Acknowledge Creativity - Bridging the gap between business and creativity

$10,000 for you to start up and make your idea a reality - BEST BUSINESS PLAN GRANT

Best business plan award

$10,000 award for the best business plan developed at the end of the Diploma. 


Judged on individual merit by a panel of industry professionals and Acknowledge Education staff.


The best plan will be awarded on the basis of

• innovative content

• demonstration of creative thinking

• uniqueness of concept

• commercial potential/acumen

• cohesiveness of technical writing

• presentation of financial argument

• original content 

• attractiveness to investors

• positive use of resources provided throughout course

• commitment of individual to the course and their business idea


The decision is solely the responsibility of the Acknowledge Education judging panel and no correspondence will be entered into. Certain inclusions may apply.

The business plan is an integral component of the course and only students participating in ALL units will be eligible. The business plan forms a major part of the final assessment.

Granting and delivering of the award: The $10,000.00* award is presented as a payment to the recipient in a brief ceremony at the end of the course. Awarded by Suzanne Jackson. 

All IP remains the property of the student. Acknowledge Creativity may use material contained within the winning business plan for marketing purposes and request that the winner be available for promotional presentation purposes. The winning business plan may be utilised in subsequent materials or advertising.

How to present offer

Acknowledge Creativity are excited to present the inaugural best business plan award. This award recognizes the best and most creative business plan. As you realise your goal of becoming a successful entrepreneur or as an innovative leader in your chosen field.

This is subject to a quorum of full fee paying attendees. [At the discretion of the judging panel.] All students will receive confirmation and notification of suitability for eligibility in receipt of the award. $10,000.00 is GST inclusive [conditions apply] *remuneration to be distributed on a monthly basis, i.e. $1000 per month over the course of 10 months.

Melbourne Language Centre, Stott’s College, Front Cooking School and Acknowledge Creativity are divisions of Acknowledge Education Pty. Ltd. HEAD OFFICE: 168 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia I Phone +61 3 9663 3399 SYDNEY: 60 Hickson Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia PERTH: 1/647 Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia I ABN 15 005 596 565 I CRICOS 00197D I PRV 12146 I RTO 4112 I SCHOOL 1997

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Up to $10,000
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Indika Ferdinando
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