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...

15/12/2017

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As we begin the school holidays, parents across the region are no doubt wondering how on earth they’re going to entertain their kids all the way through until the end of January.

Have you had FOMO since you missed out on Ace the Gram's amazing Powering On workshops at Basestation last month? Don't worry, our friends at Likeable have rounded up all the best bits for you.

You may have seen recently that Venture Centre has launched a site called Powering On. Chances are you’ve stumbled across our site, either because you saw something in your local paper, or on one of our Facebook pages. Or maybe a friend or family member told you about it. Either way, we know you’re probably wondering what Powering On is and why we created it.

Last month Brite NZ, one of Venture Centre’s highly engaged student enterprises, took out one of the top two prizes at the regional finals of the Young Enterprise Scheme with their ingenious LED light, the iBrite.

Venture Centre is partnering with Soda Inc to increase its startup programme offering.

TGASW17 multi-skilled mentors bring a wealth of experience, skills and perspectives to the event. 

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