Got an awesome idea?

iDEAStarter is a challenge for young Aucklanders to dream, create and do.

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ABOUT

DREAM


If you’re aged 15-24 and want to create a product or service, solve a problem or change the world, then this competition is for you!

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CREATE


Come to one of our FREE workshops and we will help you create your idea. Limited spaces, so register today!

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DO


Start your journey today! Start your entry - you can keep coming back to make it better before finally hitting ENTER.

WIN


2 x Business Startup Packages worth $10,000 each (includes technology, office space, mentoring and heaps more!)

 

PAST WINNERS


GirlBoss - See their website, or watch their video

QuickSense - See their website, or watch their video

Kotiki - Sustaining Pacific Cultures through workshop art sessions

Aspire - A digital community providing support for NCEA students

 

ENTER


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Entry Requirements:

  • You can enter iDEAStarter as an individual or a team.

  • Are a New Zealand resident and live in the Auckland region

  • Aged between 15–24

Remember to:

  • Keep your entry brief and within the word limit

  • Read each question carefully and make sure you answer them as best you can

  • Set aside some time to complete your entry without distractions

  • Ask someone else to read your entry and give feedback before you submit it

 

Click here to read the entry Terms and Conditions.

PRIZES
 


 

EVERY iDEAStarter entry will receive feedback on their idea, thanks to the team at ANZ.

2 x $10,000 Business Start-Up Packages include:

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Massey

Chartered accoutants

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RESOURCES


Create it with the right support


It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. We use these resources all the time, and so should you!

 

 

 

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POSTER


Download and print the 2018

iDEAStarter poster!

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1. iDEACanvas Worksheet


 

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2. iDEAPrototype Worksheet


 

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3. iDEAPitch Worksheet


 

iDEAGENERATOR SESSIONS


For the 2018 competition, we ran a series of ideation workshops to support people wanting to enter iDEAStarter. We've condensed those workshops into one SHORT video. Watch it below!

 

Click here to keep in touch with others and share your progress on the official iDEAStarter Facebook page.

 

 

 

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JUDGES


JUDGE Alexia Hilbertidou

ALEXIA

HILBERTIDOU



Alexia is 19-years-old, just finished high-school, yet her love of Women’s empowerment and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) has led her to a level of influence well beyond her years. She established GirlBoss New Zealand, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM, Entrepreneurship and higher leadership. In just 2 years GirlBoss has nearly 8000 members.

Alexia is passionate about promoting the exciting opportunities and challenging the stereotypes in entrepreneurship, Leadership, and STEM fields. Alexia’s own mission is to get women to the table - the boardroom table that is, and she believes the decisions made while young are crucial in paving the way.

JUDGE Matt Stenton

MATT

STENTON



Matt Stenton is one of Auckland’s leading Youth Entrepreneurship activators, working across multiple Entrepreneurial programmes, sitting on various steering groups and boards for Entrepreneurship/Businesses. He has mentored a large number of youth, from starting up their businesses to judging various competitions.

Matt is known for his extensive networks and international connections. In late 2017 he founded Identity Consulting Ltd who work with government, startups and consult on youth initiatives.

Matt also leads the team in Auckland out of the Auckland Chamber of Business, who are responsible for ‘The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme’ working with over 1500 Students from 58 schools in the region.

JUDGE Wynona Dekker

WYNONA

DEKKER



Wynona became CEO of the University of Auckland’s Unleash Space after working through a venture development programme. The team’s idea was found to be synergistic with the university’s mission to build a thriving ecosystem for students to access resources and mentoring that could ignite their ideas into reality.

Having lived overseas, Wynona recognises how much Kiwi ingenuity and hard work is positively received and encourages everyone to listen to that creative spark within.

Wynona is currently working through her BCom as well as a couple of personal projects, whilst raising a curious, strongminded daughter.

Mystery Judge

HOLLY

SUTICH



Holly is an entrepreneur who has a love of business, innovation and people. She is the founder of Beta Energy, a healthier alternative energy drink social enterprise. She has a strong passion for business, and is inspired by businesses that incorporate a positive social and environmental impact into their business models.

Holly has lived in many diverse countries, and has seen how lucky we are in New Zealand to have a great innovative culture that helps entrepreneurship thrive. Through this, she has also learnt that so much value comes from diversity, whether that be through gender, culture or experience. She wants to encourage entrepreneurship and all of the learning and possibilities that come along with it.

CONTACT


GET IN TOUCH


 

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for queries or support.

 

EMAIL: hello@ideastarter.co.nz

 

 

 

 

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