ASEAN Virtual Business Plan Competition

University of New England Business School invites you to take part in this fantastic opportunity to apply your studies in an international arena, be mentored by international experts and be in the running to win a trip overseas for some completely unique business experience.

The ASEAN Business Plan competition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian-ASEAN Council (AAC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and involves institutions in three countries: Rangsit University in Thailand, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia and the University of New England in Australia. Each of these three universities will organise a national business plan competition and the winning teams from each country will pitch their ideas virtually to a panel of international judges.

The winning Australian team will be mentored to develop their idea into a business while the winning team in the international competition will receive, in addition to business mentoring, a visit to one of the ASEAN countries to explore an export market for their product.

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Key Dates

Registrations of interest are now open - note Thailand applicants are able to take part in a workshop day.

Workshop day 1-10 March 2018 - Register Now!-
Registrations of interest close28 February 201815 March 2018

15 March 2018

Owners of successful ideas invited to submit
a  full business plan

16 March 201831 March 20184 April 2018

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Participation in the competition is open to all undergraduate or postgraduate students currently enrolled in a University in Australia, Thailand or Malaysia. Student teams are encouraged although individual students can participate on their own. Prospective participants must meet the eligibility criteria and register their team from the registration page to indicate their intention to compete. The business ideas presented by prospective participants when they register will be screened and those with suitable ideas invited to submit full business plans.

Find out more about eligibility & how to register


Sponsors are invited to support the competition in cash or in-kind.

More information for Sponsors


For more information contact the following:


Associate Professor Bernice Kotey
UNE Business School
University of New England.
Tel: + 61 2 6773 2830

Download competition poster- Australia


Assistant Professor Dr Kathy Terdpaopong
Faculty of Accountancy, Rangsit University
52/347 Paholyotin Road
Pathumthani 11110, Thailand.
Tel: +66 2 997 2200 Ext 1067

Download competition poster- Thailand


Professor Dr Normah Haji Omar
Accounting Research Institute (ARI) Level 12, SAAS Building, 40450
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.  
Tel: 603-55444924

Download competiton poster - Malaysia

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