skip to Main Content

Kaupapa Mātua – Vision

Whānau transformation through entrepreneurship and innovation 

Aronganui – Mission

Kōkiri is a Māori business acceleration programme, based on kaupapa Māori values, focused on accelerating early stage Māori led start-ups who have bold ambitions, are impact positive and technology based. 

Our mission is to support Māori-led start-ups that have high-growth potential to develop their business capability and wellbeing, through tailored experiential based learning, supported by mentors, coaches, and experts in a safe and culturally responsive learning environment 

We aim to build a strong, connected, and valuable community that is investable, who are enriched through Te Ao Māori, and make positive economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts in Aotearoa and Te Ao. 

Kōkiri 2020

Key Dates

2 Dec 2019

Applications Open

Dec 2019

Roadshow

Jan 2020

Application Sessions

2 Feb 2020

Applications Close

21-22 Feb 2020

Selection Wananga

3 Mar 2020

Teams Announced

14 Apr 2020

Programme Start

2 July 2020

Showcase Day

The future of Māori
Innovation

LEE TIMUTIMU | CEO AND FOUNDER, ARATAKI SYSTEMS

Events - Ngā Hui

Official Launch Event

You’re invited to the official launch of Kōkiri 2020! Hear from the new Kōkiri delivery team about the updates and changes made for the 2020 programme. Plus it’s a great opportunity to connect with your Māori startup community to celebrate the end of the year.

Information Sessions

We’re running info sessions to meet with potential teams and to share the Kōkiri 2020 kaupapa. Kōkiri alumnus, Lee Timutimu joining us on the road as our kaikōrero (guest speaker) and will share his start-up journey with Arataki Systems. Join us in Wellington, Auckland and Whangarei in December.

To view the full schedule and register visit www.kokiri.nz 

Register

Register for our events by clicking the button below or using the Facebook links to the right.

Latest News

Kōkiri is back in 2020!

Kōkiri is an intensive three-month programme for start-ups that have high-growth potential. Aimed at accelerating…

Applications are open!

Up to 10 ventures will be accepted into the 2020 programme, gaining access to Aotearoa’s dedicated Māori business accelerator with access to start-up mentors, coaches, investor networks plus a $10,000 start-up grant.

Programme participants will complete a unique education, capability and founder wellbeing programme over 12 weeks. At the end of the programme, each venture will have the opportunity to pitch to an investor panel and then their whānau, supporters and the wider business community at our Showcase Day.

Nāu te rourou
Nāku te rourou
ka ora ai te iwi

WITH YOUR FOOD BASKET AND MY FOOD BASKET THE PEOPLE WILL THRIVE | MAORI PROVERB

Partners and Sponsor

Powered by

Delivered by

Members of

Sponsors

READY TO GROW

Join us

Back To Top