Emily Sullivan

Entrepreneurship and Marketing Manager

Responsible for developing, co-ordinating and delivering a range of programmes and initiatives that help to foster an innovative, entrepreneurial culture across every faculty at Victoria.



This includes ideation events, most notably the Climathon (www.climathon.nz), which support the development of new business ideas.  As they grow into startups, they can be supported via our pre-accelerator programme – the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp (www.vicbootcamp.co.nz), and can find funding through initiatives such as Momentum, (www.returnonscience.co.nz/momentum-programme). All of these fall under the banner of the Entrepreneurship Collective (www.vuwec.co.nz) a new umbrella initiative that puts all of the entrepreneurship activity from across the university into one easy to find location.


No stranger to the University, Emily has studied at Victoria (she holds a BSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology, and a BCA in Management) and helped Victoria’s academics to apply for funding during her role as Research Funding Advisor for the Research Office.


Prior to that, she was the Centre Manager for The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, managing the operational aspects of running the Centre, which included marketing, communications and finance. Emily has also worked for Industrial Research Ltd (now known as Callaghan Innovation) as a Science Support Co-ordinator, as a Patent Examiner for the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, and in production planning.