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PLENTY OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN AUGUST

"Feedback is the breakfast of champions."- Ken Blanchard We had a blast at the Groundwell Festival x Techweek 2020 last week and we hope that you managed to attend one or more of the awesome events. A highlight for us was hosting Ange Wallace's Mastermind Class on Client Feedback.  Ange challenged us to ask our clients to share their experience of our business, 'the good, the bad and the otherwise'. She emphasised that giving space for our clients to share all, enables a greater a...

August 5, 2020

Entrepreneurship as a tool for community development

A Presentation to Tauranga City Council Annual Plan as part of the Submission processKia ora tatou katoa Ko Pascale Hyboud Peron tenei I realise I am one of 23 people presenting to you today. And that I am standing between you and lunch :-)  I thank you for your commitment to our city, to the growth of our region and to this consultation process. I come before you to talk about Entrepreneurship, and why “it takes a village to raise a Startup Business” Thank you for the opportunit...

July 20, 2020

PLENTY OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN JULY

"There's a way to do it better - find it."- Thomas A. Edison 2020 has sure been the year that we have all been forced to innovate, finding the better way of doing our day to day life in all areas. Therefore, as always, we are grateful to be a part of a community that eats innovation for breakfast!  That is why we are proud to be partnering again this year with two of our favourite festivals, Techweek and Groundswell Festival of Innovation. They are coming together in our region this ye...

July 5, 2020

PLENTY OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN JUNE

"Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity."- Bruce Lee In the return to 'normal', we hope that you are holding onto the slow and steady pace that lockdown gifted most of us. The Venture Centre team too are doing their best to incorporate lockdown lessons into their new work approach. As things continue to evolve and change throughout our city and nation, we hope to remain and be a steady, present "friend". In this spirit of steadiness, our events will be remaini...

June 4, 2020

DIGITAL HACKS TO RELAUNCH FAST POST LOCKDOWN

Trading and doing business at Level 3 is all about contactless transactions, pre-ordering, social distancing, safety for all supplying and purchasing.It certainly is taking business to next digital level!It is amazing to see so many locals getting creative and leveraging digital to go back to what they love: delighting their customers!Here is some of what is available and how it is being used locally: List your business for vouchers and donations SOS businesshttps://sosbusiness.nz/ Seen locally...

May 15, 2020

PLENTY OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN MAY

"Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat."-  Steve Jobs The time we find ourselves in as a nation and as a community is full of change. What we love about our community is that innovation runs deep it its bones. A big shout out to all of you entrepreneurs and small business owners in our community who are adapting and innovating during this season. You are all legendary! Check out this month's awesome events, all delivered via video-conferenci...

May 11, 2020

5 FREE RESOURCES TO LEARN TO CODE WITH YOUR FAMILY

Coding and programming are two words that describe a great tool to bring ideas to life. Hard to move your young ones off their screens? You can make screen time productive during this rāhui.Here are five resources to get them to skip cartoons and write code. And they’ll be learning heaps of those essential future of work skills without knowing it! Plus you can join in the fun with them and discover a new skill set for yourself! ...

April 3, 2020

PLENTY OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN APRIL

“Gratefulness turns what we have into enough”- Aesop We at Venture Centre believe in the power of gratefulness to shift perspective and nuture the hope within us. What are you grateful for in these unprecedented times? We find ourselves grateful for technology that allows us to continue providing digital and entrepreneurial support to you our community and, we are grateful for you! Check out this month's awesome events, all delivered via video-conferencing. Simply sign up for ...

April 1, 2020

WORK FROM HOME, FROM HOME

Available now, on a first come first served basis, our community and partners have organised a no-cost online meeting/conference app so small businesses, community groups and entrepreneurs can easily work-from-home. This service is provided in New Zealand, by New Zealanders, for New Zealanders. It is hosted and supported here at home, on-shore in Aotearoa. To access the app to get teams, clients, and suppliers connected online, right now, at no cost, to minimise the current drama and disruption ...

March 23, 2020

PLENTY OF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN MARCH

“Well done is better than well said.” - Benjamin Franklin Venture Centre is the place to get inspired and take action from. Hence our collaboration this year with Sustainable Backyards, the month-long collection of events around the Bay of Plenty which aims to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people in the community via informative workshops and activities. Join us at Consuming for Good on March 19th at Basestation to hear from a panel of impact...

March 5, 2020

NEW DECADE BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO DO GOOD BUSINESS TOGETHER

So it begins! A new year, a new decade and a new opportunity for you to make your impact in the world — establish or grow your venture. Already, in this first two weeks, we’ve seen so many of the entrepreneurs and business owners amongst the community here in the Bay of Plenty, and heard from our wider network too – Waikato, Gisborne, Rotorua and Whanganui to name a few. All are diving into 2020 recharged and recommitted to their purpose. There are great plans being put into action whi...

