We've created an innovation community of business owners, working 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.

Our 2016 programme has kicked off, and we're in the process of contacting successful applicants and arranging our first events.

About Venturers

  • As a Venturers Innovation Partner, you will be able to use this accreditation and branding in your own business marketing.
  • Network with other innovative NZ SMEs and business leaders at Venturers events, hosted by ASB.
  • Access to thought leadership and innovation coaching, alongside first-hand experience of new product development.
  • Be the first to try, use and benefit from ASB's new banking innovations for NZ businesses.

Who is taking part

  • Digitally native business owners who use ASB's online or mobile banking.
  • Ideally run their business through cloud accounting software like Xero.
  • Owner of a business with a maximum of 49 employees.
  • Individuals who are keen to take part in photo sessions and media opportunities for their brand

Next steps

Register for updates

Get regular updates from the Venturers programme.

Register for updates

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.

Involvement at a glance

The duration

You'd need to be able to commit to Venturers for one year – from September 2016 to September 2017.

Your availability

You’ll be asked to complete a short survey (approximately 3-5 minutes) once a month. Completing half of these would be ideal.

Participation in events

Throughout the year, attend two or three group events at a central ASB Hub in your area. These sessions will include product testing and prototype development, as well as provide opportunities to network with other businesses.

ASB's selection criteria and terms apply. The information you provide when applying will be collected by Weirdly as ASB's agent. Events will be photographed and images used for promotional purposes. Any questions? Drop us a line.