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Deakin University is proud to be a sponsor of the Big Idea competition in association with the Big Issue.
The Big Idea competition is a money-can't-buy calendar of opportunities that will give you unprecedented access to experts in the field and influential Australians, whose guidance, advice and direction will ensure students are well placed to develop their ideas into business plans for viable social enterprise.
Combining a series of insightful lectures, workshops and online seminars delivered by some of Australia's most influential and inspiring leaders, the Big Idea competition provides an opportunity for students to learn about the case for social enterprise in Australia. Learn from experts working in the field and hear first-hand from those whose lives have been positively affected by working with a social enterprise.
The Big Idea competition will be concluded in December 2013 at the Judging Day when finalist students are invited to pitch their idea to an impressive judging panel and attend a fully catered for Awards Event where the Big Idea winner will be announced.
Not only will each member of the winning team receive an Apple iPad, plus other prizes, finalists will network with influential Australian Business Leaders - including Simon McKeon, 2011 Australian of the Year, Natasha Stott-Despoja, ex-Democrats Leader and more.
The winning Deakin team will go head to head against winning groups from Flinders University, La Trobe University, Murdoch University, Swinburne University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney.
Students could see their winning entry go on to be launched nationally and delivered by The Big Issue!
The competition is open to every Deakin undergraduate students. Students from all campuses and study modes are invited to participate. Cross-discipline teams are encouraged to apply. You may register as either an individual or as a team (maximum 5 members). Students must have an active enrolment in Trimester 2 in order to compete.
Download and complete the application form [110KB PDF]. All applications must be signed prior to submitting.
The competition will be run over the Trimester 2 academic period (July to November):