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Inspiring people to have a say in our changing world with GrowPlenty: 21-22 May, Tauranga

As well as hosting the headline '11 billion mouths' agritech conference, Tauranga is hosting a number of other innovative and insighful events to coincide with Techweek'18. In keeping with an 'agritech-related theme', Venture Centre has developed an exciting two day series of workshops called GrowPlenty. They've attracted some fantastic technologists and entrereneurs to support this programme. If you are planning [...]

By |May 12th, 2018|Tauranga|0 Comments

The Meteoroid is about to hit Auckland

I am spending the next three days in Auckland. When Wharf42 announced the launch of the Meteoroid Program earlier this month, one of the key aims was to set up conversations with a number of potential stakeholders. Over the next three days, I therefore have 16 meetings lined up. This includes two breakfast meetings, two lunch meetings and two dinners. [...]

By |November 25th, 2014|Meteoroid|0 Comments

Basestation – A standout example of the ‘Tauranga Model’

Over the past few weeks, the ‘Tauranga Model’ has been generating interest from outside the region. Representatives from agencies in Taranaki and Northland have both visited the city to get a better understanding of just how the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Bay of Plenty is developing. Callaghan Innovation’s selection of WNT Ventures as one of the three new tech-focused incubators [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Tauranga|4 Comments

Wharf42 Partners with VentureCentre & Plenty of Innovation

Wharf42 is pleased to announce that it has partnered with VentureCentre and Plenty of Innovation to support the early stage startup training programme; Instigator. VentureCentre is an organisation newly created in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. Its goal is to connect the people, places, tools, resources, knowledge and support needed for sustainable success. It is the start of a project that [...]

By |June 16th, 2014|Wharf42|0 Comments

Can Tauranga Replicate Boulder? Part 5 (The Role of Leadership)

Over the past few weeks, I have posted several articles which have identified traits in the build of Boulder’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem that are reflected in Tauranga. I have talked about the role of Local Government, the role of a University and the role of the Investment community. Today, I want to begin to tie in some of these [...]

By |May 27th, 2014|Tauranga|2 Comments

Professor Shaun Hendy to keynote at the VentureCentre launch event in Tauranga on 9th May

A couple of weeks ago, I published a post about the launch of the VentureCentre initiative in Tauranga. The team at VentureCentre are hosting their first FREE event at the Tauranga Art Gallery on Friday 9th May from 5.00pm – 7.00pm. Professor Shaun Hendy, winner of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication prize, will discuss the implications of his [...]

By |April 29th, 2014|Tauranga|3 Comments

The VentureCentre launches in Tauranga

Last night, a group of dedicated Tauranga-based entrepreneurs launched the VentureCentre. Venture Centre is all about people finding people and ideas finding ideas. It is an organisation designed to deliver exceptional value to people on their journey to prosperity. The goal is to connect the people, places, tools, resources, knowledge and support needed for sustainable success. It is the start of a project [...]

By |April 16th, 2014|Tauranga|1 Comment