Stage one of the search to find the Wellington region’s brightest ideas ended with over 900 ideas received. 
Each idea has been sent feedback from Grow Wellington.

The feedback for 300 ideas has included an invitation to proceed to stage two of the Bright Ideas Challenge and submit a business plan. 
STAGE TWO - The Business Plan workshops and lecture series
If you have been invited proceed to stage two and intend to do so, you will need to complete a Business Plan by 25 September and submit this to us via the Bright Ideas Challenge website. When we are ready to receive your five page business plans, the menu on the left hand side of the home page will include a line Submit your Business Plan.  You will need your unique Bright Ideas Code to do this. You will also be able to upload up to two supporting documents.
Refer to the Resource page for a sample Business Plan template and Business Plan model as well as other useful resources.

We have scheduled a number of events for stage two. A Business Plan workshop which will run three times, and series of seven lectures are detailed on the Events page.  If you are not able to attend the lectures, they are available for you to view on the website one or two days after each event.  Link to these from the Resource page.  
All entrants that go through to the business plan stage are in the running to be awarded the $25,000 start-up capital and further support to help turn your idea into a commercial success.
Please direct any queries to Cath Randall, Business Growth Programme Manager
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