13 July 2015
RMIT Business Plan Competition
Congratulations to the teams who made it through to the second round!
The University’s annual Business Plan Competition experiences its highest number of submissions with 35 teams progressing to the second round.
Opened to all students from all campuses, including those from Vietnam and Singapore, 171 teams entered the competition with 35 teams making it through the first round.
Pleased with the outcome and the diversity of entrants is Amy Harrington, Manager, Enterprise Relations at the University. “While most teams are from Melbourne, five are from Ho Chi Minh City, one from Singapore as well as one from Open Universities (based in Western Australia),” Harrington said.
The University’s Business Plan Competition offers students a fantastic learning experience, free seminars, great networking opportunities, and a prize pool of up to $100,000 (AUD) to assist in turning the winning team’s dream into reality.
The entrepreneur–in-residence, Marcus Powe, hosted a Meet your Mentor function recently, pairing those who successfully made it through the first round to an experienced business mentor.
“It’s a great experience to see a whole community of highly successful and influential industry members come together around the competition, to judge, to mentor, and to sponsor,” Powe said.
“These professionals from Singapore, Melbourne and Vietnam, give their time and their expertise to the competition, ensuring that the best and the brightest are identified and rewarded.”
Powe will complete a roadshow of workshops in the coming months in Australia, Singapore and Vietnam.
The successful teams who have progressed to the second round are;
- Australia Cafe Bar
- Certain Safety
- Energizing Communities
- Frilly May - Children's Entertainer
- Housemates that connect
- Japanese Craft Beer Taproom
- likeagrrrl Active
- LineUp Apparel
- Makeup lessons for those needing it
- Mandarin Seed
- Maxine McQueen
- Nanka Communications Platform
- Online Oz Craft Beer Retailer
- Out of Darkness Webstore
- Pickled Advertising
- Social delivery service
- Street Riders
- SYNCHRESIS INC
- The C Method
- The Mirror Man
- The Nguyen Menswear
- Tibetan Tea - Tea Cellar
- Wave Enterprise
- Vietnam and Singapore
- Preggo's Hub
- Vageree - Green product and service
- The Groomsmen
- Spatula and Whisk
For more information, go to RMIT Business Plan Competition.