Build your business capability with one of our programmes

Make your business flourish with the right skills and knowledge.

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Pakihi is a series of useful workshops offered free to those who want to learn new business skills or refresh what they already know. Each 3-hour workshop comes with 1-hour of professional mentoring.

  • Whakarautia – Before you start-up your business
  • Te Uma – You’ve just started a new business
  • Whānaua – Grow your current business

Offered at different locations around Aotearoa, Pakihi provides much-needed support to individuals wanting to achieve and maximise their business opportunities. Powered by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.


Kōkiri is a values-based 4-month startup accelerator that supports 10 early stage Māori-led companies on a journey for business growth. Developed for Māori, by Māori, Kōkiri is built upon a foundation of Kia angitu te tauira (founder success), and designed to strengthen founders which in turn strengthens their business.

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Start-up and Business Activation

The Startup Activation service supports whānau and entrepreneurs to

  • assess their current idea or business,
  • understanding the current state,
  • and provide a developmental action plan.

The Activator connects and navigates to support business development agencies and development opportunities including programmes, workshops, and events.

Contact Us for a 30min Activation session

Book a Business Activation Hui

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