Firstly, a huge WELCOME BACK to the Venture Up community! It’s been a while since we touched base with our whereabouts, what we have been up to, and how we are progressing throughout the year so good to have you back on board with us!
In the past few months, we have been busy wrapping up the Venture Up 2016 programme as well as reconnecting with teams as part of the on-going engagement post Venture Up. It is proving tricky with alumni scattered all over New Zealand & some internationally with their own University/ work lives picking up too, but great to have a quick Skype or phone call to check in.
With that, all participants from the 2015/2016 Venture Up programme as well as the mentors, contributors & interested parties were invited to reconnect and share stories at Creative HQ in Wellington last week! It was great to hear from familiar faces again and hear updates from alumni on where life has taken them and the path they have chosen as a result. A quick thank you to all mentors who made time to come out and also to those who traveled from the top of the North Island, down to the very bottom of the South Island to make it.
Now onto the next… Big blocks have been falling into place with the VENTURE UP 2017 confirmed so stay tuned for the upcoming calendar event of the Venture Up year where we take a taster of the programme onto the road to 11 different locations around New Zealand!! We are coming to places like Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin & Christchurch, as well as Whangarei, Tauranga, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, & Invercargill between 26 July – 12 August. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, get them to register on our events page or check our Facebook page for more information.
That is all from us for now, look forward to updates once we are on the road coming to a place near you!!!!