Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge

What will Christchurch be like in 2025? Do you have ideas of how to make Christchurch better?

Find solutions to some of Christchurch’s biggest problems with the Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge.

The Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge is a two day event in partnership with the Christchurch City Mission and the YMCA for students to brainstorm and develop future-focused concepts guided by mentors, industry experts, and business experts.

With prizes, a breadth of experience and a challenging way to boost your enterprise skills, this event is for you!

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Know of any inspiring young entrepreneurs?

Have a great idea but need help developing it? Know somebody who has started their business and needs support in the early stages?

The Dream, Believe, Succeed Foundation was established to give business driven youth the opportunity of developing their entrepreneurial spirit and providing a funding start up together with a service and mentoring package to commence their own business or grow their existing business with the goal of becoming a successful business person.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • up to $20,000 cash and the following:
  • An accounting package from Deloitte to the value of $10,000
  • A legal package from Lane Neave to the value of $5,000
  • A branding, graphic design, media and communications package to the value of $15,000
  • A marketing package from Happy Hire valued at $1,500
  • An office space at The Greenhouse
  • An insurance package from Sherpa Insurance valued at $1,500
  • 12 months mentoring and support from the founder of the award, Steve Brooks
  • 12 months mentoring from a successful business person who is involved in your business industry

To support the Foundations vision offers an award, the purpose of which is to assist a motivated, driven young person to become a future business leader.

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UCE Summer Startup students announced

Congratulations to the 2018/19 cohort for the UCE EY Summer Startup Programme:

  • Sima Bagheri

  • Janice Fan

  • Daniel Brown

  • Harshal Panidepu

  • Luke Holroyd

  • William Fulton

  • Lucy Turner

  • Luke Campbell

  • Zhanni Luo

  • Tayla Johns

  • Thomas Maslin

  • Megha Malhotra

  • Christopher Bacon

  • Jack Wood

  • Matt Goodson

  • Jack Andrews

  • Fisi Belle Carrasco

  • Amelia Morgan

  • Chelsea Aitken

  • Christy Kimble

  • Natasha Milton

  • Elizabeth Peters

  • Rory Clifford

  • Ngarie Sadlier

  • Rasshi Raicha

The Summer Startup Programme cohort is supported through $5,000 UC Innovators’ Scholarships.

The ten-week Programme includes engaging workshops and seminars delivered by UCE staff and experts from Christchurch’s local innovation ecosystem. 

At the end of the summer, every participant gives a five-minute presentation. 

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