UCE Student Incubator: The Hatchery
The UCE Student Incubator, “UCE Hatchery”, is to help students progress their business venture. Students participate in workshops, network and build relationships, pitch their venture at events and develop their idea or venture into a feasible and scalable business or social enterprise.
Students spend 12 hours working on progressing their idea or existing venture. Activities could include:
- Engaging in educational entrepreneurship sessions
- Receiving advice from UCE staff and external business mentors
- Participating in pitch battles
- Undertaking market validation
Hours involved in the activity
12 hours minimum. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. For this activity you can claim a maximum of three learning and development outcomes.
Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute
By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.
- B1 - Communication - UCE Summer Startup students deliver presentations, write reports, and engage with the UCE Community.
- B2 - Initiative and enterprise - UCE Summer Startup students will develop and grow their own venture and ideas, or form teams to progress an existing idea by engaging with the UCE and external community.
- B3 - Leadership - UCE Summer Startup students take ownership and lead conversations with people in the community, relevant industry leaders and mentors about their idea or venture.
- B4 - Learning - UCE Summer Startup students attend mentoring, feedback sessions and events and seminars around Christchurch extending their knowledge and experience of entrepreneurship.
- C1 - Comunication - UCE Hatchery students develop professional and effective communication skills when working closely with their team and the UCE Community.
- C2 - Initiative & enterprise - UCE Hatchery students will develop and grow their own venture and ideas, or form teams to progress an existing idea.
- C3 - Leadership - UCE Hatchery students progress their idea by leading co-founders or team members into engagments with the community and mentors. Team members seek opportunities to be leaders within the team.
- C4 - Learning - UCE Hatchery students apply learning from educational entrepreneurial sessions, mentors, and feedback sessions to find solutions and develop new ways of expanding their idea or venture.
- C5 - Planning and organisation - UCE Hatchery students will gain experience planning and organising how they will pursue and develop venture ideas. This will include prioritisation.
- C6 - Problem solving - UCE Hatchery students will learn to develop a venture idea to solve real problems.
- C7 - Self-Management - UCE Hatchery students will organise themselves and be efficient with their time to balance their studies, the venture they are involved with and other commitments.
- C8 - Teamwork - UCE Hatchery students will learn to work as a team and share experiences and learnings with the group.
- C9 - Technology - UCE Hatchery students will learn to use a range of technologies in progressing the venture they are working on.
- D2 - Initiative & enterprise - UCE Hatchery students look overseas for potential suppliers and customers.
- D4 - Learning - UCE Hatchery students learn from overseas examples to apply or adapt the idea they are working on.
- D6 - Problem solving - UCE Hatchery students can look overseas to see what problems and what potential solutions have already been developed to apply or improve the idea they are working on.
- D9 - Technology - UCE Hatchery students will research international technologies to maximise efficiency and cost effectiveness while developing the idea they are working on.
|Co-curricular Record (CCR)||
UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)
|Bicultural Competence & Confidence||Community Engagement||Employability Innovation & Enterprise||Global Awareness|
|Work Readiness Skills (WRS)||Communication||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|Initiative and enterprise||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UC affiliated
- Not an academic prerequisite
- Not for academic credit
Are you interested in participating in this activity?