THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND’S
CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Polo Umali’s hunger for entrepreneurship was sparked at school and his appetite for learning and growing his entrepreneurial skills and mindset is still ravenous. To feed his ambition and curiosity Polo researched what the University of Auckland could offer during his time studying for a conjoint degree in design and business. He soon came across the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and saw the Summer Lab programme as the perfect opportunity to help fuel his desire to pursue his entrepreneurial passion. Polo’s journey may only be in its early stages, but as he juggles his first year of university and managing his own business, he is adamant that entrepreneurship will be part of his future.
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
CIE’s work has been lauded by international organisations including the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centres, the International Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Read the links below for more information.