News 2010 | The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge

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

18th November 2010

It is now official. The winners of the 2010 Entrepreneurs' Challenge were announced at 7pm on Thursday, November 18, 2010. And the winning companies are:

Piako Gourmet Yoghurt, Greentide





28 September 2010

Businesses from across the country have been shortlisted by The University of Auckland Business School to claim a financial chunk of NZ$1 million offered in the Entrepreneurs’ Challenge for 2010.

The industries of water management, biotech software, fashion and food are represented in the line-up of 10 companies looking to win capital funding from the challenge to expand into overseas markets.


12 August 2010

The top qualifiers for the 2010 Entrepreneurs’ Challenge have been announced and 26 promising companies have been selected to persuade the judges and stake their claim to a portion of the $1 million available for funding.

“It is inspiring to see that the calibre of entrants has reached such a high level, in just our second year of competition. These qualifiers all have the spirit that entrepreneurs need to succeed on a global scale and be strong ambassadors for NZ,” says Brian Hannan, Challenge Committee Chair.


July 15 2010
An iconic clothing company, a production company and a healthcare business are some of those in the running for the $1million Entrepreneurs’ Challenge.

Business School Dean Professor Greg Whittred says the University has received a steady stream of registrations from a variety of sectors since the Prime Minister the Hon John Key launched the Challenge on June 24.

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