Apps, medical innovations and organic yoghurt have won over the judges in the Spark $100k Entrepreneurial Challenge, with 14 teams confirmed as finalists for 2014.
“This year’s finalists have developed some exceptional ideas,” said Colin Phillips, Business Development Manager at Alleasing.
“A number of the ventures are expected to join other successful Spark alumni in taking local innovations to the world – this is an exceptional outcome and one that made the judging process extremely difficult.”
The 2014 winners will be revealed on October 22, with the $100,000 prize pool including mentoring and feedback from industry experts, business workshops, 1 on 1 IP session, seed capital and business incubation.
Spark CEO, Alina Varoy, said: “The wide-ranging ideas covering a myriad of sectors are not only impressive, they confirm that New Zealand innovation is alive and kicking, with entrepreneurs thinking outside the square and prepared to stand up and take chances.”
The 2014 Spark finalists are:
Alleasing signed a 12 month sponsorship agreement with Spark earlier this year.
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