"Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity."
- Bruce Lee

In the return to 'normal', we hope that you are holding onto the slow and steady pace that lockdown gifted most of us. The Venture Centre team too are doing their best to incorporate lockdown lessons into their new work approach.

As things continue to evolve and change throughout our city and nation, we hope to remain and be a steady, present "friend". In this spirit of steadiness, our events will be remaining online for the duration of Level 2, meaning one less change for you to embrace and maybe a little more energy to invest in your entrepreneurial journey. 

Check out this month's awesome events, all delivered via video-conferencing. Simply sign up for the session as per usual and we will let you know the link to join the session virtually prior to the scheduled start time.

"Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat."
 Steve Jobs

The time we find ourselves in as a nation and as a community is full of change. What we love about our community is that innovation runs deep it its bones. A big shout out to all of you entrepreneurs and small business owners in our community who are adapting and innovating during this season. You are all legendary!

Check out this month's awesome events, all delivered via video-conferencing. Simply sign up for the session as per usual and we will let you know the link to join the session virtually prior to the scheduled start time.

To unprecedented unprecedented action. It is fantastic to see entrepreneurial support organisations, innovators and entrepreneurs throughout Aotearoa come together. 

“Gratefulness turns what we have into enough”
Aesop

We at Venture Centre believe in the power of gratefulness to shift perspective and nuture the hope within us. What are you grateful for in these unprecedented times?

We find ourselves grateful for technology that allows us to continue providing digital and entrepreneurial support to you our community and, we are grateful for you!

Check out this month's awesome events, all delivered via video-conferencing. Simply sign up for the session as per usual and we will let you know the link to join the session virtually prior to the scheduled start time.

Click to jump to events for:

  • Young people (and parents/mentors) making a dent – MADVentures
  • Business owners ready to take action – PoweringON
  • Founders getting started – Instigator

“Well done is better than well said.”
Benjamin Franklin

Venture Centre is the place to get inspired and take action from. Hence our collaboration this year with Sustainable Backyards, the month-long collection of events around the Bay of Plenty which aims to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people in the community via informative workshops and activities.

Join us at Consuming for Good on March 19th at Basestation to hear from a panel of impact entrepreneurs who are taking on the problem of plastic and packaging. More event information below or check out Sustainable Backyards website. 

As you are gaining clarity and figuring out your next move, or pausing to refocus, it is amazing to witness the formation of communities of business owners and experts stepping in to support one another as a response to the uncertainty and challenges created by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Coding and programming are two words that describe a great tool to bring ideas to life.

Hard to move your young ones off their screens? You can make screen time productive during this rāhui.

Here are five resources to get them to skip cartoons and write code.

And they’ll be learning heaps of those essential future of work skills without knowing it! 

Plus you can join in the fun with them and discover a new skill set for yourself!

23/03/2020

Work from home, from home

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Available now, on a first come first served basis, our community and partners have organised a no-cost online meeting/conference app so small businesses, community groups and entrepreneurs can easily work-from-home.

So it begins! A new year, a new decade and a new opportunity for you to make your impact in the world — establish or grow your venture.

“What a line up!” was the reaction heard from the Judges table at the 2019 Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Tauranga Regional Finals last month. The four leading business people came to Basestation coworking space to judge to business pitches from year 12 and 13 students. They left with a new level of faith in young people and their ability to lead.

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