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23 April 2021

Chief Student Entrepreneur, Rachel Huang

This article was originally published on UQ Ventures.

The University of Queensland’s new Chief Student Entrepreneur advocates for more sustainable startups by leading through example.

Chief Student Entrepreneur, Rachel Huang Chemical engineering/science student and ex-professional tennis player, Rachel Huang, co-founded Powersphere in 2019 when she went through UQ’s startup accelerator program, Ventures ilab Accelerator.

Powersphere is an omnidirectional wind turbine for high-rise buildings capable of capturing wind from all directions. It is an upgrade from conventional turbines available on the market as it is more efficient, portable, and cost-effective for urban applications.

Ms Huang said that she loves to transform theoretical concepts and ideas into tangible solutions that can help society to thrive and looks forward to inspiring UQ students to do the same in her new role.

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