January 17, 2020

YOUNG TALENT DEMONSTRATE SHIFT IN BUSINESS PRIORITIES

“What a line up!” was the reaction heard from the Judges table at the 2019 Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Tauranga Regional Finals last month. The four leading business people came to Basestation coworking space to judge to business pitches from year 12 and 13 students. They left with a new level of faith in young people and their ability to lead. A mix of successful entrepreneurs – business, finance and marketing experts – the four judges volunteered their time to share feedback with stu...

December 16, 2019

YES 2019 REGIONAL WINNERS SAY NO TO PLASTIC

The pitch from Team Bumble at the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) 2019 Finals and Awards night was far from confused or indistinct. Clear, vibrant and full of energy the team from Otumoetai College demonstrated the early success of their plan to rid the world of soft plastic food wrap. Bumble is the YES Regional Winner 2019 and will go on to represent the region at the gala finale on December 4 in Wellington. YES is an in-school programme, currently in schools across the Bay of Plenty. It supports...

December 7, 2019

GET FURTHER FASTER WITH A DIGITAL NAVIGATOR

"The future of business is digital, is yours? I love this catch phrase. Your business exists in an ever-changing technological landscape — but do you know how to leverage it?There are so many opportunities to address using current technologies. Sometimes all it takes to make the most of them is helping people connect the dots … to a new tool or way of working. That’s what attracted me to the PoweringON programme.   What is the PoweringON programme? It provides small business ...

October 31, 2019

POWERINGON SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

Good news for small business owners, operators and entrepreneurs: PoweringON is here to help you thrive with digital solutions and local expertise.The PoweringON programme, designed to equip you with the digital tools and skills you need to grow and future-proof your business is being relaunched this month*. So what is PoweringON offering to improve Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) digital capability this time around? First it provides assistance and advice in helping you, the business owner, op...

October 10, 2019

TAURANGA CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES AT #TGASW19

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September 20, 2019

AND THAT IS A WRAP! #TGASW19

Written by Georgia McConnon...

September 20, 2019

PARTICIPANTS TAKING ACTION BY TAKING ACTION #TGASW19

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September 20, 2019

MAKING MARKS IN THE NZ STARTUP COMMUNITY – TAURANGA STARTUP WEEKEND 2019

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September 20, 2019

THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS TO START! #TGASW19 SDG

Before this weekend, never in my life had I participated in a Startup Weekend. I’d seen the Tauranga one being promoted for a number of years now and every time I saw it I was interested but for every reason under the sun, I’d never shown up to one. Until this year. You know that feeling of nervous excitement you get before starting something new, walking into a room by yourself full of strangers and just praying that someone adopts you as their friend? Well, walking into TGASW very quickly ...

September 13, 2019

CASE STUDY - WIDER HORIZONS - TWO YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH AND LEARNING

A group of Bay of Plenty college students have earned national recognition by developing and selling thousands of dollars worth of educational cards. They say the experience of building a business has been priceless - and a big opportunity could be in their future. The trio from Otumoetai College called Wider Horizons has taken their product, Tau Mohio Number Knowledge, through two years of growth - from inception, to development, to sales and marketing, as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme (o...

November 7, 2018

CONNECTING AND ENGAGING A COMMUNITY TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ADDRESS SOCIAL ISSUES

Choice and Squawk Squad are Social Enterprises that are addressing significant social and environmental issues. Both are founded by Alex, who will be at next week's Social Innovation Opportunity and Tauranga Startup Weekend  Choice is looking to empower the consumer to address some of New Zealand's most significant social issues, you can watch more about it here: Pay with impact - Choice Squawk Squad aims to connect and engage a country in the protection and growth of our native b...

August 24, 2018

SAFE INTERNET DEVICE PROVIDES FIRST STEP TO A SAFE WORLD FOR ALL CHILDREN

Safe Surfer is a Tauranga-based social enterprise established in 2016 by Rory Birkbeck and fellow IT expert Aaron Sinclair. Safe Surfer's "Lifeguard" device can be attached to any modem and blocks websites containing pornography, violence, gambling and other harmful material. Earlier this year they won "Tech Innovator of the Year" at the 2018 NZ Charities Technology Awards. Safe surfer makes the world a better place by providing safe internet to families. The Safe Surfer Charitable Trust creates...

August 16, 2018

ANGEL GROUP LEADS THE WAY TO A NEW APPROACH TO INVESTMENT IN NZ

What does social innovation mean and what is the potential of social innovation to help us tackle pressing social and environmental issues and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What social innovation, trends and social impact are we seeing globally and locally that highlights the potential of social innovation to make positive change here in Tauranga Moana as well as globally? What is the potential for investment and investors in the context of social innovation? These are some o...

August 15, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM BETTER RULES HACK TAURANGA

Venture Centre hosted Better Rules Hack over the weekend of the 28-29 July. The ‘hack’ was a two-day learn-by-doing workshop-style event. It gave people a chance to turn government policy and legislation into reusable code that can be used in multiple apps to reduce the time, cost and complication involved in dealing with government today. It was a Tauranga first and attracted a small but perfectly formed group of people from within and outside our local community. Lawyers, de...

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