AUT - Your idea. Your business. Start here.


Your idea. Your business. Start here.

Got a great business idea? Tell us about it and together with the AUT Venture Fund it could become a reality.

Your business idea can be product, service or technology focused, with a domestic and/or international orientation, but must be New Zealand based.

The winners of the 2014 competition were:
2014 VF Division 1 winner
Winners and runners up of Division 1

  • First Place– Lee Powell – Lifepod – Faculty of Business and Law ($5000)
  • Second place –Daniel Maayen, Charlotte Dickson, Andrew Bias, Samuel Blok – Grampa's Shed – Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies ($3000)
  • Third place – Albert Kwok – Literacy Board Game, Denarius – Faculty of Business and Law ($1000)

2014 VF Division 2 winners
Winner of Division 2

Helgaard Theunissen and Ernst Jordaan – Project – Vermicast – Alumni, Faculty of Business and Law



Timeline for 2015

To be advised. Please check back in December.

Download the Venture Fund initial submission document

What is the AUT Kickstart Competition?

How to develop your Business Plan

Instructional Materials - Venture Fund Module Series & Calculators



Last updated: 07-Nov-2014 9.28am

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