Kickstarting your career with innovation

What is Venture Up?

Venture Up is an immersive programme designed to equip you with the tools, techniques and mindset to practice innovation in the modern day workplace or turn your passion into a successful venture.

At the end of Venture Up you will be awarded a Creative HQ Nano Degree in Entrepreneurship.

I came in expecting revision on what I've learnt previously about entrepreneurship. But in reality, Venture Up gave me so much more and I loved it.

2019 Queenstown 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

Just looking at the experience from the end, and saying confidently, that I was an entirely different person beforehand.

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

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applications are open to young aspiring leaders and innovators. You’ll need to be between the age of 16-23 years and live in New Zealand.

WHEN & WHERE

Our first two programmes for 2020 kick of early in the new year.

Whangarei: 13th – 24th January
Wellington: 27th January – 7th February

Both programmes are full time, but don’t worry you’ll have the weekend off!

WHO SUPPORTS VENTURE UP?

Creative HQ, New Zealand’s innovation experts have been running Venture Up since 2015 with the backing of our incredible sponsors. We ensure you have the best support during and beyond the programme with mentorship from the best entrepreneurs, investors and leaders.

WHY VENTURE UP?

The future of the workforce is changing.  Whether you’re planning a career as an entrepreneur or working within a government agency, social enterprise or corporate company, Venture Up will provide you with the most modern innovation tools to make your CV look its best.  

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