2017 Velocity Innovation Challenge Winner

A bright future looks assured for FoodSafe PhD candidate Fang Ou as more accolades roll in!


Experts in the New Zealand entrepreneurial ecosystem judged Fang’s FoodSafe-based idea the Science Category winner in the 2017 Velocity Innovation Challenge. An impressive 348 ideas were entered.

The Velocity Innovation Challenge, is run by Velocity, a highly successful entrepreneurial development programme based in the Business School of the University of Auckland. The competition boasts a total prize pool worth $40,000, and is a perfect launch pad for students and staff from all disciplines to hone their ideas for transformation into a real business.

Fang’s prize package was $1000 and access to expert advice from Return on Science committees of leaders successful in the start-up scene.


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