News 2009 | The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge

By: Entrepreneurs' Challenge  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Business School


September 18th 2009
Sixteen New Zealand high-growth businesses have two weeks to impress judges of The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs’ Challenge and secure a share of $1m in development funds.

The qualifiers, chosen from a pool of more than 100 who applied to take part in the inaugural year of the Challenge, will be whittled down to a handful of finalists by the end of this month, and winners will be announced at a celebration event in November.


Despite these difficult economic times, I am very optimistic about New Zealand’s future. There are several reasons for this.

We have world-leading advantages in the production of food. We are well positioned on the edge of Asia and have a growing number of free-trade agreements with countries in the region. We are a great place for tourists to come and visit. And we have fabulous businesses which are niche in nature by world standards but have great capacity to grow.

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

Keywords: Business School

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