About Us

Venture Centre is a charitable ecosystem building organisation that is 100% dedicated to entrepreneurial learning and activation.   

Every day we provide the opportunities for individuals to grow. To learn and activate key entrepreneurial skills including how to explore, test, measure, iterate, validate ideas, collaborate and create value with others.

We curate, connect and coordinate a local entrepreneurial ecosystem for the betterment and wellbeing of our community. We are also connected and contribute to national and international entrepreneurial networks. Our work ensures people and resources are connected and working together to develop new approaches, solutions and innovations.

Our Kaupapa

Everyone is welcome! 
No barriers to access. 
We meet you where you are.
Individual and group learning opportunities.
We provide a safe and supported environment. 
We have a strong community focus - people supporting people.  


Our Vision of the Future

Maximising human potential and enabling equality of opportunity via entrepreneurial learning, activation and ecosystem building for a better world.

How will we achieve our vision?

  • Delivering relevant programmes, events and tailored one on one support
  • Co-designing, co-ordinating and contributing to Special Projects which enable activation of local entrepreneurs and deliver greater equality of opportunity
  • Making valuable connections and extending networks with strong contributions from communities
  • Partnering and collaborating with other entrepreneurial, innovation and digital enablement networks

Our Values

INTEGRITY – WHAKAKOTAHI

We commit to strive to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching.

RESPECT – WHAKAUTE

We welcome others and are affirming of their feelings, wishes and rights.

​TEAM PLAY – TAUPARAPARA

We take a team approach to what we do always.

​COURAGE – KAHA

We are able to act on our beliefs in front of change, of challenges, of failure and stand up for what we believe is just and for the common good.

INTENTIONALITY – ATA TAKUNE

We aim to clearly understand what we want, why we want it and how, when, where, we plan on going about achieving goals then doing the work.

COLLABORATION – MAHI TAHI

We embrace the fact new ideas come from anywhere, are open to possibilities, and invest in being mindful of always creating effective collaboration around us.

 

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