We’re so excited to have an amazing line-up of presenters for Techweek Tauranga and GrowPlenty - Puna Tōnuitanga. One of them is space technologist from the Centre for Space Science Technology, and entrepreneur expert, Tim Uckun, a data scientist and Angel Investor, who will support GrowPlenty workshop participants on May 21 and 22.

Forget the fruits of your labour; what about using technology instead?

Local charities and not-for-profits who are feeling lost or overwhelmed in the digital world will soon find the help they need, thanks to partners Socialink and Venture Centre, with technology consultant Bryan Winters.

Venture Centre’s coworking space, Basestation, has always been a key part of its mission. But why is that? Why does coworking even matter? We asked Venture Centre co-founder Steven Vincent to explain why.

Millennials are the largest living generation, with more than 1 million Kiwis in this age bracket. With that in mind, here are the Rosie Dawson-Hewes’ easiest ways to get the best out of your millennial team, based on Savvy Peterson’s data and Rosie’s experience, as both a millennial employee and manager.

Tauranga is, in many ways, at the forefront of a shift towards social enterprises. More and more we’re seeing businesses prioritise causes and community before profits and Not-for-profits look for sustainable economic engines to support their work, rather than rely on funders. As entrepreneurs increasingly move into this space, we’re determined to give them all the support, learning opportunities and networks they need to succeed.

On March 8 a new round of CO.STARTERS begins, with a whole new batch of locals ready to pick the brains of our entrepreneurial experts, who will mentor them along the way. One of the CO.STARTERS facilitators is the lovely Maria King, who we had a chat with about her journey and why she got involved.

CO.STARTERS is a place where people come together to start businesses together. And nine entrepreneurs will be doing just that come March, when the second CO.STARTERS@Venture Centre course takes place.

Kurt Cordice was among the first to complete CO.STARTERS@Venture Centre. Read his take on it...

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