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O Week 2.0 at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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12 March 2021

Calling all aspiring change-makers, venture-creators, or those who just want an opportunity to experiment and meet like-minded people. We have something for you!

The Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship exists to unleash the potential of all students at the University of Auckland, no matter what you’re studying, through a wide range of FREE professional and personal development opportunities. 

Make the most of the first week back on campus by finding out everything we have to offer and pick your path to a year of adventure. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. 

Monday 15 March – Friday 19 March

Tour Unleash Space
Unleash Space is the University of Auckland’s vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship hub, with a state-of-the-art maker space. Take a tour of our bookable meeting room and co-working spaces, see our equipment and technology, find out about free training sessions, learn how to access equipment to work on your own creative projects and everything else we have to offer you.

Tours available on the hour at 11am, 12pm and, 1pm. Maximum 20 people per tour. Approximate tour time 10 minutes.

Fun and Games at Unleash Space
Drop by anytime between 10am – 3pm during O Week to have some fun at Unleash Space! There are loads of games to play and t-shirts and other spot prizes to be won. 

Work up an appetite and help yourself to free coffee and muffins at our refreshment station. 

Games include:

  • VR Station – Experience virtual reality with our VR kit
  • Interactive Game Station – Arcade games and a Makey Makey kit
  • Minute to Win It

Wednesday 17 March, 5-8pm

Velocity Kickoff 2.0
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, change-maker, or just want to make the most of your time at uni – this event is for you! Join us at the official start of the 2021 Velocity programme to find out what Velocity has to offer you. Get inspired, meet people like you, and network over free food and drinks.

Unleash Space Expo (5-6pm)
Experience the meeting of creative and entrepreneurial minds at our expo, where we’re turning Unleash Space into a marketplace of creative ideas! Our Unleash Space Expo is a great place to take a peek at Aotearoa’s future. You’ll get to network with fellow problem-solvers, participate in interactive activities, and have a friendly chat with the people behind the startups. The startups are also there to conduct market research, so come along to help shape their development.

Hear from guest speaker: Ang Nayyar – founder of StrutFit (from 6pm)
Ang Nayyar is the CEO and co-founder of StrutFit, a start-up that supplies computer vision and AI size recommendation technology to footwear retailers to help answer the most important question shoppers have when buying online: “will these shoes fit?” Since going through the Velocity programme and graduating, Ang and his co-founder have set up an office in Parnell, have built a team, and have a number of high-profile retail clients. He is adamant that entrepreneurship is for everyone.
Read more about Ang

About Velocity
Velocity is New Zealand’s leading student entrepreneurship development programme, free to all current students and staff at the University of Auckland. Velocity involves a year-long schedule of talks, workshops, events, and competitions with substantial prizes. You can pick and choose which parts of Velocity you want to take part in. 

Velocity Team 2020
Velocity Team 2020

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12 March 2021

Calling all aspiring change-makers, venture-creators, or those who just want an opportunity to experiment and meet like-minded people. We have something for you!

The Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship exists to unleash the potential of all students at the University of Auckland, no matter what you’re studying, through a wide range of FREE professional and personal development opportunities. 

Make the most of the first week back on campus by finding out everything we have to offer and pick your path to a year of adventure. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. 

Monday 15 March – Friday 19 March

Tour Unleash Space
Unleash Space is the University of Auckland’s vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship hub, with a state-of-the-art maker space. Take a tour of our bookable meeting room and co-working spaces, see our equipment and technology, find out about free training sessions, learn how to access equipment to work on your own creative projects and everything else we have to offer you.

Tours available on the hour at 11am, 12pm and, 1pm. Maximum 20 people per tour. Approximate tour time 10 minutes.

Fun and Games at Unleash Space
Drop by anytime between 10am – 3pm during O Week to have some fun at Unleash Space! There are loads of games to play and t-shirts and other spot prizes to be won. 

Work up an appetite and help yourself to free coffee and muffins at our refreshment station. 

Games include:

  • VR Station – Experience virtual reality with our VR kit
  • Interactive Game Station – Arcade games and a Makey Makey kit
  • Minute to Win It

Wednesday 17 March, 5-8pm

Velocity Kickoff 2.0
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, change-maker, or just want to make the most of your time at uni – this event is for you! Join us at the official start of the 2021 Velocity programme to find out what Velocity has to offer you. Get inspired, meet people like you, and network over free food and drinks.

Unleash Space Expo (5-6pm)
Experience the meeting of creative and entrepreneurial minds at our expo, where we’re turning Unleash Space into a marketplace of creative ideas! Our Unleash Space Expo is a great place to take a peek at Aotearoa’s future. You’ll get to network with fellow problem-solvers, participate in interactive activities, and have a friendly chat with the people behind the startups. The startups are also there to conduct market research, so come along to help shape their development.

Hear from guest speaker: Ang Nayyar – founder of StrutFit (from 6pm)
Ang Nayyar is the CEO and co-founder of StrutFit, a start-up that supplies computer vision and AI size recommendation technology to footwear retailers to help answer the most important question shoppers have when buying online: “will these shoes fit?” Since going through the Velocity programme and graduating, Ang and his co-founder have set up an office in Parnell, have built a team, and have a number of high-profile retail clients. He is adamant that entrepreneurship is for everyone.
Read more about Ang

About Velocity
Velocity is New Zealand’s leading student entrepreneurship development programme, free to all current students and staff at the University of Auckland. Velocity involves a year-long schedule of talks, workshops, events, and competitions with substantial prizes. You can pick and choose which parts of Velocity you want to take part in. 


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