Alumni were well represented in the 2014 entré $85k Challenge.

Entré is a student-run company at UC, inspiring students to excel in the business world. The $85k Challenge is the biggest and most prestigious challenge that entré offers. Open to all UC and CPIT students, the $85k Challenge offers entrants the chance to develop key business and presentation skills whilst refining their idea into a viable business over the course of the year with the help of mentors and business connections.

Entré CEO Stew Whitehead and CH alumnus (2011-12), says that the quality of entries this year has been outstanding. "We have such a diverse group of entrants with ventures relating to agriculture, fashion, tourism and hi-tech industries just to name a few," he says.

"The judges have made several comments about just how impressed they are with the students' ideas and the progress they have made throughout the competition."

Lucy Player-Bishop (2010-11 and currently deputy-senior tutor) who is in her final year of a BA/LLB, was runner-up with her project 'Chalkboard', which was created for students looking to offer or receive academic assistance. Lucy also won the most market-ready prize.

Chalkboard has a website and accompanying app that helps to streamline the tutoring process and allows students to search for qualified tutors and create profiles to automate the tutorial payment process.

Ellie Barrett (2011-12), and 4th year LLB/BCom student, has won the best business plan prize.

Entré's $85k Challenge was first held in 2005 and, since then, thousands of students have been involved in workshops and competitions.

Well done Lucy and Ellie, these are great prizes.

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