Working together to connect food and entrepreneurship

Introducing the Agri Food and Wine Category: An initiative of Moore Stephens​ Australia and eChallenge Australia

Food safety, resource scarcity, changes in climate and economies means that we have to start thinking differently, innovatively, about the future of food and wine. Australia, with it's pioneering solutions to soil, weather, disease and pest problems, especially in the vineyard, can be world leaders in this field.

The eChallenge: Agri Food and Wine, with the support of Moore Stephens is designed to generate new ideas to address local and worldwide problems using anything from software, hardware and other technologies to chemistry, marketing and farming.

There are prizes to be won for the best innovations. One team will win $5,000 cash, $5,000 consulting with Moore Stephens Australia, plus a 12 month residency at ThincLab Waite for up to three people, valued at $5,000 (total value $15,000).

What is the Australian eChallenge?

The Australian eChallenge program teaches participants to create, develop, assess and action their ideas, and provides all the tools, interaction opportunities and mentorship needed to cultivate entrepreneurial capacity. Participants will attend weekly workshops that focus on business innovation, building robust entrepreneurial teams, and rapidly prototyping and testing in the market. Program highlights include:
- Mentor speed dating. This is a networking event where participants are given the opportunity to meet with many mentors and pair up with one for extra support and guidance with their idea.
- Venture show case. This is a golden opportunity to participants to 'meet the buyer. This exhibition-type event allows participants to spruik their innovation and get direct feedback from their potential market.
- Semifinals / Finals Pitching. At the end of the program, participants will pitch their idea to a panel of judges who will assess the opportunity and deliver feedback. A select number will go on to pitch again in a finals round to a fresh judging panel, and compete to be the winning innovation.

The eChallenge is a competition but it is also a University of Adelaide course and those who successfully complete the program will be eligible to gain credit for a three-unit elective.

For more information and to register, head to The program starts August 30th. There are a limited number of scholarships available.

Who can apply?
eChallenge accepts registrations from everyone!

Whether you are an individual who would like to enter and build a team or you already have a team, register below. We look forward to welcoming you to the Australian eChallenge. 
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