At Venture Taranaki, we understand it can be daunting to start up a new business so we are there for all those taking the plunge.


Venture Taranaki works with many businesses from all sectors, of all sizes, and at all stages of development.


Whatever your innovation challenge, a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor can point you in the right direction.

Business news

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

Idea Summit finalists announced

The five finalists of Idea Summit - the Taranaki business start-up competition – have been announced, and span everything from mushrooms to soap-box racers.

Business events

Understanding Innovation Workshop
Wed 22 Aug, 1:00 p.m.
22/08/2018 1:00:00 p.m. 22/08/2018 5:00:00 p.m.

Pepper Room, Waterfront Hotel, 1 Egmont Street, New Plymouth

Understanding Innovation Workshop

Taranaki Innovator's Forum
Thu 23 Aug, 9:00 a.m.
23/08/2018 9:00:00 a.m. 23/08/2018 11:00:00 a.m.

The Pepper Room, Waterfront Hotel, New Plymouth

Taranaki Innovator's Forum

Hui Hereturikōkā 2018
Thu 23 Aug, 5:30 p.m.
23/08/2018 5:30:00 p.m. 23/08/2018 7:30:00 p.m.

Parininihi ki Waitotara, 35 Leach Street, New Plymouth

Hui Hereturikōkā 2018

First-time Managers
Fri 24 Aug, 8:30 a.m.
24/08/2018 8:30:00 a.m. 24/08/2018 4:30:00 p.m.

42 Egmont Street, New Plymouth

First-time Managers


Taranaki Trends

Taranaki Trends is a six-monthly collection of recent facts and figures about the region and its performance, produced by Venture Taranaki to help inform business decisions.

Taranaki Business Survey

Venture Taranaki has been conducting the Taranaki Business Survey since last century, providing a long-running snapshot of business confidence in the region.