The supporters of the contest are:
Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington www.wgtn.ac.nz
Victoria University of Wellington has hosted the Global Enterprise Experience for 17 years, and sponsors the Victoria University of Wellington Champion Global Team award for the contest. Victoria is the principal university in New Zealand's characterful capital city, Wellington. Lonely Planet described Wellington as the "world's coolest capital city". The university's core mission is the cultivation of creative capital - the capacity of individuals and communities to imagine and express new possibilities through creative activity. This is the genius behind art, music and writing. It is also the curiosity and insight that finds new solutions to complex social and environmental issues. It is the entrepreneurship that establishes new businesses. It is leadership, innovation and inspiration.
University of Otago Business School www.business.otago.ac.nz
The winner of the Otago Business School Champion Individual Award receives NZ$1000 for writing the most impressive one-page peer-leadership reflection. The Otago Business School is one of a select group of 87 business schools worldwide to hold dual EQUIS and US-based AACSB accreditation status. This ensures its qualifications are globally portable and truly recognised around the world.. The School’s undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education strengths lie in research lead teaching across business disciplines including Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality, Information Science, International Business, Management, Marketing and Tourism - all of which contribute to the School’s national and international reputation.
Saved the Day www.hostingnz.co.nz
Cross cultural communications and translating languages is a tough challenge for GeeBiz participants in diverse parts of the world - but it is also tricky for pieces of software written in different programming languages running on different systems. We threw HostingNZ the challenge of collecting up these mismatched, non-communicating programmes into their hosting site and turning them into a perfect enrolment system while keeping the old system going. Thanks to Stu and his team at www.hostingnz.co.nz for digging deep to get it all going when most people would have switched off the lights and gone home. Your professionalism and dedication is greatly appreciated.
Te Kaihau www.windeaters.co.nz
Te Kaihau initiated and manages the Global Enterprise Experience. It is an innovation consultancy helping government agencies, companies, researchers, universities, students and entrepreneurs to make new ideas happen. Te Kaihau has several projects including PeerUp and Export Bridge. PeerUp facilitiates professional networks of intrapreneurs to support their colleagues progress complex projects. Export Bridge is a free service to universities wanting to teach hands-on international business skills without the complexity and cost of traveling to foreign countries. Te Kaihau finds New Zealand export-ready companies who are keen to sell into the students' country. Students are partnered with the companies to act as trade commissioners as part of their international business studies.
Nurbek Duishobaev www.freelancer.com/u/nurba
It takes a truly global team to make the Global Enterprise Experience happen. Our IT team is fortunate to have the wisdom of Nurbek of Kyrgyzstan. IT systems can choose the worst moments to be cantankerous. But, no matter, we simply hand them to Nurbek who calmly solves the issues at warp speed.