Innovate

Innovate is an annual competition that turns ideas in to reality and rewards the winner with a solid business model, incredible mentor network and $10,000 cash!

Do you have

  • An innovative idea for a new business?
  • A clever new invention?
  • Early-stage research or technology with commercial potential?
  • A creative solution to an everyday problem?
  • A theory or concept with developmental potential?

If you answered “Yes” (or even if you said, “well, maybe”) to any of the above, then Innovate is for you.

Innovate. Turning ideas into reality

Stage One: complete an on-line entry with basic details about your business. BCC will review all entries and the ones that show the most commercial promise will progress to Stage Two

Stage Two: complete a more detailed entry survey. BCC invites up to 50 Stage Two entries to progress to pitch their business idea to the Innovate judges. The judges pick their Top 10 finalists to progress to Stage Three.

Stage Three: For 10 weeks, the Innovate Top 10 complete a market validation course that has an estimated value per person of $3000-$4000. Final presentations are made to the judging panel and a supreme winner is chosen.

Each of the 10 finalists will receive $500 in cash and a goody bag filled with helpful resources for growing a business.

The overall winning entry receives $10,000 cash!

Finalists have the opportunity to pitch to investors, establish industry contacts and learn from their mentors.

For more information, visit www.innovate2015.co.nz.