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.

Winners and runners up of 2015 competition:

  • Savvy (Abhishek Kala, Ksennya Kirsanova, Daniel Millward, Justin Matthews) 
  • Oliver Tree (Daysha Tonumaipea')

What are the prizes?
  • First Place–  $6,000
  • Second Place –  $3,000
  • Third Place - $2,000

Timeline for 2016

Please check back in January 2016 for dates. 

  1. Information session:  City Campus: 
  2. Initial submission: 
  3. Shortlisted entries notified: 
  4. Business Plan Development session –
  5. Business Plans due:  noon
  6. Finalists notified: 
  7. Finalists return amended Business Plans: 
  8. Finals judging and Awards function: 

Download the Venture Fund initial submission document

What is the AUT Venture Fund Kickstart Competition?



Last updated: 28-Jan-2016 10.20am

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