Kathmandu NZ Social Enterprise Challenge

The Kathmandu NZ Student Social Enterprise Challenge is a nationwide competition where students have 48 hours to come up with a social enterprise to solve a given wellness challenge.

Students from the University of Otago, University of Canterbury, Ara, Victoria University of Wellington, AUT and the University of Auckland competed in a regional challenge, with the winning team from each region earning the right to compete at the National Finals. The topic for the regional challenge was wellbeing.

The National Finals will be held at the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship from 24 – 26 September 2017, with the final presentations taking place on Tuesday 26 September at the Engineering Core, University of Canterbury.

Note from the sponsor

Christchurch is the home of global outdoor brand Kathmandu.

As a city and community, Christchurch is in a place of constant change and innovation as we all work together to rebuild our city.

As an outdoor brand, Kathmandu has been adapting and innovating to design the best outdoor and travel gear for 30 years now. Kathmandu makes gear that gets people outside and around the world. They know that travel and adventure connect people with the environment and their communities. This in turn inspires social and environmental responsibility and contributes to wellbeing for individuals and communities.

Kathmandu has come on board with the NZ Student Social Enterprise Challenge to further inspire innovation for social change. They are excited about the wellbeing focus of the challenge and look forward to the groundbreaking ideas they know students will come up with.