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Management Student Experience

Innes48 Business Startup Competition

Innes48 winners

Innes48 is the largest business start-up competition in New Zealand and provides participants with a platform to connect with like-minded individuals, learn business fundamentals, execute rapidly & meet experienced mentors.

What does it involve?

A selected number of teams have just  48 hours to innovate and create a business from scratch. They hear from inspirational speakers about their success, failures and learnings as an entrepreneur. The top 6 teams pitch their newly created business to a panel of judges and large audience. 

The judges will select a winner for each category:

  • Most Viable Business
  • Most Innovative
  • Best Pitch

Teams go in to win up to $12,000 cash.

How do I participate?

Waikato Management School encourages its students to register and get involved in the competition (what have you got to loose?!). The competition takes place annually in March / April. 

To apply to enter the competition, visit

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