WINNERS

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $500 CASH PRIZE! This winner will be the person who receives the most unique nominations in total.

THE OVERALL WINNER

The nominee who wins first place will win a place in the Open Challenge Launchpad, an 8 month programme valued at $25,000. The particpants for this programme will go through an extensive series of development & training modules with leading professionals, to learn how to become financially self sustaining, prepare them for growth, and will develop a roadmap to become investment ready. The winner will also have free access to the associated programmes, workshops & ongoing support services of the Open Challenge.

During the Open Challenge Launchpad programme, participants can expect to learn about:

  • Optimizing your product-market fit
  • Building a dual purpose business case
  • Marketing & selling your product
  • Attracting capital
  • Measuring & planning your impact

 

The first place winner will also receive:

  • FREE Community Membership to Impact Hub Waikato for 3 years (valued at $360.00)
  • FREE entry to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) & Business Modelling Canvas (BMC) workshops during the Open Challenge

 

SECOND & THIRD PLACE

The nominees selected in second and third place will both be granted the below prize:

  • 1 x 3 hour business consultancy (valued at $500.00)
  • FREE entry to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) & Business Modelling Canvas (BMC) workshops during the Open Challenge
  • FREE Community Membership Impact Hub Waikato for 3 years (valued at $360.00)

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Impact Hub Waikato will select the top 10 changemakers from the pool of nominees, and from this group select the top 3 ideas. Impact Hub Waikato may contact the selected to enquire about their ability to participate in the programme. A panel of judges will make the final selection for the overall winner. Winners will be announced via email & social media.

PRIVACY

All submissions, nominators and nominees will be kept strictly confidential and viewed only by Impact Hub Waikato Co-Founders. Only the top 3 ideas will be shared with the panel of judges.

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION

To be considered as a winner you must be currently residing in NZ. The winner will need to be willing and able to commit to and participate in the Open Challenge Launchpad programme for the full 8 months.

Terms & Conditions

The first prize, valued at $25,000 is entry into the Open Challenge Launchpad programme. This will be offered to the winner as an entry to the Open Challenge Launchpad programme only and cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner must undertake the Open Challenge Launchpad programme during the arranged timeframe, and if they are unable to participate the prize will be transferred to the second place winner. If the second place winner is unable to participate  the prize will be transferred to the third place winner. If the third place winner is unable to participate the prize will be forfeited. Impact Hub Waikato reserves the right not to select a winner, should no suitable persons be nominated. The People’s Choice Award will be decided upon based upon unique nominations (one nomination per nominator will be counted).

The second, third and runner up prizes will be advised via email and social media. Attendance at the SDG & BMC events will need to be confirmed by the winners  in advance of each event by email to waikato@impacthub.net