Massey University Student Enterprise (MUSE) is a club for current Massey students interested in innovation and creativity, idea generation, and enterprise development.
Founded at the Auckland campus, home of ecentre, MUSE is growing and launched in Manawatu on Tuesday, 19 March.
The mission of MUSE is to help develop an ecosystem of students, faculty and industry professionals with different skills to explore innovative new ideas and potential business opportunities. Students from across campus are welcome to join.
Speakers and workshops
The Go Innovate! Competition
The Starting Blocks 2-day Workshop
Go Innovate! 2019 Begins
Go Innovate! 2019 is underway at the Massey University campus in Manawatu, with a series of workshops leading up to a finals event on 6 May.
Supported by Massey’s ecentre business incubator, Go Innovate! gives individuals and teams the opportunity to develop an innovative business idea and submit it for entry to the finals event. Finalists pitch their idea to a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders, academics and student leaders.
Prizes are given for 1st and 2nd place finalists, and a people's choice winner is announced. Prizes include seed funding and access to the ecentre's Sprint entrepreneurship and innovation programme.
Go Innovate! provides the following for participants:
Training workshops on idea generation, business modelling, and how to pitch the idea or business
Starting Blocks - a two-day intensive course designed to help current students rapidly define and validate their ideas.
More information is available at https://www.ecentre.org.nz/goinnovate.
Want inspiration? Check out some of the previous winners of Go Innovate!
2017: Social enterprise Gurgl walked away with $22,500 worth of prizes. The Gurgl duo’s business idea is a “baby clothes library” reducing textile waste. Subscribers receive a box of pre-loved baby clothes every month. They then return the clothes their child has outgrown so they can be recycled again.
2016: four students focused on tackling the emerging US rugby market set up The Rugby Post. Their aim: a website platform that connected New Zealand’s rich amateur rugby talent with emerging offshore markets seeking expertise.
2015: Erica Dawson won the judges award and the People’s Choice Award for HeadCoach, a waterproof headset for coaching sailors.
2014: PhD candidate Juergen Kolb created GeneSelect a biotech tool for selecting specific cells in biological research.
2013: Bachelor of Engineering student David Mountain created a dust-free fibre cement cutter that makes cutting sheets of fibre cement less dangerous, dusty and noisy.
2012: Design student Philippa Halton created a novel hole punch after constantly losing her lecture notes. The hole punch is portable and fits inside a ring binder. She was the only one of four finalists to produce a tangible product, rather than a concept for a web-based business or mobile phone app.
This year’s Dragon’s Den-style final is to be held 6 May 2019 at the Manawatu campus.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served, so please RSVP.
(Please note this RSVP is to attend the event and observe from the crowd only.)