Venture Up 2018 Cohort announcement

Meet the #VU18 Cohort

The Venture Up team has been hard at work reading, reviewing and comparing a mountain of applications from across the country. Finally, all the hard work and weighted conversations have paid off as we can now announce the cohort for #VU18! It’s exciting to imagine how this announcement could be the start of an extremely varied, enriching and successful career for the entrants.

So, without further adieu, here is the Venture Up cohort for 2018:


From Auckland…

Mai Nguyen
Oliver Pinfold
Quincy Adams
Tanmay Patel
Zachary Monk

From Wellington…

Amruth Candadai
Christopher Corbett
Clare Ennis
Cory McRoberts
Eden Mair
Griffin Lilley
Hayden Phillips
Isaac Tebbs
Jacob Barrett
Jordan Milburn
Kate Lee
Matthew Michelson
Nicola Gamble
Nina Griffiths
Pearl Philavong
Sam Waayer
Shaun Rush
Sinead Mckeefry
Joshua Malcolm

And last but not least, from Canterbury…

Anna French
Fern Stuart
Liam Rassie

The cohort is built from a varied number of individuals, each equally unique and talented. However, a number of common threads tie the individuals together; qualities such as honesty, coach-ability and ambition, forming the cornerstones amongst the successful applicants. For some, Venture Up will be their first step into the entrepreneurial world, illustrating the value we place on personality and potential in addition to practical experience. 

As the #VU18 momentum builds, make sure to sign up for the newsletter and follow us on the socials so you can stay up to date. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates coming just around the corner!

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