With student entrepreneurship an emerging strength at Victoria University, Viclink is keen to continue its support of the Victoria University Entrepreneurship Club (VEC) which held its 2014 launch in April.
The VEC provides students with access to entrepreneurial resources – such as mentoring programmes – and acts as a forum for sharing ideas and creating start-up businesses. The Club also facilitates networking opportunities with prominent entrepreneurs, and organises competitions with prize money as the draw-card.
“Last year, Viclink sponsored a $1,000 prize for a competition to find the most entrepreneurial idea,” says Abby Buchanan, Viclink’s Student Entrepreneurship Manager. “It makes sense for us to be involved with the VEC, as we have a common goal in wanting to promote an entrepreneurship culture across the University.” Abby says she is currently working with the VEC to finalise how Viclink can best support their activities in 2014.
Pictured: VEC launch guest speaker Professor Bruce Kingma, economist, academic entrepreneur, and Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.