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Alumni profile: Jonny Almario

Jonny Almario was studying dance at the University of Auckland, a programme that asks its participants to move their thinking. Pairing his academic knowledge with his extra-curricular experiences with the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has opened up opportunities for a career in creative thinking and problem solving.

Jonny Almario

Taking the health benefits of poi to the world

Dr Kate Riegle-Van West is on a mission to spread the health benefits of playing with poi. The researcher and artist completed the world’s first scientific study of poi and wellbeing as a PhD student, winning awards for her ground-breaking research. With the support of the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kate is now taking her venture SpinPoi to the world.

Unleash Your Stories: Mikayla Stokes

Mikayla Stokes is an Engineering student with a passion for creativity and tinkering. She has developed a programmable light up dress at Unleash Space, making the most of the University of Auckland maker space’s tools and staff knowledge.

light up dress

TED talk: The future of entrepreneurship

The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education. Other contenders for the category included entrepreneurial superstars such as Tel Aviv University, the University of Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney and Malaysia’s Management and Science University.

Wendy TED Talk

University of Auckland named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at international awards

The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education. Other contenders for the category included entrepreneurial superstars such as Tel Aviv University, the University of Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney and Malaysia’s Management and Science University.

Wendy

Professor Rod McNaughton: Global reckoning happening for Business Schools

Business Schools the world over are pivoting in how and who they deliver education to in light of rapidly changing demographics and the needs of Business. This is the ultimate observation of Professor of Entrepreneurship Rod McNaughton who has returned to the University of Auckland after a two month trip during his sabbatical, which included visits to leading business schools in Canada, Scotland and Finland.

New Professor Rod McNaughton

Velocity entrepreneurial mission: Part 2 – Singapore

Each year members of the Velocity student entrepreneurship programme organising committee have the opportunity to travel abroad on an exploration and discovery trip to an international business hub. The experience is funded by the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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