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good enterprise series: turn your ideas into action - mingle and pitch


what we are doing

This workshop series is designed to give participants the skills needed to turn good ideas into action, in order to strengthen and grow the social entrepreneurship community in Wellington. Twelve workshops facilitated by highly experienced entrepreneurs and experts in a variety of fields will provide participants with actionable advice, transferable skills and inspiration to develop their visions for community-focused business. Covering everything from testing and pitching ideas through to legal and marketing, this innovative and interactive series will have something of value for anyone interested in starting a business, whether social or otherwise.

Social entrepreneurship uses entrepreneurial principles to organise, create, and manage a venture in order to achieve a desired social change, solve a social problem or strengthen community.

what you will learn

10 Launchpad Workshops - Propelling you towards making your good enterprise come to life

1. What does it mean? 19th March 
2. Sorting Ideas - testing for viability 21st March 
3. Building a Framework - business plans with flexibility 26 March 
4. Mingle and Pitch - networking and pitching 4th April - this class
In casual atmospheres, you have about 60 seconds or less to explain your ideas, make it understood, and hook someone in before they start to lose interest. Tips and tricks to focus and refine your pitch.

What's it about?


Understanding the power of persuasion, pitching and projecting is critical to getting the cut through and the support you need to do anything.

What will you walk away with?

Understanding of the different situations you will be required to make some convincing noise about yourself/your project.
Understanding what convincing noise looks and sounds like.
Understanding the audience, and how to prepare for them.
How to build a pitch with punch.
The key elements of pitching.
Tip top tips for networking.
Ideas on turning Fear into Fearsome!
Some practice under your belt.
You can read more about this workshop here:

Follow these links to read about past workshops:

Reflections from Viv's workshops Canvas tools and reflections:

5. Get Stuff Done - effective execution 9th April

6. Customer Validation - market research and analysis 11th April 
7. Spreading the Word - market strategy & planning 16th April 
8. Lock It Down - legal set up 18th April 
9. Make It Rain - attracting funding 23rd April 
10. Powerful Presentations - presenting your product 30th April

type of class

skill required

your chalkler will be

Nick Churchouse is the Venture Manager at startup incubator Creative HQ. He hears ideas pitched at him every day, and helps prep startup founders to pitch for everything from a new employee to a tranche of seed capital. With pitches under his belt to company boards, government dudes, startup wannabes, startup success stories, and having given an impromptu song to a packed Wellington Town Hall, he's crashed and learned a few times over.


what to bring

Something to take notes if you wish. Please not there may be preparatory work to complete prior to some workshops.

cost 30

$20 unwaged - email [masked] and confirm your attendance and pay cash at the workshop
275 Package Deal for all 10 workshops

how to book and pay
We expect pre-payment for all classes.
RSVP and pay using this paypal link or
deposit 30 into chalkle's Kiwibank account:
Reference:[masked] - Your name

We require a minimum of 2 people for this class to go ahead.

our cancellation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

about chalkle°
chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!


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  • Kaye-Maree

    So wonderful to see you at the Mingle and Pitch event. It was great to learn and hear your fabulous 3 word pitches... don't forget the three C's

    April 4, 2013

  • Olivia R.

    Awesome sauce

    April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      translation: Cool. Sweet as. No worries. :)

      April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ah so dench

      April 4, 2013

  • Chris B.

    I'm going to pay at the workshop if that's okay

    April 3, 2013

    • chalkle

      Thank you for letting us know Chris, we will let the event organiser know that you will do this

      April 4, 2013

  • chalkle

    If you are on the waitlist and would like to attend this session, please email [masked] about prepayment for the class. Your status will be moved to Yes when we have received a notification from you

    April 3, 2013

  • Kaye-Maree

    Awesome, so excited, this looks awesome

    March 12, 2013

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