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UCE Summer Startup students announced

The UCE Summer Startup Programme is a chance for students to work full time on fast-tracking the development of their ideas into realistic business ventures.

The ten-week Programme includes engaging workshops and seminars delivered by UCE and experts from Christchurch’s local innovation ecosystem. Students are supported through comprehensive mentoring and coaching while exploiting the Lean Business Model methodology to rapidly progress their ventures.

This year’s scholarship recipient’s ideas range from innovative shoe brands made with Coir (Coconut Fibre), to biodegradable hay wrapping alternatives for farmers, to an app for patients suffering from aphasia to overcome social isolation.

Returning scholars include Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner with Vxt, a smart assistant that converts voicemails to text.

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This is the seventh year the programme has run. It offers students the opportunity to push themselves to the next level over the summer semester and apply the knowledge they have to a real world application they are passionate about.

The Summer Startup Programme cohort is supported through $5,000 UC Innovators’ Scholarships. Scholarship recipients include five postgraduates and 23 undergraduates from across all five UC Colleges. Students come from a range of degree programmes including engineering, science, arts, commerce, law, product design, and Māori and indigenous studies.

At the end of the summer, every participant gives a five-minute presentation. The top ten are selected to compete at the Summer Startup Pitch Showcase. The Showcase on Tuesday 4 February is open to the public.

Congratulations to the following 28 students for earning a place in this year’s Programme:

  • Adarsh Raju
  • Ally Callinicos
  • Amanda Board
  • Amelia Morgan
  • Annabel Hurton
  • Anzac Gallate
  • Caitlin Buchanan
  • Caitlin Dow
  • Caitlin Soal
  • Chelsea Aitken
  • Corbyn Greenwood
  • Eleanor Hurton
  • Emma Pickup
  • Helen Mataiti
  • Jack Fraser
  • Jonathan Ring
  • Kaspar Soltero
  • Katie Young
  • Kayla Drummy
  • Kyla Allen-Jennings
  • Lucy Turner
  • Luke Campbell
  • Ngarie Scartozzi
  • Raghav Sood
  • Samuel Corder
  • Sara Al Halwani
  • Stefano Barfucci
  • Stephanie Beattie

 

$5K Summer Startup Scholarship applications open

Want to ditch your boring summer job and get paid $5K to work on your own business this summer?

Check out the UCE Summer Startup Programme – an awesome opportunity to fast-track your business or social enterprise by working on it full-time for 10 weeks over summer. 

You don’t need an up-and-running business, just an idea and drive to make cool stuff happen! 

Come along to an Information Session or contact uce@canterbury.ac.nz to find out more.

Apply now: UCE Summer Startup Programme

Do you have an idea for a business or social enterprise but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in entrepreneurship and startups and want to give it a go? Or, do you have skills or expertise that would benefit a local startup? The UCE Summer Startup Programme could be for you.

Run over 10 weeks from November 2018 to February 2019 the Summer Startup Programme is a  fantastic opportunity for you to become involved in the startup world — either by working on your own idea or a project for a local startup. We have $5,000 scholarships available so you don’t have to worry about that summer job while you work on your venture or project here in the UCE space.

The programme and scholarships are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from all levels and areas of study, you just need to be enrolled in Semester Two, 2018. Applications are open now and close on Friday 15 September, 12.00 noon. Spaces are strictly limited.

Apply now by completing the online application form> 
Find more information about the programme and scholarships on the UCE website>