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Congratulations to entré $85K challenge winners

11 October 2017

ChristchurchNZ is proud to be a sponsor of entré, the not-for-profit University of Canterbury company, run by students for all tertiary students in the Canterbury region.

Last night the winners of the $85k Challenge were announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony. The awards recognise winners of the five-month long $85K Challenge – an incubator-style competition that helps budding startups to become operating businesses.

This year’s winners are:

Grand Winner: Talk Town – Zoe Haws

Runner Up: The Monthly Co. – Isabelle Smith and Josie Milton

Equal Second Runner Up: Eden Orchards – Jacob Bignell

Equal Second Runner Up: Primal Future – Todd Selak

Two Best Business Plans: The Monthly Co – Isabelle Smith and Josie Milton and Streetseen – Rafaela Bolanos and Tobin Bain-Hogg

Best Pitch: Primal Future – Todd Selak

Social Enterprise Award: Streetseen – Rafaela Bolanos and Tobin Bain-Hogg

Sustainability Award: Biome – Logan Williams, Fiona Ambler

Technology Award: Next gig – Matthew Williamson and James Watson

Business Development Award: Transistion Navigators – Robyn Johnston

Business Development Award: Jekka – Jess Langtry

Business Development Award: Talk Me Through – Averill Moser

Business Development Award: AMP Solutions – Charan Ashokraj

Entrepreneurial Award: Averill Moser

Entrepreneurial Award: Charan Ashokraj