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Applications open – Momentum Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Is your work going to change the world? Have you been working on an innovative idea while studying? Maybe you’ve just launched your disruptive startup?

The Momentum Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognises you for making ‘significant progress developing an idea that can change the world.’ The award provides you with a national platform to spread the word about what you are up to. It will expose you and your idea to leaders in the New Zealand commercialisation and entrepreneurship scene as well as a large pool of potential investors and funders.

You do not need a business to qualify for the award – any significant contributions to innovation and commercialisation will be considered. Anyone who has been a student in the past 12 months is eligible.

Entries close on Wednesday 19 June.

If you are applying for the award then feel free to get in contact with the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship. We would love to help anyone with their application!

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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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.