Venture Up on the Road! (26 July – 12 August)

We’re very excited to announce that Venture Up will be running again in 2017!

To celebrate, the Venture Up team are taking a taster of the programme to 11 different locations around New Zealand between July 26 and August 12. They’ll be running half day immersive workshops in each location, for students (16-21 years), highlighting the latest tools being used to build successful businesses. The goal is to motivate, ignite and inspire more bright ideas and youth entrepreneurship in students across the country.

The team will be travelling from Auckland, WellingtonDunedin & Christchurch, all the way to Whangarei, Tauranga, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, & Invercargill. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, get them to register on the events page or check out Venture Up’s Facebook page for more information.

What you can expect from Venture Up On The Road:

  • Connect with other like-minded young entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers
  • Get a glimpse of the latest tools being used to build successful businesses
  • Challenge your existing ideas and push your potential as an innovator and leader
  • Hear more about the Venture Up experience from those who have been there – VU alumni will be at every workshop

Workshops run from 10am-2.30pm with a FREE LUNCH to keep your energy up (you’re going to need it!)

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Venture Up Reunion

In the past few months, the Venture Up team have been busy wrapping up the Venture Up 2016 programme as well as reconnecting with teams as part of the on-going engagement post programme. It proved tricky with alumni scattered all over New Zealand and some living internationally as well as being busy with their uni and work lives, but it’s always great to have a quick Skype or phone call to check in with the participants of the 2015/16 cohort.

With that, all participants from the 2015/16 Venture Up programme as well as the mentors, contributors and interested parties were invited to reconnect and share stories at Creative HQ in Wellington last week at our Venture Up Reunion! The reunion provided a platform for us to hear from familiar faces and get updates from alumni themselves on where life has taken them in the past few months and what path they have chosen as a result of going through the programme. Needless to say, there were many great stories told! Thank you to all mentors who made time to come out and also to those who travelled from near and far (the top of the North Island, down to the very bottom of the South Island) to make it along and share the evening with us!

Keep up to date on the Venture Up Blog.

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