WHAT WE ARE
A charitable organisation dedicated to entrepreneurship support. We build the capability, capacity and digital enablement of entrepreneurs in our region.
A network of mutual-aid dedicated to increasing wellbeing through entrepreneurship.
A community, helping entrepreneurs quickly find the skillsets, toolsets, networks and resources they need to grow purposeful, ethical ventures on-purpose, from idea stage.
An ecosystem builder curating, connecting, and co-ordinating people on enterprising journeys with each other and whomever and whatever they need to succeed.
HOW WE WORK
We take an all-of-system approach...
everyone is welcome!
We facilitate access to and participation in the ecosystem...
We curate pathways so you progress, regardless of age or stage...
ready when and wherever you are!
We support you from idea to launch...
we focus on you, realising your potential!
We help you define and develop your ideas...
we believe you can do it!
To increase entrepreneurship and by doing so, equality of economic opportunity.
How we achieve this
- By curating and coordinating programmes and events designed to nurture talent, share experience, expertise, and grow capability and capacity.
- By providing clear pathways and network connections to enable progress
- By creating the infrastructure necessary to enable connections and participation
- By developing systems to manage resources to support progress
- By working collaboratively with partners locally and beyond to advance our shared purpose
- By supporting the development of other emerging hubs
Fun – Pārekareka
We improve our collective work, build trusting relationships and increase our motivation and impact, productivity and satisfaction when we have fun together, which includes taking time to celebrate wins and laugh together as we learn
Reciprocity – Tauutuutu
The intention of Venture Centre is to provide all participants with the opportunity to contribute, and benefit from the experience and acquired expertise of participants via value exchanges agreed with Venture Centre, and/or between participants themselves with acknowledgement of Venture Centre’s role in creating connections and advancing opportunity
Productive relationships – Haukamo honomga/Taunekeneke
Venture Centre maintains relationships that ensure participants are productively involved in its decision making including; policy, process and practice and associated activities including; capability, investment, storytelling and marketplace development
Partnership – Waka Hourua
Requires all participants in collective action; behave reasonably, honourably and in good faith so to make informed decisions on matters affecting the interests of all participants
Potential – Pito Mata
Recognises that decision making activities will impact on the future direction, development and progress of Venture Centre culturally, socially and economically
Protection – Tiakitanga
Requires that Venture Centre takes positive steps to ensure that interests, knowledge and experience of all participants are integrated in its decision making and activities
Participation – Whai wāhi
Informs the development of Venture Centre’s strategy, policies and processes all of which enable the effective, inclusive, equitable engagement and input of participants in Venture Centre