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Lane Neave LawTech Bootcamp

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) has a new opportunity for students—the Lane Neave LawTech Bootcamp.

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As the digital world continues to evolve, technology plays an increasingly central role in how customers do business and how law firms deliver their services. Technology can make legal advice and services more accessible, quicker, and cheaper. It is now more important than ever for law firms to meet the market through the smart use of technology.

Taking place in Term 3, from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 August, the Bootcamp brings teams of students together from a range of disciplines where they will work to develop tech-based solutions for the legal sector. The weekend will finish with student teams pitching their strategies to a judging panel and the chance to take away a share of the $3,000 prize pool.

This opportunity is open to all current UC students from all levels and areas of study. However, it may be of particular interest to students in law, management, marketing, information systems, computer science, and/or software engineering disciplines.

If you know any students who would be interested in this Bootcamp, please forward this information on or direct them to the UCE website. Applications are now open and are closing at 12pm (noon) on Friday 28 July. Students can apply by completing the online application form.

Additionally, if you are an academic with expertise that may be beneficial to the cause and would like to get involved in this competition, contact Michelle Panzer at michelle.panzer@canterbury.ac.nz ext. 93404

Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Students

Do you know an entrepreneurial student looking to branch out into the startup world?

Applications close soon for the 2016/17 Summer Startup Programme.

If you know of any student who would be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to the Summer Startup web page.

The Summer Startup Programme is a 10 week programme run from November 2016 to February 2017. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to become involved in the start-up world.

We accept students with or without an existing venture into the programme. We also offer a number of scholarships which provide students with $5,000 paid over the duration of the Summer Startup Programme.

By participating in the Summer Startup programme students will benefit from:

  • Mentoring from experienced Canterbury business people
  • Engaging workshops and seminars from our staff and local industry
  • Support to progress your business
  • Dedicated space to work on a venture right here on campus in the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 15 September.

Bootcamp for student entrepreneurs

This year, for the very first time, we will be running a bootcamp over the coming Winter break.

With a continually developing programme, the bootcamp is an intense two and a half day event with the sole purpose of helping students develop their entrepreneurial capabilities.

If you know a student who would like to:

  • Progress an existing business
  • Receive assistance in getting started with a new 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 encourage them to apply for the UCE bootcamp.

By participating in the bootcamp students 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 the Tuesday the 28th of June through to the afternoon of Thursday the 30th of 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.

If you have a student who is ready to dive in and make real progress with their entrepreneurial journey in just two and a half days then direct them to this online form to register.