Jan 20

    Looking at Venture Up 2016 is a bit like looking directly into the future. It’s a programme run by Creative HQ, in which NZ’s forty finest young entrepreneurs will be brought together in January and February to take part in an entrepreneurship accelerator. They build skillsets, make connections, and get a glimpse into the world of a startup.

    The programme is generously funded by Creative HQ, with support from Ministry of Youth and Callaghan Innovation. But they want to make attendance possible for participants from all backgrounds – so they need your help to keep their direct costs low. With their crowd’s support, they hope to raise $25,000 for accommodation and board, which will be matched by their main sponsor Wellington City Council.

    And that’s where you come in! By pledging to Venture Up you’re not just supporting a current project, but all the exciting projects of the future too. And you don’t even have to wait too long to reap the benefits! Venture Up is offering a series of awesome rewards, the newest of which are outlined in the video below.

    After such an extraordinary update video, we knew we had to go out to the campaigners themselves, and hear about what’s going on behind-the-scenes.

    How are you finding the campaign so far?

    We have loved the support from the PledgeMe Crowd and our communities, but still a way to go in gaining more pledges!

    What do you have planned for the rest of your campaign – anything for us to look forward to?

    We have just released some punchy rewards – all new to boost the final fling into our deadline, including cake, muscle and wet entrepreneurs!


    Anything you want to shout out to your crowd?

    Venture Up is steaming ahead and we want to take you with us! Entrepreneurs, innovators, lovers, dreamers, fighters and philosophers … everyone has an idea. Help us make those ideas reality for New Zealand’s young aspiring go getters! And get some cake while you’re at it!


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