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good enterprise series: turn your ideas into action - make it rain

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 
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 - this class
Attracting funds which is itself driven primarily by social purposes rather than the profit motive. Crowdfunding, VC and angel investment. Strategies for bringing in cash.

You can find out what Joshua has to say about this workshop here:

10. Powerful Presentations - presenting your product 30th April

type of class intro

skill required beginner

your chalkler will be

Alex Hannant and Joshua Vial

Alex Hannant is the Executive Director of the Hikurangi Foundation. Before joining Hikurangi, Alex was Director of Programmes at Leadership for Environmental and Development (LEAD) - a global network focused on leadership development and learning for sustainbility. Alex was also the Head of Partnership at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) - a UK and Dutch Government funded initiative providing technical advice and services on climate compatible development to decision makers in developing countries. In his current role with Hikurangi, he aims to help build and support a culture of green innovation in New Zealand through the development of talent, learning networks and game-changing initiatives.


Joshua Vialis an entrepreneur with a passion for business, technology and social change. He has been running web development businesses since 2003 and is the founder ofEnspiral, a professional services collective that helps launch social enterprises. As well as managing the rapid growth of Enspiral, Joshua is currently hands on helping to launch two social enterprises -Bucky Box which builds software tools for healthier food systems andLoomio, an online tool that helps groups make decisions together.  Pitching these ideas to potential investors all require a honed and practiced approach so supporters/investors can support and invest in your idea quickly.

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 (incl. GST)

$20 (incl. GST) 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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  • Rob N.

    I will pay at the door tonight thanks!

    April 23, 2013

  • heidi V.

    Unfortunately Alex Hannat won't be able to join us tomorrow night. However, the good news is that means we get a whole 2 hours of Joshua talking about money in the start up world. Should be great!

    April 22, 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 21, 2013

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