Alumni

Alumni: Tim Foley

Tim Foley took part in Venture up 2017, our leading entrepreneurship programme for NZ’s young leaders. During his time at VU in Auckland, he worked on a validating a business idea called SmartShelf, a weight-sensing shelving system that sends real-time stock data directly to store managers and buyers. A year on from the programme, we …

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Alumni Update: Will Houghton

Will is a member of our most recent cohort of young entrepreneurs who went through Venture Up 2019 in Wellington. He took us through what it was like to work on Volant, an on-demand grocery service, and it’s struggles. Since then, Will has used the skills he gained to run his own company more effectively. …

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Alumni Update: Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson went through our first programme of 2019 in wellington, working on project m to reduce the plastic waste from cafés. with a background in chemical and process engineering at the university of canterbury, nick brought his analytical thinking and product testing to the programme with the hopes of learning more about business and …

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Alumni Update: Finn Carroll

Finn Carroll went through our first programme of 2019 in wellington. studying for his bachelor of commerce (focusing on management and film) and already with a hustle-on-the-side – chromatic media – venture up was an opportunity for Finn to test his entrepreneurial metal with a group of like-minded individuals and mentorship from the startup ecosystem. …

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Alumni Update: Jenni Hamilton

Jenni Hamilton was a participant in our wellington 2019 programme, working as part of the glow team to empower mums to return to the workforce after raising a child. currently studying for her ba in political science and international relations at Victoria University of Wellington, Jenni brought a keen social focus to the team balanced …

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Alumni: Araina Pereira

Araina Pereira went through venture up 2017, aka the Auckland edition of our leading entrepreneurship programme for NZ’s young leaders. During her time at VU in Auckland, she worked on a validating a business idea called Tohu, a series of fully immersive workshops for highschool-leavers, concentrated on teaching basic life skills necessary to survive on …

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Alumni: Emily Blythe

Emily Blythe went through the first-ever Venture Up programme back in 2015. She recently dropped in to say hello and we took the opportunity to chat to her about what’s been going on in her world and find out what her biggest achievement has been since then and she also told us what’s cool about …

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