I Plan a Business (iPAB) competition

Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur? VU’s annual 'I Plan a Business' (iPAB) competition gives you the chance to apply your creativity and business skills to win amazing prizes.

The competition is open now to Year 10 and 11 business students in secondary schools across Victoria.

Entry categories

To enter the competition, you must create a business plan for an original business or social enterprise.

Category 1: Business

Division A: Open to individual Year 10 or 11 students in Victoria

Division B: Open to groups of Year 10 or 11 students in Victoria (maximum of 4 per group)

Category 2: Social enterprise

Division C: Open to individual or group of Year 10 or 11 students in Victoria (maximum of 4 per group)

How to enter

The 2017 iPAB competition is now closed.

Register your interest in the 2018 competition using the form below.


Cash prizes of $500 are awarded to the winners in each division.

Previous winners

In 2016, a total of 290 business students from 25 schools across Victoria competed.

Previous winners included:

  • an artificial year-round outdoor ski slope created with innovative snow technology
  • a drive through supermarket
  • a ‘pay it forward’ restaurant where patrons could pre-purchase a meal for someone in need.

View the 2016 iPAB winners.

Winners from the 2017 competition will be posted here after the award ceremony.

Contact us

Email ipab@vu.edu.au to find out more about the competition, or register your interest below.

Register your interest for the 2018 iPAB competition

Use this form to register your interest to receive up-to-date information about the 2018 competition.

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