Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


New social enterprise programme celebrates final showcase!

New social enterprise programme celebrates final showcase!

New Zealand’s first social enterprise accelerator programme, Live the Dream, culminates with a final showcase event on Wellington’s Waterfront today. Seven teams will pitch their ideas for a better New Zealand at the exclusive event.

Run by Inspiring Stories Trust, the programme was designed to radically up-skill the next generation of entrepreneurs and their ventures. Young people from across New Zealand took part in the 10-week accelerator, with their ventures ranging from housing to workplace health and wellbeing, up-cycling wood-waste, local food resilience to a youth volunteering platform.

The event comes at a time when Government has just announced it’s official position on social enterprise, recognising the significant increase in the growth of the sector internationally, and it’s commitment to supporting the development of the sector in New Zealand.


Inspiring Stories Trust CEO, Guy Ryan, said “the programme has played a pivotal role in learning how New Zealand can better support the next generation of social entrepreneurs and enterprise. The impact on participants has been significant, and the programme has the potential to be replicated on every tertiary campus nationwide supporting thousands of young people.”

The first-time programme attracted support from the Tindall Foundation, Massey University, the Hikurangi Foundation, Sustainable Business Council, Vodafone, KPMG, Enspiral and World Vision amongst many others.

More than 70 contributors from across New Zealand were involved as speakers and mentors. Programme Manager Anthony Cabraal, said “The collaboration from so many partners and contributors has been awesome. It’s been amazing to draw on such a diverse range of expertise and watch the teams transform.”

Inspiring Stories Trust plans to run the programme in at least Wellington and Auckland next summer and is looking for support from potential partners. Find out more about Live the Dream via the website – www.livethedream.org.nz.

- ENDS -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news