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Kōkiri: Calling all Māori entrepreneurs and innovators

Calling all Māori entrepreneurs and innovators.

Applications are now open.

Kia Hiwa Ra! Kia Hiwa Ra!

We are searching across Aotearoa for 10 highly motivated Māori entrepreneurs and innovators to join Kōkiri – a Māori business accelerator, kicking off in February 2018.

The first of its kind, Kōkiri is delivered in partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation. We’ve 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 our 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 our programme manager, Ian Musson.

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