Storey Hall was brimming with enthusiasm at the launch of the RMIT 2015 Business Plan Competition, with former NBL player Eric Bailey addressing a packed crowd of student entrepreneurs.
Bailey, one of the world’s foremost speakers on the subject of motivation and vision, addressed more than 200 RMIT students at the launch of the competition, which has a total prize pool of up to $100,000.
Bailey drew on his unique life experiences and wealth of knowledge, inspiring the audience with his top five tips for success:
- Don’t doubt yourself
- Have a realistic action plan
- Network with the right people
- Never give up
- Play it forward
The event was hosted by Dr Marcus Powe, RMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, who encouraged students to be part of the competition. “Enjoy the challenge and gain your advantage in the market place. The judges, mentors and supporters want to cheer for your success.”
The annual Business Plan Competition is an RMIT initiative to create work-ready students with an entrepreneurial spirit.
It is one of the biggest programs of its type in Australia and is open to vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate students across all RMIT locations in Melbourne, Vietnam and Singapore.
More than 3,500 people have taken part since 2001, with many past entrants now running successful businesses in Australia and around the world.
Registrations for the 2015 Business Plan Competition are now open, visit the website for more details.