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Network to launch mentoring initiative for aspiring startups

Network to launch mentoring initiative for aspiring startups

The Wellington Pasifika Business Network will tonight launch “A’o Atu, A’o Mai” – a mentoring initiative established to provide support to aspiring Pasifika business startups and entrepreneurs.

Aiming to improve the rate of Pasifika business ownership and encourage more to take the leap, the initiative teams the start-ups with Pasifika business owners who will provide valuable mentoring and insight over 6 months, enabling for a strong foundation of growth and success, says Network Chairman, Paul Retimanu.

“Our start-up mentoring initiative identifies Pasifika businesses at the startup and exploratory stage of conception and links them with business mentors to share their journey, expertise and networks.

“Through this initiative, the startups taking part will be able to explore and flesh out their idea’s further, assess the feasibility of their idea and grow their business plan with the support of funders, service providers and other stakeholders.

“The role of our Network is to identify and facilitate linkages to existing Pasifika and mainstream businesses to provide a quality experience and exposure to a diverse range of services and support. Our initiative is central to achieving that.

“At present we make up only 1.5% of all Pasifika businesses in NZ. Our goal is to grow the number of Pasifika businesses to be successful not only in the domestic market, but also on the world-wide stage,” says Paul Retimanu.

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