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Entre Napkin Challenge

Entre Napkin Challenge

Big Idea? Start Here. Be into Win $500*


Creativity under pressure produces some of the most exciting ideas.

The Napkin Challenge gives members an opportunity to test their ideation and concepting skills in a low- pressure way, encouraging the give-it-a-go attitude that’s so important to entrepreneurship.

No matter the idea, if it’s a potential business, cause, or project, jot it down, sketch it out and submit your entry.

Tell us about your problem, solution, who it benefits, and make sure to include your contact details if submitting via a napkin submission.

You can submit via the napkins around campus or via our online form below.

Submit a brief summary of your Idea and be into Win:

  1. Largest Potential Impact (1st Prize): $500 + Entry into Entre Enterprise Challenge
  2. Highly Innovative Idea: $250
  3. Wildest Idea: $100

You can submit as many entries as you like.

All submitters must be a signed-up member of Entre, but don’t worry it’s free to join.

All Entries will be judged by our Napkin Challenge Award judges.

Entries Close at 5pm on Friday 31st March.

Online Entries can be submitted here:

Come along to Entre’s Annual Launch Event

Join us for Entre’s Annual Launch Event!

Ideas that change the world.

Join us for our Annual Launch Night, an evening of networking and inspiring stories where we celebrate the impact Entre and our alumni make in the world.

Entre brings together the past and present students of Ōtautahi who are driving change and developing impactful ideas for a better future.

This year we’re we have Entre Alumni sharing their stories of making an impact in the world, and how Entre provided the starting point for making it all happen:

Guy Horrocks – Polar Bear Farms | Carnival Labs | Solve | Flat White Meetups NY

Jack Wood – Komodo Wellbeing – enhancing student wellbeing across the globe; 

Ben Scales – Kiwifibre – winners of the 2022 Icehouse First Cut Winners and 2022 KiwiNet Awards for their work in revolutionising the composites industry using natural fibres;

Rohan Mathias – FoodFuse – winners of our 2022 Napkin Challenge who’ve gone onto further develop their venture as winners of our 2022 Enterprise Challenge and participants in the acclaimed Food and Fibre Agritech Challenge and Orion Energy Accelerator programmes; 

Saskia van der Peet – Real Girls of Tech – on a mission to empower the future generation of women in tech via Real Girls in Tech and is co-founder of Avium/Farmgate Foods.


Our Keynote Speaker – Guy Horrocks:

Guy Horrocks career in tech started at UC when he won the 2006 Entre Entrepreneurial Award for his first start up, a company which used software to analyse blood splatter at crime scenes.

Guy established the world’s first iPhone app company Polar Bear Farm in 2007 before making the move to New York with his mobile agency Carnival Labs. Guy’s impressive CV includes clients like DreamWorks, Coca-Cola, CNN and Sephora, and his skills and expertise in growing digital businesses have led to his appointment as independent director at NZME and New Zealand Mint. 

Known for his ‘Flat White Meetups’ hosting Kiwi entrepreneurs in New York, Guy is back in New Zealand with his most recent startup, Solve, tackling customer data management.   


Event Info

Food and drinks provided!

Dress up for an evening of inspirational stories.

Parking Available on Campus.

6:30pm – 9:00pm, Wednesday 8th March

John Britten Building, University of Canterbury


Register here:



Final dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds

Having second thoughts?
Many students have second thoughts about a paper or course they’ve chosen to take. There is a period when you can change your mind about a paper or course and get a refund.

Final dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds

  • The last date to make changes to your enrolment or withdraw with a full refund from Semester 1 (S1) courses that started on Monday 20 February 2022 is Sunday 5 March 2022.
  • For Whole Year (W) courses that started on Monday 20 February 2022, the final date to withdraw with a full refund is Sunday 19 March 2022.

These dates are only applicable to Semester 1 and Whole Year courses. For all other courses (including teaching) please refer to the Key Enrolment Dates online.

Note: Dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds can vary depending on the course – check the specific page for your course for information about withdrawal dates. 

Need to discuss your plans?
If you’d like to have a chat about your options or need more information to make a decision, there are heaps of people on campus you can talk to.

The first place you can go is Te Pātaka in Puaka-James High Central Library, where you can find: 

You can also talk to: