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The National Student Business Plan Competition 2017

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 plan12 May 2017
TwoQuarter Finals29 June - 7 July 2017
ThreeSemi FInals (including preliminary pitch)24 July - 11 August 2017
Four Finals: Live 'Pitch'2 September 2017
FiveFinals: Post 'Pitch' Investor Meeting2 September 2017

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 2017, are in their third or fourth year of study; or
  • currently enrolled Master of Pharmacy students who, in 2017, 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