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Velocity

Velocity is the University of Auckland’s flagship entrepreneurship development programme. Velocity is run by a student committee, supported by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and funded through sponsorship.  Visit the Velocity website

Velocity

Velocity is the University of Auckland’s flagship entrepreneurship development programme. Velocity is run by a student committee, supported by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and funded through sponsorship.  Visit the Velocity website


About Velocity

Velocity videoVelocity is about giving momentum to great ideas, to surge ahead and innovate the future. Past Velocity participants have gone on to create world-changing ventures. Over the past 17 years, Velocity participants have ignited more than 130 ventures, attracted over $288million in investment and have created more than 800 jobs with products and services in over 35 countries.

Dealing with ambiguity, working in teams, creative problem-solving, global views and confidence are the foundation of an entrepreneurial mindset. We also believe they are capabilities needed to thrive in this new world of work, whether a person decides to work in a large global corporate or an emerging start-up. Our goal is to enhance skills which we know will future-proof careers and enable people to better navigate their way in an increasingly complex and changing world.

Join Velocity to build a venture idea, your career potential and your networks!

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About Velocity

Velocity videoVelocity is about giving momentum to great ideas, to surge ahead and innovate the future. Past Velocity participants have gone on to create world-changing ventures. Over the past 16 years, Velocity participants have ignited more than 120 ventures, attracted over $258million in investment and have created more than 700 jobs with products and services in over 35 countries.

Dealing with ambiguity, working in teams, creative problem-solving, global views and confidence are the foundation of an entrepreneurial mindset. We also believe they are capabilities needed to thrive in this new world of work, whether a person decides to work in a large global corporate or an emerging start-up. Our goal is to enhance skills which we know will future-proof careers and enable people to better navigate their way in an increasingly complex and changing world. 

Join Velocity to build a venture idea, your career potential and your networks!

 

 

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How Velocity works

Velocity involves a year-long schedule of talks, workshops, events and challenges. You can pick and choose which parts of Velocity you want to take part in.

Innovation Challenge
Brainstorm your way into receiving part of a $40,000 prize pool!

The Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for you to practice articulating yourself and winning people over with your idea. Have you got an idea that could change the world? Or see a problem that needs solving?

Write 1,000 words on your idea and submit it for the chance of a $1,000 prize.  A panel of industry experts will read the submissions and select the winners.

Velocity Innovation Challenge takes place in May. Find out more

Velocity $100k Challenge
Develop an idea for a venture, form a team, build a business case and pitch for an opportunity to get the resources to help you bring your idea to life, including part of a prize package valued at over $100,000!

You might have spotted an unrealised market opportunity. You may have identified a problem to solve: a social issue or an environmental problem. Or you have an idea based on your university research. Create an entry to show how your idea could become a venture. Judges will then decide the ideas displaying the potential to fly. Those entrants who make it through to the shortlist will win a place in the Velocity Launch Pad Programme. Here you will receive mentoring from industry-leaders and a place in workshops to learn how to translate your idea into reality. The finalists additionally compete for the $100k Velocity Grand Final for seed-capital and support in growing their venture!

You might have an idea but no team mates. Or you might be wanting to give entrepreneurship a go but don’t have an idea. Get involved early-on in Velocity and the team will help you find a way forward. Everyone is welcome! Velocity teams only require one member to be a current student or staff member of the University of Auckland.

The $100k Challenge takes place between August and October. Find out more

Innovation Seminars
Be inspired by this generations innovation pioneers! Innovation Seminars are a series of talks curated by the Velocity committee where entrepreneurs are invited on campus to share their stories and inspire you to dream big.

Innovation Seminars take place between March and September. All welcome! Find out more

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