Six teams from five universities are awarded places in the semi-finals of the Pharmacy Guild’s National Student Business Plan competition.
The Australia and New Zealand-wide challenge promotes creative entrepreneurship among students preparing for a career in community pharmacy.
The teams are from the University of Sydney, Auckland University, the University of Tasmania, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Otago.
The teams’ progress to the semi-finals is based on their business plans and scores in the quarter-final round. This consisted of responses to the feedback judges provided on their first-round business plans.
The semi-final round is now open and will close on August 10. The top three teams will progress to the finals at the Pharmacy Connect Conference in Sydney on September 7-8.
In conclusion, the competition aims to encourage pharmacy students to consider structuring their own pharmacy business, and to produce a business plan.
The Guild says it gives Australia’s and New Zealand’s best and brightest pharmacy students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of pharmacy practice through innovative and financially secure business models.
The competition, open to all pharmacy schools in Australia and New Zealand. The competition is sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (principal sponsor), EBOS (major sponsor), Gold Cross Products and Services and Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd.