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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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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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TedxChristchurch – Student Zach Preston’s Presentation

Congratulations to Zach Preston, who presented his solution, Sentinel, ‘A simple device to never run out of water again’ at TedxChristchurch earlier this month. 

Zach is an engineering student at the University of Canterbury and a keen teenage innovator.
 
At the age of 18, he founded Sentinel Water: an eco-tech startup that aims to reimagine how tanked water supplies are managed sustainably and effectively.
From pitching technology solutions to Microsoft in Seattle to being awarded Top of New Zealand AL Computer Science, Zach has always been fascinated by how technology can completely change the way people think and live.
 
Having worked across several industries as a freelancer, Zach is deeply passionate about applying imagination and creative problem-solving to Aotearoa’s toughest problems through empathetic design.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
 
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