Students head to business plan finals

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Three finalist teams have been announced in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2018 National Student Business Plan Competition

The finalists, from a total of 16 entries, have successfully progressed through the business plan, quarter-final and semi-final rounds.

The three finalist teams are:

  • TASASSIST Pharmacy, University of Technology Sydney;
  • Endo Program Pharmacy, University of Otago; and
  • Cloud Nine Pharmacy , University of Sydney.

The competition is an Australia and New Zealand-wide challenge, promoting creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy.

Under the competition format, the teams produced business plans, provided written responses to feedback and participated in an investor pitch.

The three finalists will now present their investor pitch ‘live’ at Pharmacy Connect on Saturday 8 September, with the winners announced at the Gala Dinner that evening.

The winners will receive $5000 plus $2000 to their pharmacy school, second place will receive $4,000 and $1,000 to their school and third place will receive $2,500 and $500 to their school.

The competition, which commenced in 2006, is designed to encourage innovation among pharmacy students by asking them to create competitive business plans using their ideas, talents and creative business concepts.

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) (foundation sponsors).

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