The Velocity Programme
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From the Newsroom
Technology in China inspiration for a New Zealand indigenous birthing app
Te Miringa Parkes is the founder of Ūkaipō, a venture designed to support traditional Māori birthing practices through the adoption of new technologies. Her journey has recently taken her to Hong Kong and Southern China for inspiration in the development of her venture.
Winners of the 2023 Velocity Ideas Challenge revealed
Last week, the 20 winners of the Velocity Ideas Challenge were announced, each taking home a slice of $20,000.
University of Auckland students and staff were invited to submit a 1,000-word entry based on an idea for a start-up which aims to solve an environmental, economic, or social issue, for a chance to win $1,000.
The venture taking New Zealand wool to the moon
A New Zealand wool product developed by Auckland-based filter media company Lanaco has been adopted as part of NASA’s mission to the moon.
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We believe today’s students have the passion and urgency to innovate in ways that will positively impact on their own and future generations.
Established in 2002 by the New Zealand Government, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (NZGCP) invests in early stage Kiwi companies with high-growth potential. They aim to develop and foster a vibrant and self-sustaining New Zealand early-stage ecosystem, primarily through their investment vehicles, the Aspire Fund and Elevate Fund. A number of past Velocity participants and ventures have gone on to be supported by NZGCP.
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