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On World Sight Day, judges of the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School’s $100,000 Enterprize competition finals voted resoundingly for an innovation that could control the world’s single largest cause of blindness – cataract, a clouding of the eye’s lens among older populations. Calpain Therapeutics, an Adelaide startup that has developed a drug that can slow the onset of cataract, won the nation’s richest business plan competition, ahead of four others shortlisted.
It's not too late to enter the University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) Enterprize 2011 business competition... but, well, let's just say it's getting pretty close. The door on new entries closes TODAY, 22 July. Aspiring entrepreneurs have until midnight to submit their concept plans and to be eligible for the grand prize: $100,000 in seed funding.
The 2011 edition of Enterprize, the seed-capital competition run by University of Queensland's business school, is under way. The school put together some enlightening video clips in which previous winners of the 10-year-old contest share what they have achieved and learned.
Australia's richest business plan competition, offering $100,000 for one savvy Australian business, reached its conclusion at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane last Wednesday night. Does this company deserve $100k in seed funding? Heck, yeah! Now watch the clip.
An on-the-go device that measures several body functions at once and a technology that turns laptops and mobile phones into e-book readers are among the seven innovative ventures named finalists in Enterprize 2010, the University of Queensland's $100,000 business planning competition.