Phase 1 – Form your concept
In your team of three, work together to come up with an innovative idea or concept that uses technology to solve a community problem.
As a first step, watch this Ideation Information Session, which gives an overview of the awards and provides you with the tools to form your killer idea for your entry. Once you’ve watched the video be sure to review the selection and criteria in the School Handbook as a guide to forming your idea.
Your idea could be a new idea for health, conservation, transport, agriculture, cyber security, construction, energy, recreation or something else. The possibilities are endless!
Phase 3 – Finalist selections
An expert panel of judges will score each entry against the judging criteria and the ten teams with the highest scores will be announced as finalists. The ten finalists will move onto the mentoring phase of the awards, where they will further develop their idea or concept and be mentored by some of the best entrepreneurial and technical minds of the Gold Coast.
Phase 4 – Mentoring workshops
In the mentoring phase of the awards the ten finalists will take part in three mentoring sessions:
- An intensive one-day finalist bootcamp at Cohort Innovation Space
- An online mentoring session for each individual team
- An online pitch practice and feedback session for each individual team
Finalist bootcamp: Thursday, 26 August 2021
Location: Cohort Innovation Space, Southport
Online check-in and pitch practice sessions booked between 6-17 September 2021
Phase 5 – Pitch and Award night
The Final Pitch and Award Night is each team's opportunity to present their idea to a broader audience and convince the judging panel that their idea is the best!
Ahead of their 5-minute pitch, each team will be given a dedicated display area to showcase their idea to the judging panel and audience. Once each team has pitched their idea, judges will be given the opportunity to ask questions before tallying final scores. Finally, the winning teams will be announced:
- First Place
- Third Place
- People's Choice Award
Full details on Pitch and Award Night, including judging criteria can be found in the School Handbook.
Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Location: Bond University