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The National Student Business Plan Competition 2016

The National Student Business Plan Competition is a initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is open to all Pharmacy students in New Zealand and Australia. The competition aims to encourage student teams to use their ideas, talents and energy to create innovative new business ideas in community pharmacy through the development of competitive business plans.

Competition Structure and Dates

StageComponentDue Date
OneSubmit your business plan13 May 2016
TwoQuarter Finals20 June - 10 July 2016
ThreeSemi FInals (including preliminary pitch)25 July - 15 August 2016
Four Finals: Live 'Pitch'Early September 2016
FiveFinals: Post 'Pitch' Investor MeetingEarly Septmeber 2016

Eligibility - Who can enter?

Teams entering the competition must contain a minimum of 50% of team members who are:

  • currently enrolled Bachelor of Pharmacy students who, in 2016, are in their third or fourth year of study; or
  • currently enrolled Master of Pharmacy students who, in 2016, are in their first or second year of study

All students must be from a school of pharmacy whose courses have provisional or full accreditation with the Australian Pharmacy Council (Australian and New Zealand Pharmacy

For more information about the competition please visit