17 May 2016 Get Your Start-up Started

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17 May 2016 Get Your Start-up Started

There are only days left to take part in the Telstra Business Centre Coffs Harbour Digital Innovation Challenge and be in with a chance to get your start-up started.

The Challenge is a competition designed to inspire budding entrepreneurs to create and pitch their innovative digital solution to improve business - and provide them with over $150,000 prize money and the specialist support they need to make it happen.

The Challenge is open to any type of business improvement solution or market need. For example, it can be a business2business solution, consumer application or a social enterprise.

There are two massive prize packages with a combined value of over $150,000 for the winner and runner-up.

The packages include $120,000 of credits for startup cloud computing requirements from IBM company Softlayer, plus up to $6,000 cash and Business Assistance packages from ETC (Enterprise and Training Company Pty Ltd), three month mentoring packages from Pollenizer – providing access to some of Australia’s most experienced startup mentors - and six months desk space at the Six Degrees Coworking Hub in Coffs Harbour’s Innovation Centre.

The Challenge is sponsored by Telstra Business Centre Coffs Harbour, Mid North Coast Local Health District, Softlayer, ETC, Coffs Harbour innovation Centre, Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce, Bellingen Shire Council, Coffs Harbour City Council and Nambucca Shire Council.

The Challenge has been expanded this year so that passionate entrepreneurs from all over the Coffs Coast region can take part.

Entries close on May 29 2016 at 5pm. Check out www.digitalinnovationchallenge.com.au for full details.​