30 Years of Wellington UniVentures

Published Jun 21, 2022

Established in 1992, Wellington UniVentures, then Victoria Link Ltd (better known as Viclink) was set up to shape research projects coming out of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Over the last 30 years, we have worked with researchers across the University to create impact from their work. We have helped to establish a nationwide internet network in New Zealand, developed a partnership with Booster Financial Services to set up a fund to support early-stage start-ups, and ensured the growth of 14 active spin-out companies. We have had a quite a journey over the last 30 years and wanted to take the time to acknowledge all that has been achieved.  

We celebrated our anniversary in the beautiful Courtenay Creative in Wellington. We spent the evening catching up with our network of investors and the researchers that we work with.

After a turbulent few years due to Covid, this was the first event we have been able to host in some time. It was a fantastic occasion to not only reflect on Wellington UniVentures’ past, but to look ahead to the next 30 years and where we see new opportunities arising.

We’d like to thank all those who were able to attend and for being part of our journey.