“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 entrepreneurs who are taking on the problem of plastic and packaging. More event information below or check out Sustainable Backyards website.
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MADVentures - Events for Youth
Young Enterprise Scheme 2020
YES students have formed teams and are ready to take up the challenge of creating a business. If you would like to mentor one of these teams, please click here.
PoweringON - Events for Business Owners
*NEW* Office Hours - Profitable business? Yes please!
26 March 2020, 3:45pm to 5:30pm
This free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session is designed for entrepreneurs who are already in business or are just starting up a new venture and designed on the Four Pillars of business existence by Valerie Rowe-Mitchell, accountant and business mentor.
Digital Navigator Clinics
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2020
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Digital Navigator session with a digital expert to discuss the findings of your PoweringOn action plan and your next steps.
Boost your Online Marketing with The Good Oil Marketing
18 March 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am
Do you want to learn how to use digital marketing to grow your business, without any major expense or complicated tasks? Join us at "Boost your Online Marketing".
Office Hours Intellectual Property with James & Wells
18 March 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session with Intellectual Property an expert from James and Wells to find out what you didn't know about IP and your business.
Office Hours Legal with Mackenzie Elvin
23 March 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session with an expert lawyer from Mackenzie Elvin to find out what you didn't know about legal aspects affecting your business.
Instagram Workshops with Ace the Gram
26 March 2020
Considered the #1 Instagram workshop in New Zealand, you’ll join a small group of other business and brand owners to learn the latest tools and techniques, complete exercise specific to your instagram and industry, and be given the chance to pick the brains of the best in the business. Both Beginner and Advanced workshops available.
Digital Assessment for your Business
It's time! Take 10 minutes to find out how well your business is using online technology. This tool guides you through four sections and you get a personalised action plan to help you improve productivity, optimise your online presence, and gain a competitive edge.
Instigator - Events for Founders
Food Product Development Workshop
12 March 2020, 8:45am to 4:30pm
This full day workshop is aimed at small to medium Food & Beverage Product manufacturers who wish to fast track their product development, to bring well designed products to market quickly, more profitably and with more fun!
CO.STARTERS Business Building Programme
17 March 2020, 5:30pm
CO.STARTERS™ is a nine-week cohort based programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.
Angelic Drop-In Clinic
19 March 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Want to scale up? Get insights and input from Angel Investors with free, one-off, individual 20-minute consultation.
Consuming for Good - Why & How (Sustainable Backyards)
19 March 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Want to ditch the plastic in your household? Already working on it but want to do more? Join EnviroHub, Venture Centre and Sustainable Business Network for this event and meet entrepreneurs committed to address plastic in our consumer life.
Get tickets here.
Workshops/Events in our wider Community
6 March 2020, 5:45pm to 8:30pm
Join us for a FREE YouTube workshop in Tauranga! This is an event all about cracking YouTube’s best practices and getting your channel ready for success.
Agile on the Beach
13 - 15 March 2020
A three-day conference for agile practioners and those interested in agile methodologies. The theme for this returning event is: Connect-Recharge-Grow.
$350, Mount Maunganui
Community Climate Change Event (Sustainable Backyards)
27 March 2020, 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Come together to plant native seeds, watch award-winning climate change documentary ‘2040’ and hear from inspiring people in our community taking action.