Friday, November 6th, 2015 – The Australian Entrepreneurs’ Challenge
My sons, Tom and Phillip have been working for their final year of Mechanical Engineering at Adelaide University this year. Along the way they had to do a project, which they completed with Tom Moyle, another student who used to go to Kadina High School with them. They entered their project in the The Australian Entrepreneurs’ Challenge.
Here they are having found out that they are in the top 6 and will go through to the finals.
Here they are in their booth, showing the investors and judges how their invention works. Yes, I would explain it if I understood, but I have yet to grasp the finer details!
Here is Tom just making sure that it all still works!
After the final presentation they are showing off their second prize cheque.
2015 Australian eChallenge – Second prize
$1,000 worth of consulting from Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
$1,000 worth of consulting from Silver Whale (energy saving technology)
$380 – two hours of presentation skills coaching from Persuasive Presentations
$299 – Bronze Logo Package from 99 Designs
$120 – Gift basket from Haigh’s Chocolates
they also won the Microsoft Prize for Innovation
$10,000 – Includes an overview of Microsoft and major trends in the IT sector; overview of the Microsoft Academy for College Hires; information about DreamSpark and BizSpark; information on Imagine Cup and Protégé Competition; Microsoft Innovation Centre, South Australia (projects and support for start-ups and student developers); opportunity to present your business idea to the Microsoft team and get feedback and suggestions on next steps. Prize includes catering for the day.
AND this also from their year group of Mechanical Engineers.
Now they just have to pass their exams, and they will be graduate Mechanical Engineers, then they just have to get a job!!!!