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Take our survey and be in to win

Interested in starting your own business?
A group of researchers at UC  would like to better understand how people’s cognitive styles, mindsets and discovery behaviours affect their entrepreneurial intentions.

UC students from all degrees and study levels are eligible to take part in this research. Interested? Complete an online survey and go into the draw to win a $20 Westfield gift card.

For more information email Dr Qingqing Bi – qingqing.bi@canterbury.ac.nz

Complete the survey here>

 

 

Video – Rob Fyfe: dare to be different

Rob Fyfe

You can now view  Icebreaker chief executive and University of Canterbury alumni and honorary doctorate recipient Rob Fyfe share his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years, his unique approach to change, his successes and failures, and his perspective on risk taking.

This video is from the UC Connect lecture Dare to be Different on Friday 23 September. Watch it now.

One of New Zealand’s most influential business leaders, Rob has had a varied business career over the last 40 years, both in New Zealand and internationally.  Born and raised in Christchurch, Rob left Burnside High School to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force and complete an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury.

You can see more UC Connect videos here.

Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp 28-30 June

This year, for the very first time, the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship will be running a bootcamp over the coming winter break.

The bootcamp is an intense two and a half day event with the sole purpose of helping students develop their entrepreneurial capabilities.

If you would like to:

  • Progress an existing business that you have
  • Receive assistance in getting started with your idea for a business
  • Get help coming up with an idea for a business
  • Or, connect with other like-minded students and work on an existing venture

then the inaugural UCE bootcamp is for you.

Bootcamp

By participating in the bootcamp you will benefit from:

  • Mentoring from experienced Canterbury business people
  • Expert advice from lawyers, accountants and other professional services
  • Excellent speakers
  • Engaging workshops
  • Dedicated support
  • Great food!

The bootcamp will kick off on the afternoon of Tuesday 28 June and run through to the afternoon of Thursday 30 June.

For more information about what’s in store for our participants, head to the bootcamp webpage. We will be updating the programme as we confirm more great speakers and benefits for you, so make sure you check back regularly.

If you are ready to dive in and make real progress with your entrepreneurial journey in just two and a half days, then register now by filling out this online form.