Event Reports
10 day event

Whakatāne

Helping people startup and make money doing what they love

Event Overview

People
28
Active attendees (3+ days)
31
Show-ups
Out of 34 Sign-ups
Average at Rebel events
Days
8.7
Average days attended
Out of 10 day course
Average at Rebel events

Where did people come from

For 10 days the Rebel Business School ran in Whakatane
to help people start businesses and make their own money doing what they love.

Who came to the event

41%
59%
27%
72.5%
0.5%
Average at Rebel events
Male
Female
Other

Event promotion

A huge amount of effort and work with our partners went into promoting the event and getting the message out to Whakatāne and the surrounding areas.

How did people hear about us?

35%
31%
x11%
5%
4%
2%
1%
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
Facebook
Word of mouth
Friends/family
Community group
Waiariki Whanau Mentoring
Ministry of Social Development
Rebel Business School

Attendance

This Rebel event had a variety of different workshops over the days we were there. But how long on average did participants stay for?

Average show-up

On average, we had 25 participants each day of the Rebel Business School course, most attended every day with some dipping in and out.
81%
19%

People stayed for

8.7
out of
10
active days
day course
87%
13%
% of our active attendees per each of 10 course days.

Employment status

41% of the people who came along to the event told us they were unemployed at the time the event started.

There was a high number (11%) of self-employed people who came to the event.

41%
Unemployed
11%
Self-employed
15%
Full-time employed
22%
Part-time employed
11%
Other: Student - 11%

Start-ups & Sales

One of the key points on an entrepreneurs journey is the first sale. The first time you hold that $10 profit in your hand. This can turn out to be the catalyst that drives you forward to build your business.

We do everything we can to help people reach their first sale with 83% achieving this during the course!

+ 39% almost ready & 28% traded before
incl. 83% Māori businesses
incl. 43% during Trade Show

Business structure

11%
39%
22%
28%
Company
Sole Trader
Partnership
Yet to be decided

Types of businesses created

22.2%
Accommodation and Food Services
5.6%
Craft Business
11.1%
Human health & social work
5.6%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
16.7%
Arts, entertainment & recreations
11.1%
Education and Training
5.6%
Real-estate activities
22.2%
Not Elsewhere Included

Impact on capabilities

At the Rebel Business School we track four main figures for people before and after the event. We ask people to rate where they are on a scale of 1-10.

COVID-19 impact

34%
18%
19%
2%
2%
26%
Being your own boss
Sensing opportunity in the market post COVID-19
The chance to be financially independent
Helped to crystallize my business idea
Seeing how New Zealand had responded to COVID-19 gave the confidence to give it a go
Other

Websites

Here are samples of the websites that were built, launched and developed over the course.

It is amazing how having a website so quickly helps people to feel that their business is more real.

6%
28%
56%
10%
14.3%
28.3%
48.6%
8.8%
Average at Rebel events
Improved during
Launched during
Soon to launch
Not building

Business support

Connecting attendees to the local business ecosystem

At the Rebel Business School Aotearoa we make sure new businesses stay connected by providing awareness of business network support in specific areas as needed. These connections are all about enabling business sustainability. Being aware of the Bookkeepers Assn NZ or Business Mentors NZ, for example, can provide business input allowing the business to strengthen its foundations and/or its direction.

Daily Speakers

Speakers' rating
9.8

Requested help

50%
33%
11%
6%
Very Important
Important
Maybe
Not Important

Attendees’ feedback

We asked the participants what their Lightbulb moments were at the event. Also they left the messages for our partners and assessed our team’s efforts.