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UC alumna Brianne West and Ethique win Exporter of the Year award

Kiwi brand Ethique has won  Exporter of the Year to the USA (medium business) at the recent 2019 AmCham-DHL Success & Innovation Awards.

Ethique, founded by UC Science alumna Brianne West, is an award-winning international beauty brand. They create environment-friendly shampoo and conditioner bars and have been saving millions of plastic bottles from heading to landfill.

The awards are run by the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand and celebrate success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.

Ethique is also a finalist at the upcoming 2019 Westpac Champion Business Awards. 

Brianne West, founder of Ethique

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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