Entrepreneur for a Day Challenge

Friday, 28 September 2018

Do you dream of running your own business one day? Keen to find out what it takes to turn a great product idea into a real marketing plan?

Entreprenuer for a day

Our annual Entrepreneur for a Day Challenge is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14 to 18 to experience a day in the life of a young entrepreneur and Waikato Management School student.

And it's completely FREE to sign up!

You don't need any prior knowledge of business to take part in this event - just come along and give it a go!

On the day you'll be working in a small group of students to develop a new product idea that has real market potential.

You'll also attend a number of mini business workshops to provide you with inspiration, and be assigned a mentor for your group, who will offer helpful advice on how to make your product more appealing and 'marketable' to customers.

After lunch, you and your team will pitch your best product idea to a panel of industry judges - and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs!

The event involves students working in teams to develop a fresh new product idea that has real market potential. At the end of the day, each team will pitch its best product idea to a panel of judges and be in to win some awesome prizes!

To register to attend, please visit Limited places are available.

Event details

Date: Friday, 28 September 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm  
Venue: Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Parking: $2 parking available at the Gate 10 carpark, Silverdale Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton
Who: Open to individuals aged 14 to 18 years old.
How: Please register your details below to take part in this event.

What will I get out of it?

  • Experience what it's like to be a young entrepreneur
  • Learn how to develop a new product idea and turn it into a real business venture
  • Learn how to effectively work in a team
  • Get a taste of studying at Waikato Management School

For catering purposes, please register as a team of 4-5 people or as an individual below.

Please note: There are limited places available for this event.

Entrepreneur for a day registration

On completion of the form, please press the 'Submit' button. Your information will be securely forwarded to the event organiser
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Please choose from either of the following options

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If you have any questions please contact the Management Student Centre by email at