Entré $85K Startup Challenge
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.
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.
|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|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UCSA affiliated
- Not an academic prerequisite
- Not for academic credit