The countdown is over! Entries closed 5pm (AEST) on Sunday 17 October 2021.
The Accelerator for Enterprising Women invited young women from around Australia to submit their entrepreneurial or business ideas into the Kickstarter Challenge for their chance to turn their passions into their professions!
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! The winners will receive the support to bring their idea to life including a share in $60,000 of seed capital funding, mentorship opportunities and much much more!
Turn your passion into your
Submit your idea into the Kickstarter challenge, and be in to win a finalist spot in one of the five judging categories.
Kickstarter Challenge TimeLine
May – August
14 May – 17 OctoberSubmit
14 NovemberVoting closes
1 DecemberGrand Final
March – August
National Summit Events
May – August
14 May – 17 October
Submit your idea
1 August – 14 November
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.
Share your idea far and wide on socials to be in to win the popular vote category. The submission with the greatest social reach will win.
To earn high marks in the Implementation category, demonstrate how you will successfully implement your idea by providing a feasible timeline, potential challenges and solutions, explanation of who is working on the project (team members and/or mentors) and an appropriate budget.
Sustainability & Impact
To earn high marks in the Impact category, be sure to explain the expected impact for your idea, metrics for how you will evaluate your success, how your idea will be sustained over time and any potential environmental impacts to be considered.
To earn high marks in the Innovation category, demonstrate a compelling need for your innovative concept, think outside the box with your solution and explain your idea clearly and concisely.
To earn high marks in the presentation category, be sure that your submission is clear, consistent, effective and aesthetically pleasing.