Entré $85K Startup Challenge 

Activity

The Entré $85K Startup Challenge is a competition for students who have a business idea they wish to develop with guidance from mentors, learnings from speakers, and advice from business experts. $85K worth of prizes up for grabs! For more information visit the Entré website.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria & Process

Applicants submit a written application form. 20 finalists are selected to participate in the Challenge.

Finalists are selected based on:

  • A written application including details about their business idea, it’s current status, market research and validation completed, and the team behind the idea
  • Development over a month utilising feedback from mentors and taking part in a 3-day bootcamp
  • An interview with a panel of judges

Hours involved in the activity

One module of a minimum of 12 hours. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. 

Contact

Email: ceo@entre.co.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • B3 - Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • C1 - Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • C2 - Initiative and Enterprise – You plan and generate solutions to cope with changes.
  • C3 - Leadership – You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • C4 - Learning – You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • C5 - Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C6 - Problem solving – You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member.
  • C7 - Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • C8 - Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • C9 - Technology – You select the best applications to use for specific tasks.
  • D1 - Communication – You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
  • D2 - Initiative and Enterprise – You plan ways to enhance common practices and draw ideas from other cultures.
  • D3 - Leadership –You assign tasks to others to make the most of their skills.
  • D4 - Learning – You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • D5 - Planning and organising – You create clear goals for each project.
  • D6 - Problem solving – You test what works in a situation and develop strategies to resolve issues.
  • D7 - Self-Management – You take responsibility for your own work.
  • D8 - Teamwork – You cooperate with different working styles and seize opportunities to learn from others.
  • D9 - Technology – You identify which information is the most relevant to the project.
Matrix intersection points for Entré $85K Startup Challenge (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UCSA affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit