VENTURE UP 2019 Queenstown
In April 2019, we were excited to bring Venture Up to the South Island for the very first time!
Participants formed ventures on day one and learnt about how to test concepts, validate with customers and build key business skills that will serve them well moving into the future.
With a wealth of mentors and speakers lined up to provide inspiration and tools to challenge the ventures, the teams were pushed throughout the accelerator far beyond their comfort zones.
Each year, we put together a report to summarise insights from the programme.
…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.
Addressing the issues that local emerging clothing designers face when sourcing sustainable suppliers. They have developed a marketplace that facilitates the trade of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) fabrics.
Combatting the uncertainty faced by young people trying to convert to a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Their solution sends the user an environmentally conscious habit monthly, with the long term intent of transitioning them to a completely sustainable lifestyle.
Get Real have first-hand experience with the struggles that high school leavers face when planning gap years. Their solution brings together the opportunities available in a one-stop simple-to-use site. Providing young high school leavers with more confidence when deciding their next life move
Move37 understand the difficulties that early-stage startup founders experience when trying to form a team. Their platform facilitates connections between startup founders and teams who share a common vision.