Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Waikato-Tainui, SODA Inc. partnership


September 3, 2014


Waikato-Tainui, SODA Inc. partnership a boost to Maaori business


Waikato-Tainui partners with SODA Inc. to create employment opportunities and encourage Maaori entrepreneurship.

On 14 August 2014, Waikato-Tainui signed a partnership agreement with SODA Inc. to foster Maaori business growth and acumen through scholarships and networking opportunities. SODA Inc. is Hamilton’s business incubator, helping pioneering entrepreneurs to start-up, succeed and grow their businesses.

Rahui Papa, Chairman of Waikato-Tainui’s tribal executive Te Arataura, says the partnership with SODA will give our tribal members access to business networks, relationships and programmes that will empower and support them to realise their economic aspirations.

“Whakatupuranga 2050, the tribe’s strategic plan, has an aspiration for our tribal members to become business leaders and this partnership is a stepping stone towards that goal,” says Mr Papa.

Tribal members will be offered scholarships to learn about how start-ups work, including business model generation and pitching business ideas to potential investors and customers. There will also be internship events which aim to link up Waikato-Tainui graduates with potential employment opportunities.

Business Growth Manager for SODA Inc. Vanessa Clark said the partnership emerged out of a successful pilot run earlier in the year where 10 tribal members with four projects took part in a nine-part workshop series that covered how start-ups work, design thinking, market validation, business modelling, marketing, finance, IP, governance and pitching.

Incoming CEO Dr Claire McGowan says, “We are excited with the opportunity to build capability, knowledge and networks for Waikato-Tainui’s entrepreneurial tribal members.”

Waikato-Tainui and SODA Inc. are currently working together to map the programme of events which will be communicated to tribal members later this month.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Statistics: Dairy And Travel Still Our Largest Export Earners

New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than we spent on imports during the year ended June 2015... total exports of goods and services were $67.5 billion, while total imports were $65.1 billion. More>>

ALSO:

Approval: Air New Zealand And Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Air New Zealand and Air China have today launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing after receiving approval from New Zealand Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges to form a strategic alliance. More>>

ALSO:

Money Trading: FX Trader Jin Yuan Finance Warned Over Lack Of Monitoring

Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Surge, Possible Peak: House Values Accelerate At Fastest Annual Pace In 8 Years

New Zealand residential property values rose at their fastest annual pace in eight years in August, pushed higher by overflowing demand in Auckland, which is showing signs speculators think it has reached its peak, according to Quotable Value. More>>

ALSO:

Cash Money: Reserve Bank Launches New $5 And $10 Banknotes

The $5 and $10 final banknotes were revealed at an event at the Bank in Wellington, and will start to be released from mid-October 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Truck Sales Booted: Commerce Commission Files Charges Against Mobile Trader

The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop operator, claiming he obtained money from customers by deception and never intended to supply them with the goods they paid for. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news