Idea Summit is Venture Taranaki's business startup competition that helps business ideas get off the ground.

Venture Taranaki introduced Idea Summit to the region in 2018 to support startup businesses through a competitive format which offers intensive coaching and mentoring and the chance for the top founders to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in the hopes of winning $10,000.

Provided in partnership with The Factory, the event proved immensely popular, with 77 entrants and 161 people attending the finals event. 2018 event winners Yonder have gone on to establish a successful and rapidly growing online tourism support tool. Idea Summit ran again in August 2019.


Regional Development


23 October 2019