X Challenge gives every AUT student the opportunity and guidance to develop an idea for a business, cause or project. It's a way to gain real and meaningful experience in launching and running a new business with plenty of support along the way. No matter what course you are studying, or which field you plan to enter, we believe everyone has ideas.
To enter The Accelerator, you need to register your details and download an info pack. You can get resources to help you complete your plan, and join online Q&A sessions.
Entries close 24 August.
"X Challenge was one of the best learning opportunities I experienced during my six years at AUT. It helped our idea move from a concept, to something tangible with the potential to launch."
Aimee Moss – giveagood, 2019 Runner Up
"X Challenge is such an amazing opportunity to grow your skillset, and ways of thinking and working. It helped us (Flat Essentials) reflect, learn, and adapt, especially as we went through the ideation process."
Finlay Barnett – Flat Essentials, 2019 Finalist
"Being a finalist in the X Challenge has been great for our personal growth and development. It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself at university, as it fuels rapid self-learning and makes you stand out to future employer."
Piggyback, 2018 Runner-Up
The winning entries for The Idea 2020 have been announced. We received 190 fantastic submissions and our judges enjoyed reading your entries.
Well done to our winners!