Student Business Plan competition finalists announced

Three finalist teams have been announced in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition.
The finalists have successfully progressed through the business plan, quarter-final and semi-final rounds.

The three finalist teams are:

  • Know Your Genes Pharmacy – University of Auckland
  • HealthKey Pharmacy – University of Technology Sydney
  • Sunscope Pharmacy – University of Auckland

The competition is an Australia and New Zealand-wide challenge, promoting creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy.

Under the competition format, the teams produced business plans, provided written responses to feedback and developed an investor pitch video.

The three finalists will now present their investor pitch ‘live’ at the Pharmacy Connect conference in Sydney, on Friday 6 September, with the winners and EBOS People’s Choice awards to be announced at the cocktail party that evening.

The competition will provide $15,000 in cash prizes to the finalists in addition to registration, flights and accommodation to attend Pharmacy Connect.

The competition, which commenced in 2006, is designed to encourage innovation among pharmacy students by asking them to create competitive business plans using their ideas, talents and creative business concepts.

The competition is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (principal sponsor), EBOS (major sponsor), Gold Cross Products and Services and Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) (foundation sponsors).