Year 11 Business Plan Challenge 2016

Phoebe Smith - Winner Year 11 Business Plan Challenge 2016, with the cheque presented by Prof Jim Psaros

On Friday 18 Nov 2016, the final of the Year 11 Business Plan Challenge was held at the Newcastle Business School, University House, City Campus in King Street Newcastle. It was the final year the challenge will be held in University House. From 2017, this event will be held in NewSpace, the new home of the Faculty of Business and Law from July 2017.

This year's guest speaker, Pamela Connell, spoke about her passion for empowering young people to think like entrepreneurs and discussed how this mindset helped students in Rwanda.

The judges: Prof Jim Psaros, Associate Prof Stacey Baxter and Ms Pamela Connell struggled with determining a winner from the excellent presentations given by the four finalists:

Phoebe Smith from St Francis Xavier with 'The Little Runner'
Songen Yeung and Jessica Shao from Hornsby Girls' High with 'Snackeroos'
Nicholas Morgan from Macquarie College with 'Lat 32'
Gabi Shibble from Calrossy Anglican School with 'Wholesome Creations'

After an intense discussion, the judges voted Phoebe Smith as the winner. Phoebe received $2,000, a $2,000 scholarship should she choose to attend Newcastle Business School after completing the HSC and her school received $500.

The other finalists received $1,000 each and $500 for their respective schools.

Congratulations to all the finalists, teachers, parents and supporters.

If your school would like to enter in 2017, please watch this page for details, which will be available in March 2017.