Massey STEM postgraduates, Post Doc Fellow and Staff gathered last week for a multi-day workshop to develop entrepreneurial skills and increase research impact, gaining the opportunity to work with leaders from the New Zealand innovation ecosystem.
This programme, led by ecentre and supported by KiwiNet, was aimed at enhancing the capacity to generate ideas, recognize opportunities, and develop the entrepreneurship skills needed to turn research outcomes into enterprise. Teams from across campuses were supported to develop their Business Model Canvas, transform it into a written Pre-Seed Funding Application and Pitch to an Investment Committee.
“It is great to see the enthusiasm of the students, the progress that they made in two days is outstanding and will set them up for evaluating future ideas.” said Mark Cleaver, CEO, Massey Ventures LTD.
The students gained real exposure and insights from a selected panel of business experts and described their experience as invaluable.
“Just to say thank you for two days of great insights and value for all of us”. - Marina Rajic (Postgrad)
“Thank you for coaching us for the past 2 days. I've learned valuable skills that I will definitely use in my future endeavours” - Gian Sueze (Postgrad)
The ecentre wishes to thank you to those who contributed and supported our programme:
Jane Donaldson (The Factory)
Mark Cleaver (Massey Ventures Ltd)
Dr Selwyn Yorke (Consultant).
Ngaio Merrick (KiwiNet)
Jennifer Dahl (ATEED)
Mike Hanna (NZTE)
Anna Lim (Microsoft)
Jackie Young (ecentre)