Chiasma Celebrates Launch Event In Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand—20th April, 2017—Chiasma Launch 2017 turned out to be a great night for the STEM community in and around the University of Auckland. On the 23rd of March, 2017, an attendance of over 190 students and industry professionals kicked off Chiasma's 2017.

"We exist to increase the prosperity of New Zealand’s knowledge economy, by fostering innovation, and being the connection between students, industry and government," said Imche Fourie, Chiasma Auckland's CEO, summing up what Chiasma does. "It was great to see connections form, seeing people exchange ideas and contact details to work on ideas. And I have to acknowledge my amazing team for putting together this so effortlessly." 

Students had the chance to take in what was in store for Chiasma's 2017 Programmes. "I thought the launch was informative. as I'm new to the University of Auckland," said Megh Mayur, a student who attended. "It's great to see what the local community is like. I'm also really interested in this year's Chiasma Connect Mentorship Programme." 

It was also great to see students relating to the speakers, to see where they could head in the future. "Colin Dawson was really relatable, as I have personally had many jobs and varied experience." said Francios Olivier, another student attendee.

For more information on this year's Chiasma Auckland Programmes, visit:

Chiasma is New Zealand's premiere student-led organisation that fosters connections between science and business, connecting university students to high-tech industries. Started in 2004 by three PhD students at the University of Auckland to contribute to the growth of a knowledge-based economy, Chiasma now has over 3500 student and industry members, and spans three centres in Auckland, Wellington, and Dunedin.

Regional Contact: 
Imche Fourie
Chiasma Auckland CEO

Press Contact:
Axton Pitt
Chiasma National Public Relations