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The Challenger Series

Start-up Dunedin’s Challenger Series is the first of its’ kind in NZ. A collaboration between business, Government and Creative HQ to identify, nurture and propel Dunedin’s most promising start-ups.


Series

All entrants will receive value from this four stage series:

  1. Enter – Complete our robust ‘first drop’ application
  2. Pitch  - 20 applicants will make it through to build their case and then pitch to a panel of Dunedin and beyond’s most proven and successful entrepreneurs and business minds.
  3. Learn – up to THREE Challengers will WIN $10k in services and spend four months working with experts, mentors and investors to get them ready for the end game – investment.  
  4. Grow – Investment ready Challengers will receive 12 months of advisory panel services from Deloitte, Gallaway Cook Allan and Start-up Dunedin – valued at over $50k p.a

MENTORS

We’ve lined up a seriously awesome group of mentors passionate about seeing Dunedin ‘take off’, each successful Challenger will be paired up with the most appropriate mentor based on industry and need.


Prizes

It’s not a competition without loot:

  • $5,000 credit with Deloitte
  • $5,000 credit with Gallaway Cook Allan
  • $2,500 credit with Air New Zealand
  • $2,500 marketing budget*

*marketing expenses could include advertising, website development, collateral, branding, design, consultancy


 

Partners

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