"Do not be afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still."
- Chinese Proverbs
The year's been a big one, with the 'Is it Christmas yet?' fatigue arriving sooner than normal for many. Lucky for us, spring is about new beginnings, refreshed perspective and the chance to check in with our goals and aspirations for the year.
No matter how slow your growth feels, remember it's worth acknowledging (even celebrating)! We love growing with you, and feel grateful to offer plenty more growth opportunities this month.
Click to jump to events for:
Young people (and parents/mentors) making a dent – MADVentures
Business owners ready to take action – PoweringON
Founders getting started – Instigator
MADVentures - events for youth
YES Regional Finals
21 October 2020
YES goods available online!
Support local and support the YES teams by visiting their online shop.
PoweringON - events for business owners
Digital Navigator Clinics
Every Thursday of October 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.
Free, Online webinar or in-person at Basestation
Getting started with ecommerce - a beginner's guide
14 October 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am
Want practical guidance on the steps to take to start an online store? Join in this workshop, presented by Grant Johnson CEO of Rocketspark, to start you ecommerce journey.
Office Hours Legal with Mackenzie Elvin
19 October 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.
Office Hours Intellectual Property with James & Wells
21 October 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hours Intellectual Property session with an expert from James & Wells to find out what you didn't know about IP and your business.
29 October 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Want to learn how to build your brand online with video? Join us at YouTube 101 with William McQueen of Rekord and learn; why your business needs video, what are the barriers & challenges of starting a YouTube channel right now, how to find out what customers are looking for and more!
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
Angelic Drop-In Clinic
15 October 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.
Free, Online webinar
29 October 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Lightbulb is designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs and changemakers from around the Bay of Plenty. Come check it out!
Events in our wider community
Basestation Open Day
7 October 2020 (First Wednesday of the month)
Come and experience how we do coworking at Basestation! The first Wednesday of each month is Basestation's Open Day, and your chance to try #basestationlife. Also, did we mention that our Open Day coincides with our Community Shared Lunch? Yup, that's Pluto soup & buns on us, so you can focus on growing your business!
Homes for our people
8 October 2020, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Election candidates take to the stage to present their party’s housing policies; Find out how the candidates intend to enable communities, facilitate changes to the Urban Development Bill and company regulation to maximise opportunities for community partnership with Kāinga Ora in urban development projects. The collective conversation will include five parties, with questions around solutions to address our housing crisis.
Using Intellectual Property Rights for social and environmental good
13 October 2020, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Our friends at Impact Hub Waikato are teaming together with our IP expert David Macaskill from James & Wells IP to deliver this awesome online event. Find out how intellectual property can support your purpose. Free with discount code - JOINUS
Online, Book your tickets here.
Money Politics and Inequality: Is New Zealand’s Democracy Broken?
13 October 2020, 5:15pm to 7:00pm
In this public lecture hosted and brought to Tauranga by Mackenzie Elvin Law, Auckland University’s Timothy Kuhner and Victoria University’s Max Rashbrooke will discuss their research into economic inequality and its threat to both democracy and the wider functioning of our society.
Free, University of Waikato
We look forward to seeing you get involved with this month's range of entrepreneurial events! Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may want to join in.
Here to help you make your way!
The Venture Centre Team