The semi-finalists in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition have been announced
The Australia-wide challenge promotes creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy, says the Pharmacy Guild.
A total of six teams, with members drawn from nine Universities – James Cook University/Queensland University of Technology/University of South Australia; University of Technology Sydney; University of Queensland; Auckland University; Latrobe University/Monash University; and University of Tasmania – have been awarded places in the semi-finals of the competition.
The teams progress to the semi-finals based on their business plans and their scores in the quarter-final round which consisted of responses to feedback judges provided on their first round business plans.
The semi-final round closes on 11 August 2017, with the top three teams progressing to the finals at the Pharmacy Connect Conference being held in Sydney from 1-3 September 2017.
The aim of the competition is to encourage pharmacy students to consider how they would go about structuring their own pharmacy business, and produce a business plan.
It gives Australia’s best and brightest pharmacy students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of pharmacy practice through innovative and financially secure business models.
The competition was open to all pharmacy schools in Australia and New Zealand.
The competition is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (principal sponsor), EBOS (major sponsor), Gold Cross Products and Services and Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL).