be innovative within the education sector
Submissions can be made by an individual or a team – teams must nominate a leader who will answer questions for the Judging Panel and pitch if selected
Individuals can not be part of more than one team
|Impact||How critical is the problem this business solves?
How many students will be affected by this business?
|Effectiveness||Can you demonstrate improved outcomes following the use of the product or service|
|Understanding the market||Clear articulation of the challenges and opportunities in the segment of the market being targeted|
|Product||The product or service has been well thought through, clearly defined|
|Team||The team has relevant skills and experience to execute the idea|
|Finances||Financial assumptions are sound|