Mystery Object 2011

This year's mystery object: Aluminium Foil

About the Innovator’s Challenge

Your challenge is to create as much 'value' as possible using an assigned everyday object unveiled at the Entrepreneurs Week Opening Ceremony on Thursday 11 August 4:00pm. In Melbourne at the University of Melbourne - Alan Gilbert Executive Lounge. In Sydney at the University of New South Wales - Old Main Building G31
 
Entrepreneurship is all about leveraging resources and taking action with the goal of creating value. In the Innovators Challenge, 'value' can be measured on any scale, such as economic, social, aesthetic or something else. Your ideas must actually be implemented during the week to qualify for prizes.
 
Students must submit a video of their endeavours no later than 12 midnight on Thursday 18th August. The top 7 videos will be shown and judged at the Entrepreneurs Week Closing Ceremony, held at 1:00pm Friday 19 August. In Melbourne at the University of Melbourne - ICT Theatre 1. In Sydney at the University of New South Wales, Central Lecture Block, Theatre 2. The prizes will also be awarded at this event.


Innovators Challenge Video

Rules of the Innovator's Challenge

  • You must create as much "value" as possible using the mystery object unveiled at the Opening Ceremony.
  • Your idea must actually be implemented in the real world and captured on video prior to the submission date.
  • Teams must be made up of 2 to 5 people; all team members must be current Victorian or NSW university students *
  • Entry submissions are in the form of a video - maximum 4 minutes
  • The top 7 videos will be shown during the Closing Ceremony; only these videos will be eligible for prizes
  • The mystery object will be unveiled on Thursday 11 August at the Opening Ceremony, approximately 4pm, and made available online via this website by COB that day
  • Videos must be submitted by 12 midnight Thursday 18 August, (NO EXCEPTIONS!) Entries should be posted to YouTube as a video response to the above video (click on the link below, click in the comments section, and on the right of the comment box you will be able to 'create a video response'): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4bX6IcYxFs&feature=channel_video_title. If you have trouble with this process, or have any questions about submission, please email kevin@agentsofchange.org.au immediately.
  • Prizes will be awarded on Friday 19 August at the Closing Ceremony 1pm - 3pm (Melbourne - ICT Theatre 1, University of Melbourne. Sydney - Central Lecture Block, Theatre 2, University of NSW)

* Non-students are still allowed and encouraged to attend the opening and closing events, but cannot enter the competition.

Prizes - Victoria

Biggest Impact
Entry into 'The Entrepreneurial Chase' competition in Sydney.
Most Innovative
Accommodation credits on Wimdu Wimdu

Geniaus
Most Commercial Potential
Business Development workshop at Geniaus
Most Epic Fail
Art of the start book per team member. Donated by Student Entrepreneurs
Audience Prize
To be announced on the day

Prizes - NSW

Biggest Impact
Lunch with the team behind Pushstart - a startup accelerator.
Most Innovative
Accommodation credits on Wimdu Wimdu
The Frank Team
Most Commercial Potential
Business workshop with The Frank Team
Most Epic Fail
Rework book by 37 signals, per team member. Donated by Student Entrepreneurs
Audience Prize
To be announced on the day

Entries from 2010, with "water bottle's" as the mystery object, cannot be shown due to technical difficulties.

Entries from 2009, with "paint" as the mystery object, can be viewed here.