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Starting a Business Later in Life

Univentures is delighted to advise that funding has been obtained to develop a customised online programme, in partnership with UC Online, for those over 50 seeking to start a business for the first time.

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What We Do

Univentures® Ltd is a social enterprise

We offer customised startup programmes

We work with innovators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new ventures.

Who For?

Who For?

Our current programmes are designed for two different target audiences: Postgraduates and Later-in-Life Innovators.


Postgraduate Entrepreneurs

The first target audience are postgraduates in science and technology fields who want to develop innovation and entrepreneurial skills to help prepare them to commercialise new opportunities that emerge form research and development.

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Later in Life (50+) Entrepreneurs

The second and more recent target audience is those over 50 who want to start a business for the first time later in life but have no prior experience of doing so. A specialist programme has been developed, the first of its kind in New Zealand.

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Working With Us?

What does it look like to work with Univentures Ltd?

Dr Chris Kirk

Dr Chris Kirk is an internationally qualified startup expert and coach. He has led the development and delivery of Univenture’s unique programmes and style of delivery and works in partnership with a team of associates.


Get in Touch

Get in touch with Univentures via the following link