Ideas can come from anywhere.
Brett Godfreys, the founder of Virgin Blue, infamously went for years with plans for the airline sketched on the back of a pile of beer coasters – now it’s your turn!
Student Entrepreneurs: Agents of Change are proud to present the 2010 Napkin Competition: write your best business idea on the back of a napkin and fly to Sydney!
David Clarke, founder of Webjet (the ASX listed company with transaction values nearing a quarter of a billion dollars) will be speaking and sharing his experiences at the launch event along with a mystery speaker who has bought and sold over 65 businesses (including starting up Plush Fish – the only sushi bar in Union House, whilst still a student at the University of Melbourne!).
Date: Wednesday, 3rd of March
Time: 4:45pm – 7:00pm
Location: Executive Lounge, Alan Gilbert Building.
RSVP at: http://napkincomp.org.au/event/napkin-competition-launch-2010-uom
What’s Napkin Competition?
Some of the best entrepreneurial ideas are born in cafes, living rooms and garages on napkins, scraps of paper and notepads (examples: Southwest Airline, Virgin Blue, Compaq computer). From the humble napkin, these entrepreneurs took their ideas and grew them into multi-million dollar businesses.
The Napkin Competition invites all university students to present your own ideas, however simple, on the back of a virtual napkin.
Four winners of the competition will fly to Sydney to take part in the ‘Innovation Tour’, which gives you the opportunity to engage with local entrepreneurs, business people, investors and visit innovative environments including the Googleplex and the Powerhouse Museum!
Visit www.napkincomp.org.au for further details.
Source: Student Entrepreneurs | Agents of Change