The University of Adelaide has launched its 2009 eChallenge, an entrepreneurial business planning competition that offers $50,000 in prizes.
The eChallenge (Entrepreneurs' Challenge) is open to students from any discipline at any of South Australia’s Universities, TAFE and in the broader community. Teams of between two and six people, including at least one tertiary-enrolled student in South Australia, compete in the eChallenge to develop a business plan for a new, previously unfunded concept.
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Calvert Technologies has invested in “greening” its operations by buying a Mercedes smart car to reduce carbon emissions produced by its staff making service calls.
Calvert has purchased the Mercedes smart fourtwo coupe, powered by a new micro hybrid drive (mhd). The $25,000 car is driven by Calvert’s field technicians, who attend client sites to install new equipment and address issues that cannot be resolved remotely
Managing director Dean Calvert said the new car handled very well. “The decision to buy the smart car was driven by a beautiful blend of pragmatism and idealism,” he said.
Australian technology entrepreneur Marty Gauvin has left Hostworks, the company he founded 10 years ago, after successfully overseeing its acquisition by Broadcast Australia.
Although Marty intends to maintain a number of roles within not-for-profit organisations and fulfil his existing public speaking engagements, his immediate intention is to look at the available opportunities for starting a new business.
Marty said the move on from Hostworks was a logical progression in his professional development. “I’m confident I leave Hostworks in good hands, with a strong management team and an excellent track record in terms of customer care and support,” he said.