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.
Continue reading Opportunity for input: Macquarie Park Innovation District and the Macquarie University Incubator
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)?
Continue reading 5 ways to boost student presentations: lessons learnt from a 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?
Continue reading How to win a student pitch contest: lessons from Macquarie’s Startup Pitch competition
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.
Continue reading A brand new ballgame: Students, software and startups
Macquarie’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Competition, funded by a Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority grant, saw students win big prizes for their big ideas.
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Mr Jarryd Daymond from the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University was recently awarded best poster voted by students at the recent poster session held as part of Learning and Teaching Week at Macquarie University.
Continue reading Supporting Student Entrepreneurship
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.
Continue reading “We want Macquarie staff to embrace their inner entrepreneur”