“The inaugural Wairarapa Rebel Business School ran over the period 19-30 June 2023. This was led by the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy, as part of their work to translate strategy aims into action! The WEDS vision is to make our region THRIVE through leveraging opportunity and funding sources to grow our Businesses, Workforce, Iwi relationships, Water resilience and Tech capabilities. The Rebel programme is designed to equip people with the startup knowledge and skills to translate their business idea into reality. FOR FREE! There were 25 graduates from the first cohort from all around the Wairarapa, from high school students through to retirees. Follow their journey and success stories here"