05 February 2020
The Piano was humming with exciting new ideas on Tuesday night, with the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship’s (UCE) biggest ever Showcase pulling a crowd of over 300 people into central Christchurch to hear from the top 11 ventures from this year’s UCE Summer Startup Programme.
31 January 2020
Twenty students recently returned from an enlightening trip to China as part of the MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture course, marking its 10th anniversary.
31 January 2020
After ten busy weeks in the UCE Summer Startup Programme, 24 students pitched their ideas to a panel of local experts, who selected the top ventures, who will pitch at the Summer Startup Showcase.
31 January 2020
Professor of Accounting, Markus Milne, was a recent guest on the podcast series 'Podcast or Perish' where he discussed his work looking at corporate social and environmental reporting.
29 January 2020
Budding University of Canterbury (UC) student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas live on stage during a Dragons’ Den-style competition at The Piano next week.
27 January 2020
Every year, we are lucky to have many successful entrepreneurs generously give their time and expertise to mentor our UCE Summer Startup Programme students. This year, we have had an amazing line-up of resident entrepreneurs - Geoff Brash, Glenn Renwick, and Richard Doyle. We spoke to Geoff and Richard about their entrepreneurial backgrounds, and experiences as UCE mentors.
21 January 2020
As we race towards the end of our Summer Startup Programme, we’ve asked students from three ventures to share what they’ve been up to, some of their experiences so far, and their thoughts on the programme!
10 January 2020
Our Summer Startup students have returned refreshed from a three week break and are ready to focus on polishing their pitch for the Summer Startup Showcase. We have been lucky to have a selection of amazing speakers visit over the last couple of weeks, and in this update, we will be sharing their best pieces of advice!
20 December 2019
The University of Canterbury has renewed it’s Partnership Agreement with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) for another year.
16 December 2019
We’re now halfway through this year’s Summer Startup Programme, but the momentum certainly isn’t slowing down! This week featured more guest speakers, mentoring, and progress being made by all of the ventures. With five weeks of the programme gone and five to go, we asked some of our students to share the most important thing they have learnt so far.
10 December 2019
The fourth week of UCE’s Summer Startup Programme was all about storytelling, with many of the ventures starting to consider how to show their ventures off to the world. As always, the week was also full of one-on-one mentoring, including an international skype session with a US-based mentor!
10 December 2019
Associate Professor Alfred Guender from the Department of Economics and Finance and Professor Richard T. Froyen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a new edition of their popular economics book on monetary policy.
02 December 2019
From swimmable rivers, to surveys, to speed mentoring, this week has again been jam-packed for the Summer Startup Programme students.
25 November 2019
The second week of the UCE Summer Startup Programme introduced our students to the more formal aspects of the programme, with daily speaker sessions and one-on-one check-ins with mentors throughout the week.
18 November 2019
UCE’s Summer Startup Programme kicked off for another summer last week. With 26 students from 21 different ventures taking part, the next ten weeks look set to be an action-packed time at UCE.
07 November 2019
The University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (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.
05 November 2019
Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.
01 November 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) student inventors and co-founders of tech startup Vxt, Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner have released their innovative app, another step in commercialising their smart assistant that converts voicemails to text.
16 October 2019
The University of Canterbury’s (UC) new Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme delivers a course that is more relevant to organisations and focuses on emerging technologies, innovations and business needs beyond economic drivers.
11 October 2019
Two Christchurch students from the University of Canterbury have won the MYOB IT Challenge for their innovative and user-friendly receipt management mobile application.
04 October 2019
Students’ big ideas and innovative thinking were celebrated to the tune of $85,000 at Entré’s $85k Challenge awards evening at the University of Canterbury (UC) this week.
23 September 2019
55 students from across New Zealand came together last week to address our ‘Climate Emergency’ at UC Centre for Entrepreneurship's annual Social Enterprise Challenge.
19 September 2019
Christchurch will become the hub for social entrepreneurs over the next three days, with two events taking place to help create tomorrow’s changemakers.
06 September 2019
Ideas to use more detailed customer segments and profiles to improve parking options have taken the top spots this evening after a 48 hour data hackathon held at the airport.
03 September 2019
A University of Canterbury student spent an American summer researching how insurgents in Afghanistan modify their terrorism techniques.
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