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Approaching Student Business Incubation – A Chinese Perspective

As we ramp up the focus on student business incubation here at Macquarie with the opening of the Incubator we invite you all to a presentation on Fudan’s approach to supporting student entrepreneurship and start-up culture. Macquarie will next week welcome guests from partnering University, Fudan in Shanghai, China.

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Opportunity for input: Macquarie Park Innovation District and the Macquarie University Incubator

Progressing the innovation agenda at Macquarie University, a flurry of recent activity has given shape to two strategic priority projects: the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) led by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Advancement and the Macquarie University Incubator, co-led by Research, Learning and Teaching and Corporate Engagement, following 12 months of broad consultation.

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5 ways to boost student presentations: lessons learnt from a Startup Pitch competition

A couple of days ago I reflected on what it takes to win a student Startup Pitch competition. I decided to follow-up with 5 practical ideas on what we as educators can learn from such an event: how can we make in-class student presentations more ‘pitch-like’ (i.e. passionate and engaged)?

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How to win a student pitch contest: lessons from Macquarie’s Startup Pitch competition

10K up for grabs and 7 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs competing for judges’ attention. Not a scene from Shark Tank, but the Macquarie Startup Pitch Competition. What were the factors that gave the winning team the edge?

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A brand new ballgame: Students, software and startups

This summer, four software technology and engineering students completed internships at an ambitious Sydney startup, moneyball.com.au. The students developed vital professional skills in an environment that is impossible to replicate outside industry, while representing Macquarie’s programs and technologies to a new audience – and two were subsequently offered roles at the company.

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“We want Macquarie staff to embrace their inner entrepreneur”

It’s an exciting time to be a Macquarie student, say Joseph Park and Divij Mehra from the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES). They have just launched a new entrepreneurial space on campus called The Garage. But that’s just the beginning, and they want Macquarie staff along for the ride.

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