Spark $100k Challenge

Spark’s flagship business planning competition, the $100k Challenge, is underway.

The competition gets entrants to submit a max 3000 word venture summary document about their business. From here the top 10-15 qualifying teams are announced on 20 August at the Qualifiers Ceremony (UoA Business School 6pm). The qualifiers are then put through a mentorship and workshop programme,  the Launch Pad (worth $5,000), to enable them to build a killer business plan (and obviously in the process build a business). They then pitch their business to a panel of distinguished judges. The winners get:

1st Prize: $20,000 seed capital + business incubation @ The ICEHOUSE

2nd Prize: $10,000 seed capital + business incubation @ The ICEHOUSE

3rd Prize: business incubation @ The ICEHOUSE

Overall the Spark $100k Challenge provides a great AND PROVEN ecosystem for getting a business off the ground.

Deadline for the Challenge is 9th August 12pm

All information, guides and entry forms can be found on the Spark website @

I look forward to your entry!

Spark is supported by its foundation partners; the University of Auckland Business School & the ICEHOUSE, its gold partners; Ernst & Young, NZTE, TechNZ/ FRST and Auckland UniServices.



Graeme @


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