Tech Awards designed to uncover the next big idea on the Gold Coast

The 2017 Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards are now open – giving young Gold Coasters in grades 9-12 the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial idea with the help of professional mentors.

The Awards, now in their fourth year, will give teams of three students from a local school the opportunity to outline their innovative and original technological idea or concept. Twelve groups will be selected to move on to Phase 2 where they will develop their idea further in a series of mentoring sessions with Bond University, Startup Apprentice and Telstra, to be held at Bond University. Then, at a ‘pitch night’ in October, the groups will have to present their idea to a broader audience and convince the judging panel that their idea is the best and worthy of further development.

Entries close Wednesday 16 August 2017. Find out more through the Study Gold Coast website.