Innovate 2 Business
Innovate 2 Business is an entrepreneurship bootcamp designed to give a good understanding of the basics of building a business case and starting a venture. Free for everyone at the University of Auckland to participate. It is the ideal opportunity to get in good shape for participation in the Velocity $100k Challenge so that you can bring life to your ideas.
7 July – Intro to Innovate 2 Business
11am – 12pm kick off session
- Introduction to the Velocity $100k Challenge
- Overview of the Lean Business Model Canvas, your recipe for starting a successful venture
- Everything you need to know to get the most out of the Innovate 2 Business experience.
12 – 12.30pm alumni panel
Hear from past participants of the Velocity $100k Challenge who have gone on to do amazing things. Hear their reflections and advice on how to ignite your start-up.
July/August – Mentor in Residence sessions
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will provide you with opportunities to be mentored by practicing innovators and entrepreneurs. This is an amazing opportunity to get advice from industry experts. Book a Zoom session for a time slot that suits you.
4 August, 6-7pm – $100k Workshop
Now that you’re ready to enter the $100k Challenge, get some final pro tips. This session will cover:
- Entry template
- YouNoodle guide
- What judges look for
Meet the Facilitators
Dr Jamie Newth is a Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Management and International Business Department at the Business School, University of Auckland. Outside of the university, Jamie is the founder and CEO of Soul Capital, New Zealand’s first impact investment organisation.
For the last three years, Jamie has delivered popular startup accelerator and corporate innovation programmes for the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Jamie is known for weaving practical and personal experience into his facilitation, making content relevant and engaging for course participants regardless of their academic background.
Deb Shepherd is a Senior Lecturer in Management and International Business Department who teaches in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Professional Development. Deb is a regular contributor to the Velocity programme and was part of the founding team for The ICEHOUSE Business Growth Programmes. Her research interests are in the area of family business, SME growth, SME governance, leadership, strategy, internationalisation and social entrepreneurship.