Are you an entrepreneur that's up for a challenge?

Are you a high-growth SME that would like to win up to one million dollars?

The Entrepreneurs' Challenge is a programme offering up this generous sum on an annual basis to companies that embody excellence and ingenuity. 

To enter you must be a small to medium enterprise with a turnover of at least one million per annum with operations that have been ongoing for the past two years.

Since its launch in 2009, which was made possible by a generous three-million dollar foundation gift from philanthropist and businessman Charles Bidwill, 18 companies have been awarded funding. Could you be next?

Previous winners have included Jucy Group and Allpress Espresso

Applications close August 27 so apply here now!

Benefits include:

  • Access to funding of up to $1 million for three years
  • Mentoring from highly successful and experienced business executives and entrepreneurs
  • Profile building and widespread recognition as a company with big ambitions
  • Access to the University of Auckland Business School networks and entrepreneurial eco system

To find out more visit the Entrepreneurs' Challenge 2015 website here!


Emily is a Senior Advisor in the Deloitte marketing team who knows that behind every great business lies a great story. She loves talking to inspiring people who are thinking outside the box to create a thriving SME sector in New Zealand.