THE LEADING ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME FOR NEW ZEALAND’S YOUNG LEADERS.

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“Just looking at the experience from the end, and saying confidently, that I was an entirely different person four weeks ago.”

2017 Venture Up Alumni

“I’ve learnt so much from dealing with pressure, which is to remember the reason you are here. Learning to deal with difficult situations helps make you a stronger person.”

2017 Venture Up Alumni

“I can do it, and don’t need to be someone miraculous or my ideal self of the future. I can do it right now, as I am, and that’s an incredible realisation.”

2017 Venture Up Alumni

“I learned that anyone can have an idea – the difference is the people who have a vision and passion to execute no matter how hard it gets.”

2019 Wellington Venture Up Alumni

“…an amazing experience, it's not always we get a chance to solely focus on building businesses, get help from amazing mentors and be surrounded and collaborate with like-minded people.”

2019 Queenstown Venture Up Alumni

WHAT IS VENTURE UP?

Venture Up is THE startup accelerator experience for youth in NZ.

Since 2015, we’ve put over 200 youth aged 16–22 into a collaborative space, surrounded them with the brightest in the business world and taught them essential leadership skills for their future.

WHO'S INVOLVED?

Venture Up is a programme run by Creative HQ, New Zealand’s Innovation Experts. We’re committed to training up future business leaders through Venture Up.

Our funding partners allow us to offer the programme and keep it accessible.

HOW LONG IS VENTURE UP?

The Venture Up programme has been runs as both a four-week programme and a two-week programme. During both, participants will receive all the tools and support they need to extend your entrepreneurial mindset and build valuable networks.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Venture Up is for anyone aged between 16–22 years in NZ. You should be prepared to work full-time for two to four weeks (depending on the programme) 9–5pm. It’s going to be fun, but it’s also going to be a bunch of hard work. Get ready!