Business incubators and entrepreneurship

Be part of bringing great business ideas to life and consider contributing your skills to help a student get started in the business world.

Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Each summer, Viclink—the University’s commercialisation office—runs a pre-accelerator programme for enterprising students. The Bootcamp grows both new businesses and new entrepreneurs, who learn essential skills while working on their own startups.

Viclink is always looking for passionate members of the business community to partner with them on the Bootcamp—this includes corporate sponsors, business mentors, experts who can present workshops, and entrepreneurs who can tell their inspirational stories.

To find out more, visit the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp website.

Momentum programme

Momentum is a national programme made up of student-led Investment Committees with a focus on providing advice, support, and funding for start-up ventures. The committees work to develop knowledge through engaging with investors and others working with startups. Although led by students, the committees invite members of the business community to be involved in their work.

The Atom—innovation space

Students have the opportunity to use The Atom—a space at Wellington School of Business and Government where they can connect with industry and each other to share and develop ideas and build business skills and knowledge.

The Atom invites business people to come in and support our students. This could take the form of:

  • fireside chats
  • mentoring
  • drop-in sessions
  • workshops
  • sponsorship.

If you’d like to connect with students in The Atom, contact Professor Stephen Cummings, Director of Entrepreneurship Programmes at Wellington School of Business and Government. The Atom is located in Rutherford House at 23 Lambton Quay.

Get in touch

Talk to us about any of the programmes listed above, or other ways you can support an entrepreneurial student.