Kickstarter Challenge

Giving young women the opportunity to turn their passions into their professions!

The Accelerator for Enterprising Women invited young women from around Australia to submit their entrepreneurial or business ideas into the Kickstarter Challenge for a chance to turn their passions into their professions!

The judges have entered their scores and the Popular Vote has closed! Meet the category winners and learn more about their inspiring business ideas.

If you missed out on submitting and you have a business or entrepreneurial idea you’ve always wanted to bring to life, check out our Practical Business Skills, it’s a great place to start!

Kickstarter Challenge TimeLine

March – August

National Summit Events

Attend one of five Summits around the country. Be inspired by leading women in business and entrepreneurship. Begin to develop your idea in the Kickstarter Ideation Sessions.
May – August

Incubator Workshops

Register for a FREE Incubator Workshop near you and participate in a masterclass in branding, prototyping and developing your business model. by the end of these workshops you’ll be ready to submit your idea into the Kickstarter Challenge!
14 May – 17 October
Submit
Submit your entrepreneurial or business idea into the Kickstarter Challenge via the website upload form and be in to WIN one of five spots for the Grand Final in Canberra!
14 November
Voting closes
With five voting categories and five finalist spots up for grabs you’ve got to be in it to win it! Share your submission in socials to be in to win the popular vote, while a panel of expert judges will select the remaining four finalists.
16 February

Grand Final

5 lucky finalists will WIN the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the Kickstarter Challenge Grand Final and pitch their ideas to expect judges in Canberra.
February

Winners Announced

The lucky winners will receive the support to bring their entrepreneurial or business idea to life! Including; seed capital funding, mentorship guidance and much, much more!

March – August

National Summit Events

Attend one of seven Summits around the country. Be inspired by leading women in business and entrepreneurship. Begin to develop your idea in the Kickstarter Ideation Sessions.
Register for a FREE Incubator Workshop near you and participate in a masterclass in branding, prototyping and developing your business model. by the end of these workshops you’ll be ready to submit your idea into the Kickstarter Challenge!

May – August

Incubator Workshops

14 May – 17 October

Submit your idea

Submit your entrepreneurial or business idea into the Kickstarter Challenge via the website upload form and be in the running to WIN one of five spots for the Grand Final in Canberra! Entries close at 11.59pm on 17 October 2021.

1 August – 14 November

Voting Period

With five voting categories and five finalist spots up for grabs you’ve got to be in it to win it!
Share your submission in socials to be in to win the popular vote, while a panel of expert judges will select the remaining four finalists.

16 February

Grand Final

5 lucky finalists will WIN the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the Kickstarter Challenge Grand Final and pitch their ideas to expert judges in Canberra.

February 

Winners Announced

The lucky winners will receive the support to bring their entrepreneurial or business idea to life! Including; seed capital funding, mentorship guidance and much, much more!