Idea Summit™ Taranaki 2018 is the new competition to help anyone with a business idea turn it into an innovative business.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including business mentoring, coaching and $10,000 cash to help transform your idea into a company with high-growth potential. 

What You Can Win
Top 5 Finalists Receive:
- Business mentor support
- 10 weeks of intense one-on-one mentoring and workshops through BCC
 
The Idea Summit™ Taranaki 2018 Winner Receives:
- $10,000 cash
- Entry into the BCC Support & Growth Programme
 
How it Works
 
Step 1 - ENTER
Get involved! Enter at www.ideasummit.co.nz  and fill in the short application form. You can enter with a new business idea or a problem you wish to solve with a commercial solution. We are looking for business ideas that can be successful not just in Taranaki but throughout the country and even globally. Submit your entry before 4pm on Monday 25 June 2018.
 
Step 2 - SELECTION
Our mentors will select the top five entries. Each successful startup founder will receive workshop tuition and a mentor to work with over the next ten weeks to get ready to pitch their idea at The Finals. The mentors are a group of local business rock stars who know what it’s like to build and grow a successful venture. Their experience is invaluable – use it wisely!
 
Step 3 - ACCELERATOR
In the ten weeks from selection through to the finals, there will be either a workshop provided by BCC or an opportunity for a mentor engagement. A great package of support aimed at accelerating your business idea.
 
Step 4 - PRACTICE
An opportunity for a dress rehearsal of your pitch to the mentors. Put into practice the insights and knowhow you’ve gained over the previous few weeks.
 
Step 5 – THE FINALS Tuesday 11 September 2018
The main event of our startup journey. The finalists have 5 minutes to pitch to the judges and, in front of our invited guests, convince them that they are worthy of carrying off the main prize package. We will also hear from local startup founders about how they have achieved their own success.
 
 
Enter via the website
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