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Calling all Startup students – in all disciplines!

Please help support the  Macquarie University Startup Pitch Competition by promoting this great opportunity to your students – in any discipline!

Sponsored by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, the competition is brought to you by the Macquarie University chapter of the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES). This is the third consecutive year that this initiative has been supported, and we seek your support by promoting the opportunity to your students.

The details of the competition are outlined here: http://www.asesmq.com.au/pitch/  – in summary, students are encouraged to:

  1. Come up with an idea
  2. Form a team (2 – 4 students)
  3. Work together to make a Pitch Deck (see site)
  4. Submit Pitch Deck by the deadline: 2nd May 2016

We welcome, and can assist in connecting students within and across cohorts and discipline areas to form teams – it’s not just for business students! Almost all students are or will be required to ‘pitch’ themselves and their ideas throughout their studies and beyond, so please encourage them.

There are some great free workshops that can help prepare students for the competition – and on that note, if you would be happy to provide mentoring to finalist teams, please let me know. Also, there is a cash prize pool of $10,000 for the winning teams and networking opportunities embedded at every step of the way.

How it Works

Stage 1: Idea submission

Open from: 26 March 2016 – 2 May 2016, 11:00PM

Registration link: http://www.asesmq.com.au/workshop 

Stage 2: Finalist teams selected

Start: 2 May 2016 – 9 May 2016 

Stage 3: Pitch preparation

Start: 9 May 2016 – 26 May 2016

 Final stage: Pitch day

Date: Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:00PM-6:00PM
Venue & Special Guest Panel TBC

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