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Venture Up 2016 Showcase

New Zealand's leading youth enterprise accelerator presents 8 startup ventures built over an intense six-week period.

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This article was published on 11 February 2016

Venture Up 2016's Final Showcase highlighted New Zealand's next generation of bright young entrepreneurs.

Event summary

New Zealand's leading youth enterprise accelerator will present the 8 startup ventures built over an intense six-week period.

Venture Up has brought 38 of the most promising graduates from the Young Enterprise Scheme to across the country to Wellington to immerse themselves in the startup experience. The students have spent their summer break learning from mentors, building their venture teams, identifying customer pain points, validating their market and running fast and hard on a startup business concept for six weeks.

The Venture Up Showcase will build on the programme themes of Education, Resilience and Connection with presentations sure to include tales of success, challenge and fast failure.

The presentations will be followed by a chance to meet the young entrepreneurs who will be - New Zealand's next generation of business leaders. A light supper and beverages will be provided.

Callaghan Innovation is proud to support this event.

The Venture Up Showcase 2016 was held on 16 February. For more information, see