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Velocity goes to the USA

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Four enthusiastic and talented Velocity students, James Rankin, Matt Bastion, Rivindu Weerasekera and Ileshaa Makan headed to the USA in September. Their trip included meeting US based Velocity alumni and visiting inspirational Silicon Valley start-ups like Uber, Google and Facebook.

The students visited iconic entrepreneurial universities Stanford and Yale and attended the Business Innovation Factory Summit in Providence, Rhode Island. They were excited to be given the opportunity to forge links with the wider international entrepreneurial ecosystem and gain exposure to leading edge developments in entrepreneurship and innovation.

“Velocity is a student-led programme so we need to nurture and empower our students to be inspiring leaders”, says Judith Marecek, Velocity programme adviser. “This trip was a valuable learning experience for them and one that they can share with other students through their roles with Velocity.”

The students have each created a personal “give back” proposal to share the experiences from their trip. They will be sharing their learnings with the University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Steering Committee, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon. They will also be sharing their experiences with the wider university community through implementing new ideas, running workshops and leveraging their network of new contacts through their work with Velocity.

“The University of Auckland is strongly committed to building new relationships and strengthening our links with the global entrepreneurial ecosystem” says Wendy Kerr director of the University’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “Exposing our students to iconic innovators and inspiring educators in the global entrepreneurial space enriches their learning experience in ways that are invaluable.”

Velocity is New Zealand’s leading student-led entrepreneurship programme, administered by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Read the blogs of our student travellers:

Matt Bastion – Velocity CEO and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws student

Ileshaa Makan – Velocity Challenges lead and Postgraduate Diploma in BioScience Enterprise student

Rivindu Weerasekera – Velocity COO and Engineering PhD candidate

 

Velocity goes to the USA

Velocity students James Rankin, Matt Bastion, Rivindu Weerasekera and Ileshaa Makan.

Velocity goes to the USA

Velocity students James Rankin, Matt Bastion, Rivindu Weerasekera and Ileshaa Makan.

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Four enthusiastic and talented Velocity students, James Rankin, Matt Bastion, Rivindu Weerasekera and Ileshaa Makan headed to the USA in September. Their trip included meeting US based Velocity alumni and visiting inspirational Silicon Valley start-ups like Uber, Google and Facebook.

The students visited iconic entrepreneurial universities Stanford and Yale and attended the Business Innovation Factory Summit in Providence, Rhode Island. They were excited to be given the opportunity to forge links with the wider international entrepreneurial ecosystem and gain exposure to leading edge developments in entrepreneurship and innovation.

“Velocity is a student-led programme so we need to nurture and empower our students to be inspiring leaders”, says Judith Marecek, Velocity programme adviser. “This trip was a valuable learning experience for them and one that they can share with other students through their roles with Velocity.”

The students have each created a personal “give back” proposal to share the experiences from their trip. They will be sharing their learnings with the University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Steering Committee, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon. They will also be sharing their experiences with the wider university community through implementing new ideas, running workshops and leveraging their network of new contacts through their work with Velocity.

“The University of Auckland is strongly committed to building new relationships and strengthening our links with the global entrepreneurial ecosystem” says Wendy Kerr director of the University’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “Exposing our students to iconic innovators and inspiring educators in the global entrepreneurial space enriches their learning experience in ways that are invaluable.”

Velocity is New Zealand’s leading student-led entrepreneurship programme, administered by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Read the blogs of our student travellers:

Matt Bastion – Velocity CEO and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws student

Ileshaa Makan – Velocity Challenges lead and Postgraduate Diploma in BioScience Enterprise student

Rivindu Weerasekera – Velocity COO and Engineering PhD candidate

 


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