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Be In The Room

Being a Year 13 at Otumoetai College is where ordinary starts and ends for Rachel. Despite being in a time in life where the path is laid out painstakingly clear, Rachel is choosing to take every opportunity that comes her way, even if it means being the youngest in the room....

June 14, 2021

The future of business is digital, is yours?

Even the tech-savviest of us find ourselves in the beginner stages when learning a new digital tool. Whether it's starting out or becoming familiar with the latest app or upgrade, you're allowed to want digital tools to make life easier (not more stressful). ...

June 1, 2021

The Art of Leveraging Digital Tools

A master of many tools, Alicia has maximised her Instagram as the platform to sell her bold and beautiful paintings. Although this could easily be a successful full time job, two months ago Alicia launched Aura Digital to help other creatives and small businesses also achieve their goals and create income with what they do. ...

May 19, 2021

Looking for your next step? Startup Weekend Tauranga is here!

Shaking up the mundane is as easy as signing up for this year’s Startup Weekend Tauranga. Take a risk, take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey and participate in this awesome weekend of learning and innovation.  ...

April 27, 2021

Finding a place to grow roots

For over 10 years, Nila has been a freelancer by trade. This career has given her the opportunity to model, event manage for music festivals, social media manage and more recently, pursue graphic design, all whilst travelling the world. ...

April 14, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for April

Whether you are just starting out and have questions about your business (Office Hours) or always wanted to create your dream job (Entrepreneurs Everywhere) we have something in this month's lineup to help you make your way. MADVentures - events for youth_____________________________________________Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)| Be a mentorKeen to support a secondary school team running a business this year? Register your interest herePoweringON - events for bu...

April 6, 2021

Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together

Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre, has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”...

March 25, 2021

Your new favourite tool

One of Venture Centre’s favourite tools to recommend to the entrepreneurs in our community is the Lean Canvas. No matter if you’re in full flight with a business idea or cautiously contemplating its potential, the Lean Canvas can help get your business plan on one page, increasing your chance of success....

March 23, 2021

2021, the year Tauranga’s Long-term Plan can become future-focused and community-led

As an entrepreneurial community we are pre-disposed to finding problems that spark our curiosity and get us doing everything we can do to find new ways to make things better for everyone. It’s the way we’re wired.However, as entrepreneurs, our voices have seldom been heard, and our entrepreneurial needs — so that we can bring a diversity of alternate ways of solving problems to light — have been under-represented and mis-understood....

March 18, 2021

The Power of Curiosity

Our entrepreneur in the spotlight this month is Yohann Irani. Mechanical engineer (by day) and entrepreneur (always), Yohann shares about the power of curiosity in any entrepreneur’s journey....

March 16, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for March

It’s March already! And no doubt that your to do list is continuing to grow arms and legs. We’re here to help! Are you just starting out, with lots of questions on how to protect your new brand? Come and chat with an expert from James & Wells. You’ve built your website? Help it be found with some SEO skills.  Ready to start talking about your idea and meet others on the same journey in our community? Come along to our next Entrepreneurs Everywhere me...

March 3, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for February

It's 2021 and we are ready!Ready to continue to help you, our community, grow their inner entrepreneur. We have hit the ground running with a fantastic range of events for your February.Stay up to date with 2021 events through our monthly listing (you can update your preferences or unsubscribe at the bottom anytime).Feel free to connect (or reconnect) anytime, particularly if there are other areas of support you would like to see that are not currently available to entrepreneurs looking to ...

February 14, 2021

It Takes A Village

Starting your own venture is no small feat. The starting goal might be to create and sustain a business but the real work becomes your evolution into an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur you need to develop and increase a range of soft and hard skills that will help you grow your venture. The great news is these skills can also be applied in different job roles, projects and sectors. One of the key soft skills is teamwork. Gone are the days of the lone wolf. Just as it takes a village to raise a ...

December 22, 2020

YES Regional Winners inspired by love

Each year, 4000 Kiwi students around the country form teams to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). Given the opportunity to create and run a business throughout the year, teams complete a series of challenges including validation, promotion, sales and their pitch. This year’s YES Regional Winner, Akau (Anmoldeep, Bella, Amber and Nicole from Aquinas College) created a body moisturising tube, inspired by love for their Mums. “We wanted to give back to our wonderful mum...

