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Victoria University looking for young entrepreneurs

Victoria University is looking for business-savvy secondary students in Melbourne's west for its annual I Plan a Business (iPAB) contest.

This year, the competition will be judged by well known entrepreneurs and business people including Andrew Morello, winner of the first series of Australia's Apprentice television show and Head of Business Development at Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, Jason Cunningham, co-founder of the successful Lygon Street accounting firm, The Practice, and Natalie Davies, a VU alumnus and Marketing Manager for Momentum Energy.

The contest is held by the University's Faculty of Business and Law as an incentive for Year 10, 11 and 12 students in the cities of Brimbank, Hobson's Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham to practise their business skills and demonstrate the next big idea.

Last year, a do-it-yourself sushi bar, a multi-purpose towel, and artificial grass mats were among the winning business ideas that earned students individual and team prizes of up to $500.

Professor John Breen, head of the University's School of Accounting and Finance said teachers from previous years have said how much their students enjoy participating in iPAB and exploring essential elements of their school curriculum in new and interesting ways.

Students have until 30 June to enter. Learn more about the iPAB competition.

Contact:
Scott Murray
iPAB 2011 Coordinator
Faculty of Business and Law
Ph (03) 9919 1524
Email:
ipab@vu.edu.au

VU Media Contact:
A
nn Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer,
M
arketing and Communications Department, Victoria University
P
h: (03) 9919 5487 or 0403 556 001.

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