ATCCQ Entrepreneur Challenge

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The Capital

155 Queen Street

Brisbane, QLD 4000


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The ATCCQ 'Entrepreneur Challenge’ is a 4 week competition for young aspiring entrepreneurs. Competitors will work in teams to present an innovative startup pitch on the given topic.

Successful applicants will participate in interactive workshops and seminars on topics tailored for young entrepreneurs from ideation to how to present the perfect pitch. In partnership with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), competitors will have the opportunity to video conference with the Austrade Taipei, providing market insights to their ideas. All teams will present at our ‘Pitch Night’ on 14th October 2017, where the winning team takes home the prize of $1,500 cash.

Topic | Propose a startup involving bilateral trade between Australia and Taiwan

Prize Money | $1,500 for the Winning Team

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  • Week 1 | Friday, 22 September 2017 @ 5:30PM - 9PM
  • Week 2 | Friday, 29 September 2017 @ 6PM - 9PM
  • Week 3 | Friday, 6 October 2017 @ 6PM - 9PM
  • Week 4 | Friday, 13 October 2017 @ 6PM - 9PM
  • Pitch Night | Saturday, 14 October 2017 @ 6PM - 9PM

*Note: You must be available for the whole duration of the challenge.

Location | The competition will be held at ‘The Capital’, Brisbane City Council’s new $5 million dollar innovation hub located at 155 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000.

Who can Apply | This challenge is open to all young and aspiring entrepreneurs from 18 to 30. We encourage and welcome participants of all nationalities and industry backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply | Please register your interest and submit your application as follows:

  • STEP 1: Complete registration via Eventbrite; AND

  • STEP 2: Submit application form via Google Form

*Note: to complete application submission you MUST complete both steps 1 and 2.

Application Deadline - AEST 5PM 15th September 2017

If you have any queries, please contact


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

To participate in the event, you will need to be over 18 years of age.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event location will be held at The Capital - 155 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. This is a central location in the Brisbane CBD. Participants will have options to travel via public transport or driving in.

Public Transport - Bus services can be accessible from King George Square Station or Queen Street Bus Station. Train services can be accessible from Central Station.

Parking - If driving into the CBD, parking can be found in nearby car parks, such as Wintergarden Car Park. A recommended option would be King George Square Car park (accessible from Roma Street and Adelaide Street) for a $5 flat rate after 4:30PM on weekdays.

Do I need to have a business background or degree to apply?

No. You do not need to have business knowledge apply. We welcome anyone who simply aspires to become an entrepreneur or even have a startup idea in mind already to participate in the challenge.

Do I have to be of Taiwanese Nationality to apply?

No. The ATCCQ Entrepreneur Challenge is open to all nationalities.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the challenge, please feel free to email

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