"Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller
The beauty, strength and awesomeness of community is why we do what we do here at Venture Centre. We are convinced, as the end of 2020 approaches, that community will get us over the finish line. Here is a bunch of growth opportunities for you to connect with your entrepreneurial community this month.
MADVentures - events for youth
YES Regional Finals
Regional Finals was a fantastic evening of celebrating all that the YES teams had achieved! Team Akau (Aquinas College) walked away as our Regional Finalists and will be competing in the National YES finals in Wellington on December 10th. Keep your eyes peeled for your opportunity to mentor our 2021 teams.
Two days of coding - coming soon!
Along with our friends at STEM HQ, two days of coding is coming your way! More details to be announced very soon.
- events for business owners
Digital Navigator Clinics
4th, 12th, 19th, 26th November 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
The simple essentials of ecommerce success
4 November 2020, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
This workshop is for online store operators who are new to ecommerce or have been going for a while and not seeing much progress. Grant Johnson, Rocketspark, will explain the simple essentials in plan language and you’ll leave the session with actionable knowledge you can implement on your website.
Office Hours Legal with Mackenzie Elvin
23 November 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
25 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.
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.
Are you a super user of Google Suites?
Do you want share your skills with small businesses and help them build their digital capability? Drop Craig an email. We’re running a number of workshops for free as part of the PoweringON programme to help build up our small businesses here in the Bay.
- events for founders
Global Entrepreneurship Week - Meetup
18 November 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Hear all about the Entrepreneurship Manifesto! We’ll have a discussion panel where Entrepreneurs will tell you how the manifesto applies to them, their organisation and their way of working. Get new insights on entrepreneurship and meet fellow entrepreneurs.
Angelic Drop-In Clinic
19 November 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.
26 November 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
4 November 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!
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.