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What is Venture Centre?


Venture Centre is about people finding people and ideas finding ideas.

Our goal is to connect  the people, places, tools, resources, knowledge and support needed for sustainable success.


Connect with Venture Centre to share your ideas.

Events

18 Apr 2019

18 Apr

29 Apr 2019

29 Apr

30 Apr 2019

30 Apr
Starting out in E-Commerce
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

People

We share space. We partner. We power. We build relationships. We test things. We learn and we succeed, together.

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Ideas

Share ideas liberally! Read what our community is talking about and all that is happening in our region. Stop by to give and get feedback.

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Places

A community of independent, result-focused workers make use of flexible, local collaborative work places. Here are some of the places where you can join them.

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When you’ve got an exciting idea,  it’s often easy to think of all the ways you believe it could help people, but hard to know how to start making it real.

How do you work out if it's worth you (and others) investing time and money on your great entrepreneurial adventure?

Who is going to buy and benefit from your idea? When? How?

How is it going to create and capture value, for you (and others)?

Instigator delivers an individually tailored experience to find the answers to these questions for yourself, for your current idea and those you'll have in the future.

You will learn how to use best-practice, public domain, globally recognised business start up tools, templates and methodologies.

Instigator will help you to:

        explore your idea in a format which moves it forward
        be sure your idea solves a real problem
        articulate your idea so its value is recognisable
        demonstrate how your idea works
        
design a prototype for testing

Instigator is for:

Aspiring entrepreneurs keen to learn more about what it takes to build a sustainable startup enterprise.

Instigator covers:

- Business idea development
- Market validation
- Value proposition
- Positioning
- Finding and selling to early adopter customers

Instigator is delivered by Venture Centre and powered by the Central North Island’s largest Investor Group, Enterprise Angels along with Wharf42, New Zealand’s first Incubator in partnership with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play. It is a hugely cost-effective way to start your enterprising journey.

Apply to start your Instigator experience.

29 Apr 2019

29 Apr

30 Apr 2019

30 Apr
Starting out in E-Commerce
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

08 May 2019

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28 May 2019

28 May