Velocity – the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the amazing successes it has enjoyed since its inception.

Velocity (formerly Spark) was born of a big idea: to transform New Zealand into a growing and prosperous nation by reshaping its economy.

‘Godfather of Velocity,’ Geoff Whitcher, helped drive its creation. “Velocity was a recognition that creating a knowledge-based economy required more than a lift in spending on research and development. It also demanded a new breed of graduate – one who is innovative, entrepreneurial, business-savvy, globally connected and capable of having both an economic and social impact.”