Reference : http://www.guild.org.au/iwov-resources/documents/The_Guild/tab-News_and_events/Guild_News_Centre/2013/MEDIA%20RELEASE%20National%20Student%20Business%20Plan%202013%20-%2012%20Teams%20Through%20To%20Quarter-Final%20Round.pdf
Jun, 18 2013
National Student Business Plan 2013 – 12 teams through to quarter-final round
Entrants in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s annual National Student Business Plan competition have this week been advised that 12 teams will progress through to the quarter final round. The competition is an Australia wide challenge aiming to encourage innovation among pharmacy students.
The 12 teams, from eight Universities across Australia – including first time entrants La Trobe University, RMIT University and Charles Sturt University. The other quarter finalists are teams from Queensland University of Technology, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University and Curtin University. The teams progress to the quarter-finals based on their business plans, including the level of innovation of the services established and implemented in their pharmacy of the future.
The quarter-final round commences on the 24th June and concludes on the 12th July 2013. The successful teams will progress through to the semi-final round, and compete for a chance to be selected as finalists: receiving complimentary registration, travel and accommodation to attend the Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) 2013, in Canberra. As in 2012, the final round of the competition will be held during a session at the PBN, and the winners will be announced during the Gala Dinner on Saturday 21st September 2013.
The objective of the competition is to encourage pharmacy students to consider how they would go about structuring their own pharmacy business, and to produce a business plan outlining their ideas and business case to potential investors. 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, with a total of eighteen entries received this year. The competition is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is sponsored by Blackmores, Gold Cross Products and Services and Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL).
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