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Posted by Unlimited Potential on 09/11/10
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09/11/2010 - Immediate Release

Unlimited Potential’s Wellington to the World event for ICT innovators will be run on Thursday 18th November, during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The annual technology showcase began in 2008 and provides a stepping stone for technology entrepreneurs and ICT researchers from around the Wellington region to share ideas and mingle with local angel investors.

Unlimited Potential Chairperson, Paul Spence, said through the generous support of Wellington City Council, Grow Wellington and Viclink, this year’s event has grown to accommodate the proliferation of software entrepreneurship that was going on across the region. “We have a cool new venue, some excellent speakers plus a demo zone for young tech companies”, said Mr Spence.

Viclink spokesperson Linda Palmer-Scott said the event provided an opportunity for academics and researchers to engage with entrepreneurs and test their ideas. “Viclink supported this event from day one because we think it’s important to encourage cross-pollination between business and academia”. She said the event has already borne fruit with at least one Victoria University project securing angel funding in 2009.

Web: http://up.org.nz/events/wellington_to_the_world_2010

Contact:

Paul Spence - Unlimited Potential Chairperson - e: paul@up.org.nz   mob:  (027) 4737 314

Linda Palmer-Scott – Viclink Spokeswoman – e: Linda.Palmer-Scott@viclink.co.nz

About Unlimited Potential

Unlimited Potential is a not-for-profit organisation established to facilitate the growth and development of professionals within the Wellington ICT industry. With a membership of over 3,000. Unlimited Potential provides opportunities for individuals involved in ICT from across start-ups, corporates and government to mingle and share ideas in a relaxed social setting.

Web: http://up.org.nz

About Viclink

As Victoria University’s commercialisation company, Viclink provides students and academics with the skills and resources they need to turn their cutting-edge research into potentially global businesses that have social, environmental and economic benefit - not just for the University, but for New Zealand as a whole. At the same time, Viclink provides a responsive gateway for New Zealand industry to easily access the research capability of one of New Zealand’s leading research-driven universities.

Web: http://www.viclink.co.nz/