"There's a way to do it better - find it."
- Thomas A. Edison

2020 has sure been the year that we have all been forced to innovate, finding the better way of doing our day to day life in all areas. Therefore, as always, we are grateful to be a part of a community that eats innovation for breakfast! 

That is why we are proud to be partnering again this year with two of our favourite festivals, Techweek and Groundswell Festival of Innovation. They are coming together in our region this year. We are excited to be delivering and hosting two events throughout this refreshing and thought-provoking week (27 July to 2 August).

Find the full event line up here --> https://groundswellfestival.nz

Click to jump to events for:

  • Young people (and parents/mentors) making a dent – MADVentures
  • Business owners ready to take action – PoweringON
  • Founders getting started – Instigator

MADVentures - Events for Youth

Young Enterprise Scheme 2020
We have had 25 teams complete Challenge #2 as of last week; the business pitch. Looking forward to our annual YES Market Day (Date TBC), your next opportunity to get involved! Stay tuned.

PoweringON - Events for Business Owners

Digital Navigator Clinics 
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July 2020
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Digital Navigator session with a digital expert to discuss the findings of your PoweringOn action plan and your next steps.
Free, Online webinar or in-person at Basestation

Local Supporting Locals Series
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th July 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Local service providers and experts are coming together to support other business owners through presentations and conversations to discuss business continuity at a time of uncertainty and turmoil caused by the spread of COVID-19.
Free, Online webinar

Office Hours Legal with Mackenzie Elvin
6 July 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hour session with an expert lawyer from Mackenzie Elvin to find out what you didn't know about legal aspects affecting your business.
Free, Basestation

Get more website traffic with SEO
9 July 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Want to learn the basics of optimising your own website to rank higher in Google and attract more of the right kind of visitors to your website? For Business Owners, Marketing Managers and anyone else who wants to; become more confident around SEO, find out what is involved in SEO and how it works, and learn how to implement SEO for yourself.
Free, Basestation

Office Hours Intellectual Property with James & Wells
15 July 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Free one-off, one-on-one 45 minute Office Hours Intellectual Property session with an expert from James & Wells to find out what you didn't know about IP and your business.
Free, Basestation

Groundswell Masteriminds with Ange Wallace - *Groundswell Techweek20*
28 July 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Ange Wallace in her Masterclass to learn how diving deep and getting uncomfortable will transform your business (like it did hers). The class is designed to help you understand why and how to introduce client feedback into your B2B business.
$40+BF, Online webinar

Digital Assessment for your Business
It's time! Take 10 minutes to find out how well your business is using online technology. This tool guides you through four sections and you get a personalised action plan to help you improve productivity, optimise your online presence, and gain a competitive edge. 

Instigator - Events for Founders

Entrepreneurs Everywhere
EE meetup is taking a wee break while the team and our community work out how the event adds most value to all engage. Be sure to join soon to be the first to hear the news of the format revamp.

Angelic Drop-In Clinic
23 July 2020, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Want to scale up? Get insights and input from Angel Investors with free, one-off, individual 20-minute consultation.
Online webinar

Work that is worth it: using Tech for Good - *Groundswell Techweek20*
29 July 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Where tech tools, skills and purpose meet to create a flourishing future. Technological skills are already in high-demand by organisations whose highest purpose is profit and shareholder returns. What do these same skills accomplish when the highest purpose of an organisation is to deploy technology for common-good – ongoing improvement of community, environmental, social, as well as economic well-being.
Free, Online webinar

Events in our wider Community

Basestation Open Day
5 August 2020 (First Wednesday of the month)
Come and experience how we do coworking at Basestation! The first Wednesday of each month is Basestation's Open Day, and your chance to try #basestationlife. Also, did we mention that our Open Day coincides with our Community Shared Lunch? Yup, that's Pluto soup & buns on us, so you can focus on growing your business!
Free, Basestation
Ts&Cs apply

We look forward to seeing you get involved with this month's range of entrepreneurial events! Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may want to join in.

The Venture Centre Team
Basestation | Tauranga | NZ
e: info@venturecentre.co.nz


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