December 4, 2020

Entrepreneurship in Regional New Zealand - GEW 2020

4 entrepreneurs, 4 trajectories a common theme: it's a journey! Find out who they are and gain insights into their diverse journey and experience...

December 2, 2020

More support needed for social enterprise to thrive nationwide

Nicola Patrick believes that entrepreneurs in provincial New Zealand are different from their city counterparts, even varying from region to region. To her, this led to a significant gap in economic development. Without resources at the community level, entrepreneurs in these areas are left unsupported – especially when they don’t know where to start. To help address this capability gap, especially in social enterprise, she founded Thrive, an organisation providing services to help ideas tak...

November 24, 2020

Startup Watch: essence

When a customer or client comes to me, they are unsure how to articulate, specifically with words, what they do, how they do it, and the problems they solve. I sit down alongside them and not only give them the words of ‘this is what you do’ but try to articulate their core or the essence of who they are as a brand. So, if you were to meet their brand in person, what kind of person would you be chatting with? What are the strengths of that brand? If I’m looking up 50 different hairdressers...

November 23, 2020

Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Flourish

The entrepreneurial spirit in the next generation of business leaders is flourishing with sustainable products and practices being developed, thanks in part to the impact of COVID-19.High school students from across the Bay of Plenty have been working hard to develop a successful business as part of this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).Toi Ohomai remains a key sponsor of this event, with regional finals being held in both Tauranga and Rotorua recently.The Rotorua finals was made up of tea...

November 6, 2020

COVID a Catalist for Like your Local Founders

Before the world locked down, Murphy and Terrington were in Melbourne, a couple of weeks away from closing their second funding round for an online ticketing platform they had built. With the platform, FOMO Events, event organisers could plug their ticketing service into a platform, and customers would receive a URL to a webpage that dished out app-like experiences.This approach solved a fundamental problem common in apps. Murphy says that although everyone wants to build an app, people rarely d...

November 5, 2020

Venture Centre supports entrepreneurship in WBOP

Starting a new business can be a daunting endeavour. Questions of should I, can I, and where do I begin, are often at the forefront of the entrepreneur's mind.For Kat Stephenson, the idea to start a dog obedience service sparked similar questions. The idea came out of her childhood passion for animals and a first love for farm dogs, which led Kat to pursue dog training as a hobby and become a qualified dog trainer through the Australian National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF).With a background r...

November 4, 2020

Plenty of Growth Opportunities in November

"Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much."- Helen Keller...

November 1, 2020

All go for Sweet Dough CO.

It took four years for cookie connoisseur and Sweet Dough Co. founder Jess Lowcher to develop the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Originally from the United States, she found that ‘biscuits’ were often too dry, and flavours relied mostly on the chocolate.“I wanted a cookie dough base that was really flavourful, really vanilla-y, toffee-y, and buttery,” Lowcher explains.So, she began experimenting with recipes to determine what she liked and didn’t like in cookies and how to create the s...

October 29, 2020

Where good food meets good content: a recipe for Rain Bar’s hospitality success

As lockdown lifted, the PoweringON team sat down over a coffee with Tauranga restaurateur and all-round good guy Rohan McCloskey from Rain Bar at Pāpāmoa Beach. Rohan moved to New Zealand from Sydney, settling in Tauranga where he now runs three hospitality venues - Rain Bar, Brooklyn Patio and Neighbourhood Kitchen. He is an entrepreneur at heart and is always looking at ways he can innovate. His hospitality experience and his tech background are a killer combination ...

October 14, 2020

Nourishing Families and Communities Made Easier with Automation

The PoweringON team take a stroll with Brad Harding on his farm in Omanawa to talk about his business journey and how integrating technology has helped sow and grow Six Toed Fox Organics, as well as facilitate their online fruit and vegetable box deliveries.  The business started in 2016 producing organic produce for local communities, organic stores and farmers’ markets, with a strong focus on ethics and sustainability.  The business became increasingly popular throughout the Bay of...

October 13, 2020

Zeenya Clothing Embraces Digital with Colour

Chloe Wickman, Owner of Zeenya Clothing, caught up with the PoweringON team all bright tights and smiles, to share her journey with digital and reflect on how  it has helped her to realise her vision for her business. Zeenya is a unique activewear line made to inspire women to express themselves and their vibrant lifestyle. Embracing Life Through Colour is not only Zeenya’s motto, but a way of living and a value they stand by.  Starting off with a website, Chloe knew that s...

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