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 (for example, 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 region we are running it in but we will be reserving a limited number of places for students outside the region. Participants from outside the region will be required to find accommodation while the programme is running.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications for the #VU18 programme are now closed, but we are cooking up the next programme as we speak for next year.

Make sure you stay tuned in and make sure you follow us on all of our social channels including Facebook and Twitter.

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 the Venture Up host city and venue
  • Accommodation (if you’re not from the host city)
  • Any spending money that you might want to splash

WHEN AND WHERE IS VENTURE UP HELD?

The four-week summer programme runs from mid-Jan to mid-Feb each year. We are quietly working away on the next programme and hope to run programmes in the regions moving forward 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