Alice Havill joins the Project X-ite team by way of New Zealand. She studied at the University of Auckland, earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree before her ambitions brought her to the states. Now at the University of Denver, Havill is pursing her MBA. She is also involved with Net Impact and the Women in Business organization at the Daniels College of Business.
Alice comes to DU with real-world experience in the engineering field. After her undergraduate studies, she spent 6 years with a renewable energy startup. The fast-paced technology development captivated her. As did the challenges she witnessed in transitioning from proof-of-concept to commercialization. Havill says that her desire to ease that transition is what pushed her to go back to school to obtain her MBA.
When asked how she thought Project X-ITE would benefit DU, Havill said:
Project X-ITE will help introduce DU students to the concept of entrepreneurial collaboration. We are only as strong as the skills we can bring together as a team, so learning how to share your professional capabilities with other professionals and in turn, appreciating the skill base brought by other team members is extremely valuable. Project X-ITE will also open up our pool of fresh and enthusiastic student minds to Denver’s startup and emerging tech industry so they can benefit from our high calibre knowledge pool.
Alice is looking forward to Project X-ITE’s cross-disciplinary socializing activities. In addition, she is excited about networking opportunities that allow students to informally hear from experienced entrepreneurs and possibly find mentors for their own startups.
When she’s not busy helping out with Xperiment or inspiring DU students with her own from-the-trenches entrepreneurial experience, Alice loves being in the mountains. She enjoys trail running, skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Project X-ITE team, contact us for more information