We help you learn and grow!

See below for more information on how we can help you. 

Want to get to know us before you reach out?
Watch this video clip to hear from our energetic and passionate co-founder Pascale Hyboud-Peron speaking on Venture Centre and entrepreneurial activity in Tauranga in a post Covid environment >>> 

One on One Support

We are interested in you!  We find out where you are, and we tailor your entrepreneurial learning to suit.

Tailored Entrepreneurial Support

We provide a safe space to talk about you, your ideas and the ways in which we can support your entrepreneurial learning journey.  

Digital Learning & Growth

Weekly one-on-one 45-min clinics to increase your awareness of digital opportunities and how to use technology to be more entrepreneurial. 

Office Hours

A learning opportunity to spend time one-on-one with local, professional service providers who volunteer time to share their expertise and experience.  

ADI Clinic

Local impact investment advisors will meet with you to teach you about the ins and outs of impact investment as a concept. 

Programmes

Venture Centre delivers entrepreneurial and digital enablement learning programmes for individuals and groups in our community. 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The Young Enterprise Scheme in-school entrepreneurship programme inspires young people to discover and activate their entrepreneurial potential. Inspiring Students. Unleashing Leaders.

DIGITAL CAPABILITY BUILDING PROGRAMME

The PoweringON programme helps individuals build their digital capability through practical knowledge, tailored support, talent matching and digital resources.

ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION

The CO.STARTERS nine-week entrepreneurial group-learning programme equips individuals with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. 

Events

Venture Centre events are a great way to participate in and learn with the community. Be it as an attendee, a presenter, a facilitator, a mentor or coach, you are welcome! 

See below for some of our regular events.

TAURANGA STARTUP WEEKEND

An action packed weekend event at which you get to pitch an idea, form a team and validate an idea from scratch. Held once a year, it brings together aspiring entrepreneurs, tech people, marketers, community leaders, experts, coaches and mentors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation.


ENTREPRENEURS MEETUP

Join others on the entrepreneurial journey – together we'll make an impact and support each other to thrive! 

MASHUP

A weekend event, delivering a unique learn-by-doing experience for youth aged 14+. Designed to introduce entrepreneurial and digital skills to solve problems in our community.

CODEBRITE

Codebrite is designed to support your children thrive in the digital era: to go from consuming digital content and applications to making them! Codebrite develops coding skills for children aged 8 to 13 with some or no previous experience with computer programming. Discovery of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Special Projects

Venture Centre helps community organisations and local government with their entrepreneurial and digital capability building initiatives. 

Recent projects include:

  • Western Bay of Plenty District Council - Katikati Digital Hub Pātuki Manawa
 

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