Kathmandu NZ Student Social Enterprise – National Finals
The Kathmandu NZ Student Social Enterprise Challenge is a nationwide competition where students have 48 hours to come up with a social enterprise to solve a given wellness challenge.
Students from the University of Otago, University of Canterbury, Ara, Victoria University of Wellington, AUT and the University of Auckland competed in a regional challenge, with the winning team from each region earning the right to compete at the National Finals. The topic for the regional challenge was wellbeing.
The National Finals will be held at the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship from 24 – 26 September 2017, with the final presentations taking place on Tuesday 26 September at the Engineering Core, University of Canterbury.
Register to attend the final presentations here. Doors open at 5:00pm, 26 September at the Engineering Core.
A note from Kathmandu
Christchurch is the home of global outdoor brand Kathmandu.
As a city and community, Christchurch is in a place of constant change and innovation as we all work together to rebuild our city.
As an outdoor brand, Kathmandu has been adapting and innovating to design the best outdoor and travel gear for 30 years now. Kathmandu makes gear that gets people outside and around the world. They know that travel and adventure connect people with the environment and their communities. This in turn inspires social and environmental responsibility and contributes to wellbeing for individuals and communities.
Kathmandu has come on board with the NZ Student Social Enterprise Challenge to further inspire innovation for social change. They are excited about the wellbeing focus of the challenge and look forward to the ground breaking ideas they know students will come up with.
Meet the Finalists
University of Auckland
Dianca Dominique Mitchell, Dylan Dong, Giselle Soosay Nathan Christie Marie, Huiyin (Jane) Luo
University of Canterbury
Brittany Stewart, James Kay, Tim Mills
University of Otago
Breen Cowie, Ben Black, Eliza Chen-Stuart, Kimberly Wong
Victoria University of Wellington
Adiraj Gupta, Kerry McNulty, Terish Teh, Viljami Tervo
Stephanie Keller-Busque – Bounce by Red Cross
Emily Arps – All Right?
Islay Rackham – Kilmarnock Enterprises
Sean Barnes – Akina
Michael Durie – Durie Hill & Associates