We've created an innovation community for business owners, who work in collaboration with us to develop new business banking initiatives.

What is Venturers

Venturers is a reciprocal innovation programme between ASB and some of our business banking customers. Our aim is to co-create new banking products to help New Zealand businesses progress.

The Venturers community got off to a strong start in September 2016, leading to launch events in November 2016 for Auckland and Hamilton. With new product development, ideation sessions and group competitions, it's already shaping up to be an exciting 2017.

The benefits of being a member

There are many benefits to being part of this community. Our Venturers can:

  • Network with other innovative NZ SMEs and business leaders at Venturers events, hosted by ASB.
  • Use the ASB Venturers accreditation and branding in their own business marketing.
  • Try ASB's new banking innovations for New Zealand businesses before anyone else.
  • Access thought leadership and innovation coaching, alongside first-hand experience of new product development.

About ASB Venturers

The Venturers Auckland Launch was the first of our meet-ups. The ASB Venturers took the opportunity to network, meet like-minded business owners and some of our business partners as well as meet the Venturers team. Take a look at our video to see what it's all about and why they joined.

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Who is taking part

  • Venturers with ASB is designed for digitally native business owners who use ASB's online or mobile banking.
  • Most of our Venturers run their business through cloud accounting software, such as Xero.
  • They are small to medium businesses with 1 - 49 employees.
  • Venturers members are encouraged to take part in media opportunities including event filming and photography for their brand.

Next steps

Register for updates

Get regular updates from the Venturers programme.

Register for updates

Interested in becoming an ASB Venturer?

Our registrations for the first intake are currently closed, however you can register interest for future initiatives

Register for future initiatives

Meet the team

Meet the team behind it all - our ASB Business Ventures team. From left – Thashnee Pillay, Simon Farmilo, David Bell (General Manager) and Mat Stokes.

ASB's selection criteria and terms apply. Events will be photographed and images used for promotional purposes. Any questions? Drop us a line.