Calling all Māori entrepreneurs and innovators

Calling all Māori entrepreneurs and innovators



The search is on across Aotearoa for 10 highly motivated Māori entrepreneurs and innovators to join Kōkiri – a Māori business accelerator that kicks off in February 2018.


The first of its kind, Kōkiri is delivered in partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation. They have teamed up with other successful and recognised businesses committed to Māori business success. The aim is to get high growth potential business start-ups investment-ready and into the market.


If you’re in the start-up phase or early stages of business and would like the benefits of expert coaches, mentors and industry leaders during an intensive four month programme, apply now.


And, if you’re one of the successful participants, you’ll also receive financial assistance to enable you to focus solely on your business during the programme.


Dates to remember:

  • October 10 – Applications open
  • November 17 – Applications close
  • November 30 – Short-listed teams present to Kōkiri panel
  • February 12 – Kōkiri programme begins
  • June 14 – Demo day – pitch your business to investors.


This opportunity is too good to miss. Find out more and apply online at

For any questions, please contact the programme manager, Ian Musson. Email: