The finalists, from a total of 14 entries, have successfully progressed through the business plan, quarter-final and semi-final rounds.
The three finalist teams are:
- Isle Pharmacy, University of Tasmania
- New Life Pharmacy, a cross-institutional team from James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology and University of South Australia
- PharmHealth Pharmacy, a cross-institutional team from La Trobe University and Monash University.
The three finalists will now present their investor pitch ‘live’ at the Pharmacy Connect conference in Sydney, on Saturday 2 September, with the winners announced at the Gala Dinner that evening. The competition will provide $15,000 in cash prizes to the finalists in addition to registration, flights and accommodation to attend Pharmacy Connect.
The competition, which commenced in 2006, was designed to encourage innovation among pharmacy students by asking them to create competitive business plans using their ideas, talents and creative business concepts. The competition is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (principal sponsor), EBOS (major sponsor), Gold Cross Products and Services and Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) (foundation sponsors).