Achieving equality of opportunity requires many better systems to exist. Co-ordinating people and resources, connecting and ensuring they are working together to develop new approaches and solutions is our ongoing project. Its how we'll ensure everything we do as a community adds to human and planetary wellbeing. Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the core of our egalitarian future.
Some projects have enabled the community we serve to turn ideas into ventures. Others have added to the impact of Venture Centre itself.
All projects have begun from an understanding that our context (our communities, city and region) and, in fact, the world we inhabit is a Complex Adaptive System. Complex contexts are the domain of emergence, where there are no best practices or right answers. As such, what will move the dial in the right direction (entrepreneurs, projects, ventures, activities, practices) emerges and is often not immediately obvious.
Therefore we approach projects with the three practices below at the centre of all we do. Our special projects are:
Our starting point is shaping and harnessing the power of individuals, communities and their participants to learn about the domain they are targeting, each other and those who they intend to delight by creating a new outcome. Only then can they take meaningful entrepreneurial action, experiment with approaches, tools and practises, discover which ones to invest their time and effort into and make an impact.
We orchestrate the development and deployment of projects in portfolios. Portfolios are collections of deliberately chosen activities designed with, and delivered through our community. This way, the knowledge gained on the journey towards each outcome is shared and its benefit is multiplied.
No single person, group, or organisation can address hard challenges alone. The engagement and intersection of all pooling their collective wisdom is an intangible and valuable asset of the whole ecosystem.
Each project in our list has followed these practices, built upon data, information, knowledge and wisdom generated from those which came before it. We are always moving forward!