The Pharmacy Guild has announced the 2018 semi-finalists in its National Student Business Plan competition
The competition is an Australia and New Zealand-wide challenge promoting creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy,
Six teams, from five universities – University of Sydney, Auckland University, University of Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney and University of Otago – have been awarded places in the semi-finals of the competition.
The teams progress to the semi-finals based on their business plans and scores in the quarter-final round, which consisted of responses to feedback judges provided on their first round business plans.
The semi-final round opens on 24 July 2018 and closes on 10 August 2018, with the top three teams progressing to the finals at the Pharmacy Connect Conference, Sydney 7-8 September 2018.
The competition aims 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 and New Zealand’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).