Our final LIFEHACK Weekend for 2013 went down in Dunedin, and once again we were blown away by the ingenuity and talent on display.
The weekend kicked off at The Hunter Center, located at The University of Otago’s health sciences department. It was perfect environment as we had large open spaces as well as many small breakout rooms – where teams could hide away and work, while also practicing their pitching.
(Note: we made a couple of slight changes to the Dunedin weekend – in that we put a huge emphasis on pitching over the weekend, with some teams pitching to a panel up to 7 times over the weekend. The results, as you’d expect, we’re impressive)
Our audience was a hugely diverse group of people. From first year students to PHD students, from hackers to hustlers, and of course, the young and the *Cough* old…
We kicked things off typical LIFEHACK style… with everyone spending the majority of Friday night getting to know each other, before moving on to the problem boards and our dreaming/scheming part of the weekend.
We had 6 teams complete the weekend, with three teams moving forward into the next round of LIFEHACK.
You’re now probably wondering who the winning teams from Dunedin are, yes? They are…
1) Trash It
2) Glob Nation
To end the night, we were lucky enough to have Professor Harlene Hayne, the Vice Chancellor of the Otago Uni deliver some closing remarks.
Before closing, I’d like to thank a whole heap of people and businesses for making this happen – you support has been much appreciated!
- Eve Hermansson-Webb – Clinical Psychology Student, OU
- Sara Boucher – 1st year PhD student, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, OU
- Jessica Leov – Masters Student, OU
- Helena McAnally – Preventive and Social Medicine and the Department of Psychology, OU
- Ian Taylor – CEO, Animation Research LTD
- Fabienne Lecomte – Masters of Entrepreneurship Student, OU
- John Enlow – IT Manager, AD Instruments
- Reuben Skipper – Business Coach, Upstart Dunedin
- Christine Jasoni – Head of Neuroscience, OU
- Linc Gasking – Serial Entrepreneur
- Harlene Hayne – Vice Chancellor OU
- Docs Coffee
- Velvet Burger
Until next time.