To tell the story of Venture Centre, we reached out to our local creative Bay of Plenty community. Kalou Koefoed regularly exhibits her work at The Incubator creative hub. Kalou has been part of the Venture Centre story since its launch. In May 2014, Kalou helped organise our launch event at Tauranga Art Gallery – Toi Tauranga. We are grateful she accepted the commission.
To get Kalou to help you tell your story, reach out to her here: https://rollingaskalou.com/
Professor Shaun Hendy, New Zealand’s leading complexity and data scientist, was the keynote speaker at this launch event.
Shaun delivered the prologue to Venture Centre’s story. He communicated how complex, diverse networks of people connected on-purpose co-create intellectual property, products and services, serving new markets, creating progress and prosperity in partnership. He articulated clearly the core hypothesis around which Venture Centre’s story has unfolded.
Both Kalou and Shaun were critical to starting Venture Centre according to the intention of its founders. The development of the community-led, entrepreneurial ecosystem now in place owes a debt to these first generous contributors for helping it start-right and get going. Watch Pr Hendy’s presentation below.