A 3-week programme to establish work-ready skills and real-life job opportunities for 18-22 year olds who haven’t found their place in the world… yet.
Our speakers & collaborators
Frances Valintine, founder of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab
Frances Valintine (CNZM) is a thought-leader in emerging and disruptive technologies and has 20 years’ experience across business, technology and education.
Murray Streets, Managing Director of Dentsu New Zealand
Murray started his early career as a Latin and Ancient Greek high school teacher, before shifting to advertising. He's committed to a culture that promotes self-awareness, personal purpose, diversity and mental and physical wellbeing.
Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder & CEO of GirlBoss NZ
GirlBoss is social enterprise set up to address the gender gap in STEM, business and leadership. The 13,500 strong GirlBoss network are on a mission to either claim their seat at the table or flip it over and build their own.
Rich Rowley, Innovation Advisor at Tech Futures Lab
With a background in law and education, Rich has become our resident champion of change, specialising in challenging and disrupting the status quo.
Pagen Plaizier, People Experience Project Manager at Xero
Pagen spends her days running projects to enable the people at Xero to do the best work of their lives, so each and every one of them can contribute to making business #beautiful.
Tom Newman, Creative Director at Radikal Neon
As Creative Director of Radikal Neon - a sustainable signage shop - Tom has been involved in some of the most creatively challenging projects for a number of the world's biggest brands; Apple, Netflix, Disney & Nike to name a few.
Taurean Butler, Innovation Advisor at Tech Futures Lab
Research orientated, and hailing from New York, he has worked as a designer and product manager to develop products grounded in understanding and empathising with humans. He’s curious, yet methodical and statistically minded.
James McLeod, Co-Founder of Made4Baby Natural Skincare
The son of a Wairarapa farmer, James dropped out of uni after 6 months, worked for Telecom (aka Spark), and found himself in marketing. He's lived and worked all around the world, and cofounded Made4Baby Natural Skincare, currently selling in 8 countries around the world.
Alex Hannon, Co-founder of Squawk Squad
Alex is an engineer and innovative visionary, passionate about sustainable science and technology. He co-founded Squawk Squad, a social enterprise dedicated to engaging and connecting New Zealanders in the protection and growth of native bird species.
What We Cover
What does the future hold?
An in-depth insight into the impact of technological change, climate change, globalisation, and how this shapes the future of work
The importance of personal purpose and how to find yours as you navigate your next steps
The environment and how these will influence every decision that we make
The effect of combined inspiration, tools and techniques to use collaboration to your advantage
Creativity & curiosity
Recognising these skills as a superpower
The most sought-after skill required by employers today, how to maximise outcomes
Experimenting with digital innovations as enablers to grow your portfolio and your skillset
Navigating and understanding different leadership styles, finding yours, embracing it and being proud of it
Coming up with ideas, having the skills to evaluate them, and getting them ready for market
Recognising your own potential and values in order to sell yourself confidently
Getting comfortable with failure as a key component of personal development
Frances Valintine: Reimagining Higher Education to prepare students for their future
Take a look at our Founder’s insight into the future of education and inspiration for HeyFuture!, it’s amazing….