Peter Farrell Cup


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The Peter Farrell Cup (PFC) is named after Peter Farrell, the founder and Chairman of ResMed and 2001 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year. Now in its 17th year, the Peter Farrell Cup started in 2001 as Australia's first student-run entrepreneurship competition.

Brought to you by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), it is our Business School’s annual student entrepreneur challenge. The competition is one of the most important entrepreneurial activities at UNSW and it is open to students from all faculties.

With the support of industry mentors and judges, this is a unique opportunity to develop the real-life entrepreneurial skills you’ll need to bring an innovation to market, with the support of industry mentors. If you win the final pitching round, you will walk away with a $15,000 cash prize – a potential kick-start for your future business.

The Competition

Over three months, teams develop their business ideas through workshops and with the support of industry mentors and judges from Sydney’s innovation and entrepreneurship community.

The Finals

Join us for Peter Farrell Cup history at the largest PFC finals to date! At the event, you will have the opportunity to listen to 10 standout pitches, enjoy loads of give-aways, catering and photo opportunities, while networking with members of Sydney's innovation and start-up community.
Details for the Finals are as follows:

When: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: The Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney CBD

The Prizes

There is over $30,000 AUD of prize money to be won in the Peter Farrell Cup.


First prize


Second prize


Third prize


Plus prizes

Best technology | Greatest social impact | The people's choice award

In order to be awarded any prize, at least one member of the competing team, excluding the team’s advisor, must be present at the finals night. No exception will be made.