FAQ

WHAT IS VENTURE UP?

Venture Up is a four-week business accelerator for young New Zealanders, aged between 16-24 who have proven they’re driven, motivated and determined.

In four weeks, not only will you start a business but you’ll also get to develop your leadership skills with some of New Zealand’s best business talent.

WHAT IS A BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME?

A business accelerator is a programme of learning, mentorship and growth experience to get your entrepreneurial skill set, personal experience and business venture going bigger, better, & faster.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

If you are between 16-24 years of age, you can apply. There are some requirements:

  1. You must have left secondary school by January of the calendar year in which you are applying (so for the 2018 cohort, you must have finished school at the end of 2017).

As part of the development of Venture Up, we have decided to enact a regional focus. This means that the majority of places available will be for those who live in the Greater Wellington Region but we will be reserving a limited number of places for students outside the region. Participants from outside Wellington will be required to find accommodation while the programme is running.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications for the #VU18 programme are now closed.
We’re working through the selection process, and the cohort will be announced in November.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The programme itself won’t cost anything but there are some things that you’ll need to cover:

  • Transport to and from Wellington
  • Accommodation in Wellington (if you’re not from here)
  • Any spending money that you want

WHEN AND WHERE IS VENTURE UP HELD?

The four-week summer programme will run from mid-Jan – mid Feb 2018 in Wellington. We are hoping to run programmes in the regions later on so stay connected by joining the email list below to be one of the first to know when and where we launch, or via our social media pages on both Facebook and Twitter for any further updates.

I'VE GOT AN UNANSWERED QUESTION

We’re always happy to chat! Give our Programme Director, Lingy, an email or phone call on the details below.

Email: lingy.au@creativehq.co.nz

Phone: 027 641 9794