17 November 2015

Pitch-perfect Business Battle

The Entrepreneur Business Battle offered budding entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas to, and hear from, industry professionals.

Final year public relations students organised the Entrepreneur Business Battle that took over the Alumni Courtyard, City campus, Wednesday 30 September 2015.

The event encouraged RMIT’s entrepreneurs to start thinking about how to take advantage of the pop-up retail spaces available in 2016 as part of the New Academic Street project.

With RMIT’s resident entrepreneur Marcus Powe as MC, the event included a panel discussion with: Bethany Bolmers, Community Engagement Manager at ThankYou (founded by RMIT student Daniel Flynn at the ripe age of 19); Matthew Hardie, founder and director of Manuko; and RMIT alumni recipient of the RMIT New Enterprise Investment Fund (NEIF), Nick Pearce, Communications Manager and Cofounder of Homeless of Melbourne.

The afternoon culminated in a competition where ideas were pitched to the guest speakers. Winners took home prizes of up to $150 to support the development of their ideas.

The entrepreneurial spirit was embraced on the day by Charlotte Hamilton, current student of the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship), who showcased her catering company Charlotte Hamilton Catering by providing all the food and drinks for the event.

RMIT supports and encourages entrepreneurial students, offering opportunities such as the Business Plan Competition and the NEIF.

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