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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.
 

Global Immersion Program

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship is currently searching for 3 students to attend a 10-day leadership development and innovation programme in Chengdu, China, 20-29 January 2019.

The Programme is a blend of innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential leadership.

There are site visits, workshops and panel discussions as well as cultural experiences, coaching, and experiential leadership sessions.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 21st October.

For more information and to apply click here>

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>