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Beyond bootcamp: an update

It’s been almost six months since the finish of the last Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp ... so where are the teams now? Are they continuing to carve out careers as entrepreneurs?   Team...

Why it's great to innovate

That’s the message that Viclink’s newest recruit, Emily Grinter, wants to bring to Victoria University’s staff and students in her new role as Entrepreneurship Manager. Emily is responsible for developing,...

Good chemistry

Viclink’s newest hire, Jeremy Jones, is a chemist by trade, but has combined his love of science and business to take on the role of Senior Commercialisation Manager at Viclink.   “I...

Taking a shared approach to student success

Before Emily Grinter had even started her new role as Viclink’s Entrepreneurship Manager, she was already using her networks to secure $80k worth of funding from the Ministry of Youth...

Peak hack hits Wellington!

June and July see maximum numbers of startup weekends and hackathon events happening in Wellington, a number of which are supported directly by Viclink.   Climathon - 18 and 19 June Q: WHAT...

Taking a chance on the world stage

Viclink company iPredict, New Zealand’s first online, real-money prediction market, has stepped onto the world stage by forming a new company – PredictIt – to enter the United States market. ...

New venture makes the cut

Viclink spin-out company Boutiq recently secured $150,000 of pre-seed accelerator funding from KiwiNet, allowing it to bring its unique magnetic nanoparticle technology to market as part of an exciting new medical...

Leading the way to lifting learning

While New Zealand’s education system produces good outcomes for many students, a significant proportion are not achieving: three in 10 students – and five in 10 Māori students – leave...

Boys go to Melbourne

When three Victoria University of Wellington students took part in the Viclink Futures Bootcamp during the summer of 2012/13, they wanted to learn how to build a business around their...

Courting the crowd

Viclink recently conducted its first-ever crowd-funding campaign to secure enough funding to produce and promote a 57-minute, television-friendly version of Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Change, an award-winning documentary...

The Ferrier Research Institute

The Ferrier Research Institute, led by Prof Richard Furneaux (pictured), consists of a team of expert carbohydrate chemists and analysts whose work focuses on the roles of complex carbohydrates in...

The Robinson Research Institute

Led by Professor Bob Buckley (pictured), the Institute carries out world-leading research into high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and applications. With a focus on understanding local and international trends, the...